Articles | Volume 16, issue 18
Model description paper
22 Sep 2023
Model description paper |  | 22 Sep 2023

The Canadian Atmospheric Model version 5 (CanAM5.0.3)

Jason Neil Steven Cole, Knut von Salzen, Jiangnan Li, John Scinocca, David Plummer, Vivek Arora, Norman McFarlane, Michael Lazare, Murray MacKay, and Diana Verseghy


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-120', Anonymous Referee #1, 24 Mar 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-120', Anonymous Referee #2, 27 Mar 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Jason Cole on behalf of the Authors (11 May 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (07 Jul 2023) by Xiaohong Liu
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (18 Jul 2023)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (05 Aug 2023) by Xiaohong Liu
AR by Jason Cole on behalf of the Authors (12 Aug 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
The Canadian Atmospheric Model version 5 (CanAM5) is used to simulate on a global scale the climate of Earth's atmosphere, land, and lakes. We document changes to the physics in CanAM5 since the last major version of the model (CanAM4) and evaluate the climate simulated relative to observations and CanAM4. The climate simulated by CanAM5 is similar to CanAM4, but there are improvements, including better simulation of temperature and precipitation over the Amazon and better simulation of cloud.