The climate model CMCC-Med is a coupled model atmosphere-ocean-sea-ice based on the climate model CMCC-CM but with a focus on the Mediterranean region. In particular, in the CMCC-Med model the global atmospheric component (ECHAM5) implemented at high-resolution (T159, corresponding to an horizontal grid spacing of about 80 Km) is coupled with the global ocean (OPA8.2 implemented in ORCA2 version) and, on the Mediterranean Sea, with an high-resolution model of this basin (NEMO-MFS implemented to 1/16°).


 

References
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