Articles | Volume 15, issue 2
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 553–594, 2022
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 553–594, 2022
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 et al.

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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.