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Volume 10, issue 4
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 1487–1520, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-1487-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
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Special issue: GA/GL: Decription of the Met Office Unified Model Global Atmosphere...

Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 1487–1520, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-1487-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Model description paper 11 Apr 2017

Model description paper | 11 Apr 2017

The Met Office Unified Model Global Atmosphere 6.0/6.1 and JULES Global Land 6.0/6.1 configurations

David Walters et al.
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Global Atmosphere (GA) configurations of the Unified Model (UM) and Global Land (GL) configurations of JULES are developed for use in any global atmospheric modelling application.

We describe a recent iteration of these configurations: GA6/GL6. This includes ENDGame: a new dynamical core designed to improve the model's accuracy, stability and scalability. GA6 is now operational in a variety of Met Office and UM collaborators applications and hence its documentation is important.
Global Atmosphere (GA) configurations of the Unified Model (UM) and Global Land (GL)...
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