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ESM developed at Météo-France and CERFACS

Name: CNRM-CM5
Contact: CNRM-CM5 contact
Homepage: www.cnrm-game.fr
Component models used
ARPEGE: representing the atmosphere
SURFEX: representing the land-surface
NEMO: representing the ocean
GELATO: representing the sea-ice
TRIP: representing the river routing
Model versions (CIM views)

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Level 1: Contact person and maintenance of the ESM description on this portal, using the CIM metadata format.

Model Description


CNRM-CM5 is the CMIP5 version of the ESM developed jointly by CNRM-GAME (Météo-France/CNRS) and CERFACS since 1995. The atmospheric component, ARPEGE, is a specific version of the French weather forecast model developed by ECMWF (IFS) and CNRM, adapted for climate simulations. ARPEGE is available for the scientific community with an exclusive aim of research, within the framework of the “Community Climate Model” project. The oceanic component, provided by CNRS/LOCEAN was updated to Nemo 3.2 for version 5. The SeaIce model, Gelato, developed by CNRM and included from version 2, in 1999, is now at version 5. The river routing scheme TRIP, developed by U.Tokyo and adapted by CNRM, was included in version 3 for CMIP3. The surface scheme SURFEX, which involves the Land Surface scheme ISBA and the sea-flux surface scheme ECUME, was developed by CNRM and included for version 5, for CMIP5. The coupler is OASIS3, developed by CERFACS, and the model workflow is developed at CNRM. For CMIP5, CERFACS undertook decadal simulations, while CNRM took in charge the control, academic, historical, scenarios and paleo-climate simulations

Most of these information have been collected from CNRM-CM5´s homepage .They have been last updated on Mar 02, 2016