Developing the next-generation climate system models: challenges and achievements.

  title={Developing the next-generation climate system models: challenges and achievements.},
  author={Julia Slingo and Kevin Bates and Nikos Nikiforakis and Matthew Piggott and Malcolm Roberts and Len C. Shaffrey and Ian G Stevens and P. L. Vidale and Hilary Weller},
  journal={Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences},
  volume={367 1890},
Although climate models have been improving in accuracy and efficiency over the past few decades, it now seems that these incremental improvements may be slowing. As tera/petascale computing becomes massively parallel, our legacy codes are less suitable, and even with the increased resolution that we are now beginning to use, these models cannot represent the multiscale nature of the climate system. This paper argues that it may be time to reconsider the use of adaptive mesh refinement for… CONTINUE READING
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