ICON-Ruby (ICON-ESM)

ICON-ESM (Ruby) maintains several set-ups tailored to specific applications. They are designed to use innovative features specific to ICON. For example, ICON’s singularity-free grids avoid restrictions concerning continental configurations, allowing for undisturbed Aqua-Planet set-ups.

The configurations extend from very low-resolution (Ruby-SWITCH) for training purposes and multi-millennial simulations at an efficiency close to Intermediate Complexity Models, to the high end of climate models (Ruby-2) with eddy-resolving ocean and atmosphere resolution that formerly was merely applied in regional models. The chosen set-ups are designed to take full advantage of ICON’s flexibility, scaling performance, and further innovative features specific to ICON.

Table: Spectrum of standard ICON Ruby model setups

 

Resolution

(atmos/ocean)

Purpose

Ruby-0

R2B4/R2B6 (160/40km)

CMIP-type experiments, large ensembles

Ruby-1

R2B5/R2B7 (80/20km)

Near-term predictions

Ruby-2

R2B6/R2B8 (40/10km)

Role of highly resolved air-sea interaction for climate variability

Ruby SWITCH

R2B3/R2B4 (320/160km)

Global carbon cycle, paleo studies, training, education

Contact:

Dr Christian Reick
Land in the Earth System
Phone: +49 40 41173 117
Email: christian.reick@we dont want spammpimet.mpg.de