Articles | Volume 15, issue 22
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 8245–8267, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-8245-2022
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 8245–8267, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-8245-2022
Model evaluation paper
17 Nov 2022
Model evaluation paper | 17 Nov 2022

Impact of increased resolution on the representation of the Canary upwelling system in climate models

Adama Sylla et al.

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Increasing model resolution depends on the subdomain of the Canary upwelling considered. In the Iberian Peninsula, the high-resolution (HR) models do not seem to better simulate the upwelling indices, while in Morocco to the Senegalese coast, the HR models show a clear improvement. Thus increasing the resolution of a global climate model does not necessarily have to be the only way to better represent the climate system. There is still much work to be done in terms of physical parameterizations.