Journal article

Evaluation of CMIP6 AMIP climate simulations with the ACCESS-AM2 model

RW Bodman, DJ Karoly, MR Dix, IN Harman, J Srbinovsky, PB Dobrohotoff, C Mackallah

JOURNAL OF SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE EARTH SYSTEMS SCIENCE | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2020

Abstract

The most recent version of the ACCESS-AM2 atmosphere-only climate model is introduced with results from the CMIP6 Atmospheric Model Intercomparison Project (AMIP) experiments configured with two land-surface models: CABLE and JULES. AMIP simulations are required as part of the CMIP6 core experiments. They are forced by prescribed time-varying observed sea surface temperature and sea-ice variations as well as variations in natural and anthropogenic external forcings. We evaluate the performance of the two configurations using three historical realisations for each. Model biases are estimated both globally and for the Australian region. The model shows close agreement with observed interannual..

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