Articles | Volume 14, issue 9
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 5769–5787, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-5769-2021

Special issue: The FAMOUS climate model

Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 5769–5787, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-5769-2021

Development and technical paper 17 Sep 2021

Development and technical paper | 17 Sep 2021

FAMOUS version xotzt (FAMOUS-ice): a general circulation model (GCM) capable of energy- and water-conserving coupling to an ice sheet model

Robin S. Smith et al.

Data sets

FAMOUS-ice simulation data R. S. Smith and S. George http://gws-access.jasmin.ac.uk/public/ncas_climate/rssmith/sgfjb

Model code and software

UMbrowser National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) http://cms.ncas.ac.uk/code_browsers/UM4.5/UMbrowser

UM code mods for FAMOUS-ice xotzt R. S. Smith and S. George http://gws-access.jasmin.ac.uk/public/ncas_climate/rssmith/FAMOUS-ice_SEG.tar.gz

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Short summary
Many of the complex computer models used to study the physics of the natural world treat ice sheets as fixed and unchanging, capable of only simple interactions with the rest of the climate. This is partly because it is technically very difficult to usefully do anything more realistic. We have adapted a climate model so it can be joined together with a dynamical model of the Greenland ice sheet. This gives us a powerful tool to help us better understand how ice sheets and the climate interact.
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