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The HadGEM2-ES implementation of CMIP5 centennial simulations

CD Jones, JK Hughes, N Bellouin, SC Hardiman, GS Jones, J Knight, S Liddicoat, FM O'Connor, RJ Andres, C Bell, K-O Boo, A Bozzo, N Butchart, P Cadule, KD Corbin, M Doutriaux-Boucher, P Friedlingstein, J Gornall, L Gray, PR Halloran Show all



The scientific understanding of the Earth's climate system, including thecentral question of how the climate system is likely to respond tohuman-induced perturbations, is comprehensively captured in GCMs and EarthSystem Models (ESM). Diagnosing the simulated climate response, andcomparing responses across different models, is crucially dependent ontransparent assumptions of how the GCM/ESM has been driven - especiallybecause the implementation can involve subjective decisions and may differbetween modelling groups performing the same experiment. This paper outlinesthe climate forcings and setup of the Met Office Hadley Centre ESM, HadGEM2-ES for the CMIP5 set of centennial experiments. We do..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Joint DECC/Defra Met Office Hadley Centre Climate Programme (GA01101) and also by the European Commission's 7th Framework Programme, under Grant Agreement number 226520, COMBINE project. R. Andres was sponsored by US Department of Energy, Office of Science, Biological and Environmental Research (BER) programs and performed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) under US Department of Energy contract DE-AC05-00OR22725. The contribution of K. Corbin and R. Law has been undertaken as part of the Australian Climate Change Science Program, funded jointly by the Department of Climate Change, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO, and was undertaken on the NCI National Facility in Canberra, Australia, which is supported by the Australian Commonwealth Government. A. Bozzo and A. Schurer were supported by NCAS. W. J. Ingram received additional support from the EU WATCH project and NERC contract NE/D012287/1. We are especially grateful to Karl Taylor for continued help and advice throughout the process of experiment design and set-up. We are also grateful to Victor Brovkin for help and advice regarding land-use CO<INF>2</INF> emissions.