Our models and simulations
The seven modelling groups within PRIMAVERA are producing a common set of simulations for all project partners to analyse.
- Our global climate models are diverse and have a wide range of horizontal resolutions.
- Our baseline climate simulations use the CMIP6 HighResMIP experimental design. We also use additional simulations for more detailed studies.
- We are gradually completing these baseline simulations on our supercomputers.
Understanding climate processes for European climate risk
Our aim is to better understand global climate processes and how they impact on European weather and climate, in the past and for the future.
Our models at different resolutions may well represent these processes differently, and hence change their risk to the European region.
Initially we can consider processes in the atmosphere, ocean and sea-ice components of our models, before trying to understand all the interacting processes between these different parts of the climate.
We are building a variety of standard tools and metrics to help us systematically compare the different models, and different resolutions.