Advances in Atmospheric Sciences

, 21:444

Global coupled ocean-atmosphere general circulation models in LASG/IAP

Authors

    • State Key Laboratory of Numerical Modeling for Atmospheric Sciences and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Institute of Atmospheric PhysicsChinese Academy of Sciences
  • Zhang Xuehong
    • State Key Laboratory of Numerical Modeling for Atmospheric Sciences and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Institute of Atmospheric PhysicsChinese Academy of Sciences
  • Guo Yufu
    • State Key Laboratory of Numerical Modeling for Atmospheric Sciences and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Institute of Atmospheric PhysicsChinese Academy of Sciences
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF02915571

Cite this article as:
Yongqiang, Y., Xuehong, Z. & Yufu, G. Adv. Atmos. Sci. (2004) 21: 444. doi:10.1007/BF02915571

Abstract

Coupled ocean-atmospheric general circulation models are the only tools to quantitatively simulate the climate system. Since the end of the 1980s, a group of scientists in the State Key Laboratory of Numerical Modeling for Atmospheric Sciences and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (LASG), Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), have been working to develop a global OGCM and a global coupled ocean-atmosphere general circulation model (CGCM). From the original flux anomaly-coupling model developed in the beginning of the 1990s to the latest directly-coupling model, LASG scientists have developed four global coupled GCMs. This study summarizes the development history of these models and describes the third and fourth coupled GCMs and selected applications. Strengths and weaknesses of these models are highlighted.

Key words

coupled GCMclimate changeOGCM

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