Model simulation movies
The coupled AOGCM version of EC-Earth (NEMO+LIM3 - OASIS - IFS) at "ground-breaking resolution", i.e. ORCA12 - T1279 (about 16 km in both ocean and atmosphere), is eventually up and running!
One full year of simulation has been completed on our MareNostrum3 supercomputer. Watch this YouTube video of a zoom over the North Atlantic of this simulation; it highlights perfectly the influence of cold and warm Gulf Stream eddies on the 2-meter air temperature field (a higher quality version is available here).
Global ultra-high resolution
The 30-year spinup of the Met Office coupled model HadGEM3-GC3.1-N216ORCA12 with 60-km atmosphere and 1/12 degree ocean resolution was completed following the HighResMIP protocol.
These were made using the Blender software package.
High resolution simulation with the EC-Earth model (courtesy of Francois Massonnet; click to zoom) :
High resolution simulation with the EC-Earth model (courtesy of Francois Massonnet) :
Ocean surface currents from HadGEM3-based global coupled (atmosphere-ocean/sea-ice) models at three different resolutions - (left) 25km-1/12 degree, (middle) 60km-1/4 degree, (right) 130km-1 degree (courtesy of Malcolm Roberts) :