Articles | Volume 9, issue 8
Model description paper
24 Aug 2016
Model description paper |  | 24 Aug 2016

The Modular Arbitrary-Order Ocean-Atmosphere Model: MAOOAM v1.0

Lesley De Cruz, Jonathan Demaeyer, and Stéphane Vannitsem


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AR by Lesley De Cruz on behalf of the Authors (21 Jul 2016)
Short summary
Large-scale weather patterns such as the North Atlantic Oscillation, which dictates the harshness of European winters, vary over the course of years. By recreating it in a simple ocean-atmosphere model, we hope to understand what drives this slow, hard-to-predict variability. MAOOAM is such a model, in which the resolution and included physical processes can easily be modified. The modular system allowed us to show the robustness of the slow variability against changes in model resolution.