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CMCC-CESM2 model of CMCC (Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici)

CMCC-ESM2 is based on the coupling between the climate coupled model CMCC-CM2 (Cherchi et al., 2019), that accounts for interactive dynamics of atmosphere, ocean, sea-ice and land components, with the inclusion of the marine biogeochemistry to fully represent the global carbon cycles.

CMCC-ESM2 infrastructure integrates specific modelling component for atmosphere (CAM5.4), ocean (NEMO3.6), sea-ice (CICE4), land surface (CLM4.5) and ocean biogeochemistry (BFM5.1). Its development is partly supported by the EU H2020 project CRESCENDO (G.A. 779366).

CMCC-ESM2 contributes to the Climate Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6 (CMIP6).

Main model components

  • CAM5.4 for the atmosphere
  • NEMO3.6 for the ocean
  • CICE4 for the sea-ice
  • CLM4.5 for the land surface
  • BFM5.1 for ocean biogeochemistry


ES-DOC model descriptions for CMCC-CESM2 (CMIP6)

  • not yet available for CMCC-CESM2


Previous model version: CMCC-CESM

The former version of the CMCC Earth System Model, referred to as CMCC Carbon Earth System Model (CMCC-CESM; Vichi et al., 2011), was based on the coupling between ECHAM5 (atmosphere), OPA8.2 (ocean), SILVA (land surface and vegetation), LIM (sea-ice) and BFMv2 (ocean biogeochemistry). This model was developed and used under the EU FP6 project ENSEMBLES (GOCE-CT-2003-505539) and contributed to CMIP5. Data produced with CMCC-CESM simulations are available on the ESGF portals.

ES-DOC model description for CCMC-CESM (CMIP5)

  • CMCC-CESM CMCC Carbon Earth System Model
  • CMCC-CM CMCC Climate Model
  • CMCC-CMS CMCC Climate Model with a resolved Stratosphere
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