CMIP6 HighResMIP model descriptions and basic properties
CMIP6 HighResMIP model descriptions and basic properties
Editor(s): GMD topic editors | Coordinator: M. Roberts
HighResMIP is a new protocol for the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6 (CMIP6) with the aim of furthering our understanding of model bias through horizontal resolution changes. It specifies an experimental setup which constrains models to be more comparable through simplified forcing and using only the physical aspects of climate models. This enables a cleaner comparison of the impact of model horizontal resolution on simulation performance, with each model being run at two resolutions: one typical of CMIP6 DECK simulations, and one towards 25 km resolution (atmosphere and ocean). The special issue will bring together comparable model descriptions, as well as describing the implementation of the HighResMIP protocol and assessing its strengths and weaknesses.

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04 Feb 2021
The Nonhydrostatic ICosahedral Atmospheric Model for CMIP6 HighResMIP simulations (NICAM16-S): experimental design, model description, and impacts of model updates
Chihiro Kodama, Tomoki Ohno, Tatsuya Seiki, Hisashi Yashiro, Akira T. Noda, Masuo Nakano, Yohei Yamada, Woosub Roh, Masaki Satoh, Tomoko Nitta, Daisuke Goto, Hiroaki Miura, Tomoe Nasuno, Tomoki Miyakawa, Ying-Wen Chen, and Masato Sugi
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 795–820,,, 2021
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03 Dec 2019
Description of the resolution hierarchy of the global coupled HadGEM3-GC3.1 model as used in CMIP6 HighResMIP experiments
Malcolm J. Roberts, Alex Baker, Ed W. Blockley, Daley Calvert, Andrew Coward, Helene T. Hewitt, Laura C. Jackson, Till Kuhlbrodt, Pierre Mathiot, Christopher D. Roberts, Reinhard Schiemann, Jon Seddon, Benoît Vannière, and Pier Luigi Vidale
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 4999–5028,,, 2019
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25 Jul 2019
Max Planck Institute Earth System Model (MPI-ESM1.2) for the High-Resolution Model Intercomparison Project (HighResMIP)
Oliver Gutjahr, Dian Putrasahan, Katja Lohmann, Johann H. Jungclaus, Jin-Song von Storch, Nils Brüggemann, Helmuth Haak, and Achim Stössel
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 3241–3281,,, 2019
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