GFDL Model Code – Public Releases
The following GFDL model codes have been released for public use. Click on the model code to be redirected to the “Quick Start” guides for each model code, where you will find information about the model and instructions on how to acquire and run the code.
|Atmosphere||AM3||The atmospheric component of the GFDL coupled model CM3 is GFDL’s
first global atmospheric model to include cloud-aerosol interactions.
|AM3||From 100 to 220 km|
|Atmosphere||HiRam||GFDL global HIgh Resolution Atmospheric Model was developed with
a goal of providing an improved representation of significant weather events
in a global climate model. It contains a subset of AM3 parametrization.
|HiRam||From 13 to 26 km|
|Atmosphere||Doubly Periodic HiRam||The Doubly Periodic HiRam is an idealized model for testing atmosphere
physics. Uses the single tile version of the cubed sphere dynamical core.
|Ocean||MOM5||MOM is a numerical ocean model based on the hydrostatic primitive equations.
MOM5 contains a marine ecosystem model known as COBALT.
|MOM5 COBALT||From 1/10 to 2 degrees|
|Ocean||GOLD||GOLD is a generalized Lagrangian-coordinate ocean model. The principal
use of GOLD has been as an isopycnal coordinate ocean climate model.
|GOLD||From 1/12 to 2 degrees|
|Climate||CM2.1||CM2.1 was released as part of the MOM5 project. Coupling LM2 land and
lat-lon dynamical core with MOM5 ocean. The code was released as part of
the MOM5 project.
|AM2 MOM5 COBALT LM2||220 km Atmosphere 1 degree Ocean|
|Earth System||ESM2M and ESM2G||GFDL Earth System Model coupling LM2 land with carbon and lat-lon dynamical
core with the ocean models MOM5 and GOLD, respectively. The code was released
as part of the MOM5 and GOLD projects.
|ESM2M: AM2 MOM5 COBALT LM2 ESM2G: AM2 GOLD LM2||220 km Atmosphere 1 degree Ocean|
|Seasonal to Climate||CM2.5 and FLOR||A descendant of the GFDL CM2.1 model that incorporates higher spatial
resolution and a significantly improved land model (LM3). It uses cubed
sphere dynamic core with AM2 physics and MOM5 Ocean. Since the high-resolution
ocean model is relatively expensive to run, a companion model, CM2.5_FLOR,
was developed using the same atmospheric component as CM2.5, but with a
lower resolution ocean model.
|AM2 MOM5 LM3||110 km Atmosphere CM2.5 ¼ degree Ocean FLOR 1 degree Ocean|