ICON

Provided by Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-MET), Germany’s National Meteorological Service, the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) and the German Climate Computing Center (Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum, DKRZ), DE

Model description

ICON is a non-hydrostatic model discretised over an icosahedral as described by Zängl et al. (2015).  Here it is run in a global configuration using a set up similar to that described by Klocke et al. (2017).

Experiment runs

Warning

For the grib files, cdo needs the correct grib definition path to get the variable names straight. On Mistral use:

GRIB_DEFINITION_PATH=/sw/rhel6-x64/eccodes/definitions cdo [arguments]

or:

export GRIB_DEFINITION_PATH=/sw/rhel6-x64/eccodes/definitions
cdo [arguments]

ICON-NWP 2.5km atmosphere-only

Location:

/work/bk1040/DYAMOND/data/winter_data/DYAMOND_WINTER/MPIM-DWD-DKRZ/ICON-NWP-2km/DW-ATM/

containing grid information in atmos/grid/ and atmos/fx/

Setup:

Atmosphere-only, with land module Terra

Resolution:
  • horizontal grid spacing of 2.5km (R02B10), comprising 83886080 grid columns

  • number of vertical levels for the atmosphere: 90

Comments:
Data description:

ICON-NWP 2km

Contact person:

Claudia Stephan (MPI-M) and Daniel Klocke (MPI-M)

ICON-SAP 5km atmosphere-only

Location:

/work/bk1040/DYAMOND/data/winter_data/DYAMOND_WINTER/MPIM-DWD-DKRZ/ICON-SAP-5km/DW-ATM/

containing grid information in atmos/fx/

Setup:

Atmosphere only

Resolution:
  • horizontal grid spacing of 5km (R02B09), comprising 20971520 grid columns

  • number of vertical levels for the atmosphere: 90

Comments:
  • MPI-M experiment ID: dpp0014

Data description:

Similar to ICON-SAP 5km

Contact person:

Monika Esch (MPI-M) and Daniel Klocke (MPI-M)

ICON-SAP 5km coupled

Location:

/work/bk1040/DYAMOND/data/winter_data/DYAMOND_WINTER/MPIM-DWD-DKRZ/ICON-SAP-5km/DW-CPL/

containing grid information in atmos/fx/ and ocean/fx/

Setup:

Coupled, with land model JSBACH

Resolution:
  • horizontal grid spacing of 5km (R02B09) for ocean and atmosphere, comprising 20971520 grid columns for the atmosphere and 14886338 grid columns for the ocean

  • number of vertical levels for the atmosphere: 90

  • number of vertical levels for the ocean: 128

Comments:
Data description:

ICON-SAP 5km

Contact person:

Florian Ziemen (DKRZ) and Daniel Klocke (MPI-M)

See also