Journal article

Evaluation of the ACCESS - chemistry-climate model for the Southern Hemisphere

Kane A Stone, Olaf Morgenstern, David J Karoly, Andrew R Klekociuk, W John French, N Luke Abraham, Robyn Schofield

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics | Copernicus Publications | Published : 2016

Abstract

Chemistry–climate models are important tools for addressing interactions of composition and climate in the Earth system. In particular, they are used to assess the combined roles of greenhouse gases and ozone in Southern Hemisphere climate and weather. Here we present an evaluation of the Australian Community Climate and Earth System Simulator – chemistry–climate model (ACCESS-CCM), focusing on the Southern Hemisphere and the Australian region. This model is used for the Australian contribution to the international Chemistry–Climate Model Initiative, which is soliciting hindcast, future projection and sensitivity simulations. The model simulates global total column ozone (TCO) distributions ..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Government's Australian Antarctic science grant program


Awarded by Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science


Awarded by Commonwealth Department of the Environment


Awarded by Marsden Fund Council


Awarded by Natural Environment Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported through funding by the Australian Government's Australian Antarctic science grant program (FoRCES 4012), the Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science (CE110001028), the Commonwealth Department of the Environment (grant 2011/16853), and NIWA as part of its New Zealand government-funded, core research, and by the Marsden Fund Council from government funding, administered by the Royal Society of New Zealand (grant 12-NIW-006). This research was undertaken with the assistance of resources provided at the NCI National Facility systems at the Australian National University through the National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme supported by the Australian Government. The authors wish to thank all past ozonesonde observers. All data used in this paper can be downloaded from the CCMI web portal (http://www.met.reading.ac.uk/ccmi/) or obtained from the lead author. We acknowledge the UK Met Office for use of the MetUM.