Model IAP/LASG1: Elaborations


Model IAP/LASG1 is an entry in the CMIP1 intercomparison only.


The procedure for spinup/initialization to the simulation starting point of the IAP/LASG coupled model for the CMIP intercomparison was as follows:

Land Surface Processes

Sea Ice

Chief Differences from Closest AMIP Model

The principal features of the IAP/LASG atmospheric model are documented by Wu et al. (1996). Besides a reduction in horizontal resolution (to R15), the chief differences from the closest AMIP model, BMRC BMRC2.3 (R31 L9) 1990, include:


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