Articles | Volume 15, issue 7
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, Mario Acosta, Andrea Alessandri, Peter Anthoni, Thomas Arsouze, Tommi Bergman, Raffaele Bernardello, Souhail Boussetta, Louis-Philippe Caron, Glenn Carver, Miguel Castrillo, Franco Catalano, Ivana Cvijanovic, Paolo Davini, Evelien Dekker, Francisco J. Doblas-Reyes, David Docquier, Pablo Echevarria, Uwe Fladrich, Ramon Fuentes-Franco, Matthias Gröger, Jost v. Hardenberg, Jenny Hieronymus, M. Pasha Karami, Jukka-Pekka Keskinen, Torben Koenigk, Risto Makkonen, François Massonnet, Martin Ménégoz, Paul A. Miller, Eduardo Moreno-Chamarro, Lars Nieradzik, Twan van Noije, Paul Nolan, Declan O'Donnell, Pirkka Ollinaho, Gijs van den Oord, Pablo Ortega, Oriol Tintó Prims, Arthur Ramos, Thomas Reerink, Clement Rousset, Yohan Ruprich-Robert, Philippe Le Sager, Torben Schmith, Roland Schrödner, Federico Serva, Valentina Sicardi, Marianne Sloth Madsen, Benjamin Smith, Tian Tian, Etienne Tourigny, Petteri Uotila, Martin Vancoppenolle, Shiyu Wang, David Wårlind, Ulrika Willén, Klaus Wyser, Shuting Yang, Xavier Yepes-Arbós, and Qiong Zhang


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 | EF: Editorial file upload
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 
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.