The FAMOUS climate model (versions XFXWB and XFHCC): description update to version XDBUA NCAS-Climate, Dept. of Meteorology, University of Reading, UK
Model Description Paper
24 Feb 2012
Received: 03 November 2011 – Published in Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss.: 22 November 2011 Abstract. FAMOUS is an ocean-atmosphere general circulation model of low resolution,
based on version 4.5 of the UK MetOffice Unified Model. Here we update the
model description to account for changes in the model as it is used in the
CMIP5 EMIC model intercomparison project (EMICmip) and a number of other
studies. Most of these changes correct errors found in the code. The
EMICmip version of the model (XFXWB) has a better-conserved water budget
and additional cooling in some high latitude areas, but otherwise has a
similar climatology to previous versions of FAMOUS. A variant of XFXWB
is also described, with changes to the dynamics at the top of the model
which improve the model climatology (XFHCC).
Revised: 15 February 2012 – Accepted: 17 February 2012 – Published: 24 February 2012
Citation: Smith, R. S.: The FAMOUS climate model (versions XFXWB and XFHCC): description update to version XDBUA, Geosci. Model Dev., 5, 269-276, doi:10.5194/gmd-5-269-2012, 2012.