Articles | Volume 15, issue 2
Model description paper
25 Jan 2022
Model description paper |  | 25 Jan 2022

PARASO, a circum-Antarctic fully coupled ice-sheet–ocean–sea-ice–atmosphere–land model involving f.ETISh1.7, NEMO3.6, LIM3.6, COSMO5.0 and CLM4.5

Charles Pelletier, Thierry Fichefet, Hugues Goosse, Konstanze Haubner, Samuel Helsen, Pierre-Vincent Huot, Christoph Kittel, François Klein, Sébastien Le clec'h, Nicole P. M. van Lipzig, Sylvain Marchi, François Massonnet, Pierre Mathiot, Ehsan Moravveji, Eduardo Moreno-Chamarro, Pablo Ortega, Frank Pattyn, Niels Souverijns, Guillian Van Achter, Sam Vanden Broucke, Alexander Vanhulle, Deborah Verfaillie, and Lars Zipf

Data sets

Input data for PARASO, a circum-Antarctic fully-coupled 5-component model C. Pelletier, F. Klein, L. Zipf, S. Vanden Broucke, and K. Haubner

PARASO ERA5 forcings C. Pelletier and S. Helsen

Scripts and data for the PARASO Geoscientific Model Development paper figures C. Pelletier

Supplementary figures supporting the corrigendum on the PARASO Geoscientific Model Development paper P.-V. Huot, S. Marchi, and C. Pelletier

Model code and software

PARASO source code (no COSMO) C. Pelletier, F. Klein, L. Zipf, K. Haubner, F. Pattyn, and E. Moravveji


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Short summary
We present PARASO, a circumpolar model for simulating the Antarctic climate. PARASO features five distinct models, each covering different Earth system subcomponents (ice sheet, atmosphere, land, sea ice, ocean). In this technical article, we describe how this tool has been developed, with a focus on the coupling interfaces representing the feedbacks between the distinct models used for contribution. PARASO is stable and ready to use but is still characterized by significant biases.