Articles | Volume 13, issue 8
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 3507–3527, 2020
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 3507–3527, 2020
Model evaluation paper
06 Aug 2020
Model evaluation paper | 06 Aug 2020

HighResMIP versions of EC-Earth: EC-Earth3P and EC-Earth3P-HR – description, model computational performance and basic validation

Rein Haarsma et al.

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Short summary
HighResMIP is an international coordinated CMIP6 effort to investigate the improvement in climate modeling caused by an increase in horizontal resolution. This paper describes EC-Earth3P-(HR), which has been developed for HighResMIP. First analyses reveal that increasing resolution does improve certain aspects of the simulated climate but that many other biases still continue, possibly related to phenomena that are still not yet resolved and need to be parameterized.