Model CCCMA: Elaborations


Model CCCMA is an entry in both the CMIP1 and CMIP2 intercomparison experiments.


The procedure for spinup/initialization of the CCCma coupled model is as follows (reference: G. Boer and G. Flato, personal communication):

Land Surface Processes

Sea Ice


Alexander, R.C., and R.L. Mobley 1976: Monthly average sea-surface temperatures and ice-pack limits on a 1 degrees global grid. Mon. Wea. Rev., 104, 143-148.

Boer, G.J., N.A. McFarlane, R. Laprise, J.D. Henderson, and J.-P Blanchet, 1984a: The Canadian Climate Centre spectral atmospheric general circulation model. Atmos.-Ocean, 22, 397-429.

Deardorff, J.W., 1978: Efficient prediction of ground surface temperature and moisture, with inclusion of a layer of vegetation. J. Geophys. Res., 83, 1889-1903.

Flato et al. 1998: : The CCCma coupled GCM and its control climate. In preparation.

Levitus, S., 1982: Climatological atlas of the world’s oceans. NOAA Professional Paper 13, 173 pp.

McFarlane, N.A., G.J. Boer, J.-P. Blanchet, and M. Lazare, 1992: The Canadian Climate Centre second-generation general circulation model and its equilibrium climate. J. Climate, 5, 1013-1044.

Semtner, A.J., 1976: A model for the thermodynamic growth of sea ice i numerical investigations of climate. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 6, 379-389.


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