List of global climate models

Note: this is the complete list of global climate models used for the 2015 projections. Looking for details of the eight models selected for production of application-ready datasets?

CMIP5

Model ID

Institute and Country of Origin

Ocean horizontal resolution  (°lat x °lon)

Atmosphere horizontal resolution (°lat x °lon)

Atmosphere Eq. resolution

Latitude      (Km)

Longitude (Km)

ACCESS-1.0 # *

CSIRO-BOM, Australia

1.0×1.0

1.9×1.2

210

130

ACCESS-1.3 #

CSIRO-BOM, Australia

1.0×1.0

1.9×1.2

210

130

BCC-CSM1-1

BCC, CMA, China

1.0×1.0

2.8×2.8

310

310

BCC-CSM1-1-M #

BCC, CMA, China

1.0×1.0

1.1×1.1

120

120

BNU-ESM #

BNU, China

0.9×1.0

2.8×2.8

310

310

CanCM4

CCCMA, Canada

1.4×0.9

2.8×2.8

310

310

CanESM2 #

CCCMA, Canada

1.4×0.9

2.8×2.8

310

310

CCSM4 # *

NCAR, USA

1.1×0.6

1.2×0.9

130

100

CESM1-BGC

NSF-DOE-NCAR, USA

1.1×0.6

1.2×0.9

130

100

CESM1-CAM5

NSF-DOE-NCAR, USA

1.1×0.6

1.2×0.9

130

100

CESM1-FASTCHEM

NSF-DOE-NCAR, USA

1.1×0.6

1.2×0.9

130

100

CESM1-WACCM

NSF-DOE-NCAR, USA

1.1×0.6

2.5×1.9

275

210

CMCC-CESM

CMCC, Italy

2.0×1.9

3.7×3.7

410

410

CMCC-CM

CMCC, Italy

2.0×1.9

0.7×0.7

78

78

CMCC-CMS #

CMCC, Italy

2.0×2.0

1.9×1.9

210

210

CNRM-CM5 # *

CNRM-CERFACS, France

1.0×0.8

1.4×1.4

155

155

CNRM-CM5-2

CNRM-CERFACS, France

1.0×0.8

1.4×1.4

155

155

CSIRO-Mk3-6-0 #

CSIRO-QCCCE, Australia

1.9×0.9

1.9×1.9

210

210

EC-EARTH

EC-EARTH, Europe

1.0×0.8

1.1×1.1

120

120

FIO-ESM

FIO, SOA, China

1.1×0.6

2.8×2.8

310

310

GFDL-CM2p1

NOAA, GFDL, USA

1.0×1.0

2.5×2.0

275

220

GFDL-CM3 *

NOAA, GFDL, USA

1.0×1.0

2.5×2.0

275

220

GFDL-ESM2G #

NOAA, GFDL, USA

1.0×1.0

2.5×2.0

275

220

GFDL-ESM2M #

NOAA, GFDL, USA

1.0×1.0

2.5×2.0

275

220

GISS-E2-H

NASA/GISS, NY, USA

2.5×2.0

2.5×2.0

275

220

GISS-E2-H-CC

NASA/GISS, NY, USA

1.0×1.0

1.0×1.0

110

110

GISS-E2-R

NASA/GISS, NY, USA

2.5×2.0

2.5×2.0

275

220

GISS-E2-R-CC

NASA/GISS, NY, USA

1.0×1.0

1.0×1.0

110

110

HadCM3

MOHC, UK

1.2×1.2

3.7×2.5

410

280

HadGEM2-AO

NIMR-KMA, Korea

1.0×1.0

1.9×1.2

210

130

HadGEM2-CC #

MOHC, UK

1.0×1.0

1.9×1.2

210

130

HadGEM2-ES

MOHC, UK

1.0×1.0

1.9×1.2

210

130

INMCM4

INM, Russia

0.8×0.4

2.0×1.5

220

165

IPSL-CM5A-LR #

IPSL, France

2.0×1.9

3.7×1.9

410

210

IPSL-CM5A-MR #

IPSL, France

1.6×1.4

2.5×1.3

275

145

IPSL-CM5B-LR #

IPSL, France

2.0×1.9

3.7×1.9

410

210

MIROC4h

JAMSTEC, Japan

0.3×0.2

0.56×0.56

60

60

MIROC5 #

JAMSTEC, Japan

1.6×1.4

1.4×1.4

155

155

MIROC-ESM #

JAMSTEC, Japan

1.4×0.9

2.8×2.8

310

310

MIROC-ESM-CHEM #

JAMSTEC, Japan

1.4×0.9

2.8×2.8

310

310

MPI-ESM-LR # *

MPI-N, Germany

1.5×1.5

1.9×1.9

210

210

MPI-ESM-MR #

MPI-N, Germany

0.4×0.4

1.9×1.9

210

210

MPI-ESM-P

MPI-N, Germany

1.5×1.5

1.9×1.9

210

210

MRI-CGCM3 #

MRI, Japan

1.0×0.5

1.1×1.1

120

120

MRI-ESM1

MRI, Japan

1.0×0.5

1.1×1.1

120

120

NorESM1-M # *

NCC, Norway

1.1×0.6

2.5×1.9

275

210

NorESM1-ME

NCC, Norway

1.1×0.6

2.5×1.9

275

210

# Downscaled using Bureau of Meteorology Statistical Downscaling Model (BoM-SDM)
* Downscaled using CSIRO Cubic Conformal Atmospheric Model (CCAM)