GFDL - Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

FV3: Finite-Volume Cubed-Sphere Dynamical Core

Applications

FV3 Family

Models included in the GFDL Flexible Modeling System (FMS) framework:

Model Dy-core Ocean model Land Model Physics* Modification from AM2
CM2.0/AM2.0 Arakawa B grid MOM4 LM2
CM2.1/AM2.1 FV MOM4 LM2
ESM2 FV MOM4/with TOPAZ LM3
CM2.5/FLOR FV3 MOM5 LM3
CM3/AM3 FV3 MOM5 LM3 Donner conv.; MOZART
CM4/AM4 FV3 MOM6 LM4 Double plum UW conv.; GOCART; Garner topo drag
ESM4 FV3 MOM6/with COBALT LM4 Double plum UW conv.; GOCART; Garner topo drag
HiRAM FV3/with non-hydro option LM3 UW conv.; Lin/Lin micro. Phys.
FV3GFS Non-hydro FV3 GFS Physics GFS Physics GFS Physics

(*AM2 physics: Relaxed Arakawa–Schubert convection; Lock PBL; Stern and Pierrehumbert orographic drag; Rotstayn-Klein mico. Phys; GFDL radiation)

Models outside GFDL:

FV3 Idealized Tests

FV3 Full Physics Cloud-permitting Simulation (3km resolution)