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Record number 430877
Title Studies with the EC-Earth seamless Earth system prediction model
Author(s) Hazeleger, W.; Bintanja, R.
Source Climate Dynamics 39 (2012)11. - ISSN 0930-7575 - p. 2609 - 2610.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00382-012-1577-8
Department(s) Meteorology and Air Quality
Alterra - Centre for Water and Climate
WIMEK
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2012
Abstract EC-Earth is a new Earth System Model (ESM) based on the operational seasonal forecast system of the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). Climate and weather forecasting applications share a common ancestry and are build on the same physical principles. The emerging concept of ‘‘seamless prediction’’ forges weather forecasting and climate change studies into a single framework. Employing this concept, EC-Earth benefits greatly from the advances in Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) modeling. Even though ESMs like EC-Earth are used for different purposes and time scales compared to NWP models, the quality of long-term predictions relies heavily on accurate simulations of slow components of the Earth system, on precise incorporation of the many interactions between fast and slow processes in the Earth system, and on initialization procedures.
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