Articles | Volume 15, issue 7
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 2973–3020, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-2973-2022
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 2973–3020, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-2973-2022
Model description paper
08 Apr 2022
Model description paper | 08 Apr 2022

The EC-Earth3 Earth system model for the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project 6

Ralf Döscher et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CC1: 'Comment on gmd-2020-446', Malcolm J. Roberts, 15 Mar 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on CC1', Ralf Döscher, 20 Jul 2021
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2020-446', Neil Swart, 19 Mar 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Ralf Döscher, 20 Jul 2021
  • EC1: 'Comment on gmd-2020-446', Fiona O'Connor, 20 Apr 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on EC1', Ralf Döscher, 22 Jul 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2020-446', Fiona O'Connor, 20 Apr 2021
    • AC4: 'Reply on RC2', Ralf Döscher, 22 Jul 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Ralf Döscher on behalf of the Authors (22 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (23 Aug 2021) by Fiona O'Connor
AR by Ralf Döscher on behalf of the Authors (15 Oct 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
The Earth system model EC-Earth3 is documented here. Key performance metrics show physical behavior and biases well within the frame known from recent models. With improved physical and dynamic features, new ESM components, community tools, and largely improved physical performance compared to the CMIP5 version, EC-Earth3 represents a clear step forward for the only European community ESM. We demonstrate here that EC-Earth3 is suited for a range of tasks in CMIP6 and beyond.