The EC-Earth model @ DTA-CNR

The study of the complex processes at work in the climate system and the evaluation of future impacts of climate change, require the development of reliable and innovative tools and models. To this end, EC-Earth is a recent earth-system model developed by a consortium of european research institutions and researchers, based on state-of-the-art models for the atmosphere, the ocean, sea ice and the biosphere. In particular the model is based on the concept of "seamless predictions": numerical weather prediction (NWP) models are sophisticated state-of-the art models which, being based on the same physical principles, may provide advanced atmospheric components for climate models. EC-Earth combines the atmospheric circulation model IFS (ECMWF) with the ocean model NEMO, including sea ice (LIM2) and land surface (HTESSEL) components. The atmospheric chemistry transport model TM5 is currently being added.
ISAC-CNR is a core partner of the EC-Earth consortium and intends to contribute to the development of this tool and to apply it to climate process and impact studies.

Here you can check the progress of current simulations:

  >> Long historical run (1850-2005) (complete) - NEW: diagnostics
>> RCP 4.5 scenario (2006-2100) (complete) - NEW: diagnostics
>> RCP 8.5 scenario (2006-2100) (complete) - NEW: diagnostics
>> RCP 3-PD scenario (2006-2100) (complete) - NEW: diagnostics
>> Benchmark of EC-Earth 2.3 (1990-2009) (complete)
>> EC-Earth 3 scaling tests on different machines
>> Diagnostics of EC-Earth 3 test runs