NOAA's Interconnected Suite of MOM6-based Coupled Models for Research, Climate Projections and Operational Forecasts

Title

NOAA’s Interconnected Suite of MOM6-based Coupled Models for Research, Climate Projections and Operational Forecasts

Speaker

Bob Hallberg (Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL)

Recording

Location

Weston Theatre (and online). See the main workshop help topic for zoom details.

Time

10:00-10:30

Abstract

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Success of overall forecast system, UFS, seems to hinge on all development efforts using same, or compatible, component models. How were medium size development efforts convinced/encouraged to change to the modelling systems of the larger groups? (Or was there no such problem?)

@bgf and @sofarrell please ask your question here on the forum. Thanks!

If you have questions for Bob please reply in the topic below, and Bob has said he will be able to respond this evening when he can access his laptop.

posting for Ben Galton-Fenzi (AAPP and AAD) asked re MOM6 “Is coupling with an ice sheet model still ongoing? If so, what models and coupling frameworks are being used?”
I had also noticed that evolving grounded ice sheets didn’t seem to appear in the UFS Coupled System overview figure.

EDIT - Bob did mention that “Novel Capabilities under Development” would be in a COSIMA talk on Thursday, including “Coupled ice sheets with moving calving fronts and grounding lines”.

Thanks Roland - I’m in now! Ben

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Thanks for this question, Ben and Roland. No, the operational UFS forecasting system does not have interactive ice sheets (it is a weather to seasonal forecast model after all!), but we are actively working on incorporating fully interactive ice-sheets (and tabular icebergs) as one of the big advances we are expecting in GFDL’s OM5 ice/ocean model. I will say a bit more about this at the COSIMA workshop on Thursday.

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Thanks Bob. Unfortunately, I will be at the Cryosphere WG on Thursday.