Thorsten Mauritsen
Lecturer at MISU


A global cloud- and ocean eddy-resolving coupled model experiment


Since the dawn of functioning numerical atmosphere- and ocean models in the 1950's their resolution, the spacing between grid points or equivalent, has steadily increased primarily fed by an exponential growth in computational capabilities. The computationally limited resolution of models means that a number of mostly small-scale or micro-scale processes have to be parameterised – in particular those of atmospheric moist convection and ocean eddies are causing trouble when scientists try to interpret output from model experiments. In this talk I present the first coupled ocean-atmosphere model experiment with sufficient resolution to dispose of moist convection and ocean eddy parameterisations. The experiment is conducted using the global non-hydrostatic ICON-ESM model with 5 km resolution in both the atmosphere and the ocean.


Time and Place

Tuesday September 11th, 11.15
Rossbysalen C609, Arrhenius Laboratory, 6th floor