Next Generation Earth-System Models


pacific_480x480.jpgSpeaker: Georg Feulner




Earth-system models are the primary research tool in Research Domain 1. NEXT will continue its mission to place model development and maintenance within the Research Domain on a professional basis. Specifically, it will coordinate the further development of the new Potsdam Earth Model (POEM). POEM comprises an ocean circulation model coupled to a fast atmosphere and includes  LPJmL as dynamic vegetation model. NEXT will also oversee future improvements to our models on the path towards a more comprehensive earth-system model.

Planned science output

  • Complete coupling, testing and calibration of the new Potsdam Earth Model (POEM)
  • Provide support for model development, documentation and archiving of model output
  • Coordinate further improvement of the model and its components


Publications related to model development

Eliseev, A. V., Coumou, D., Chernokulsky, A. V., Petoukhov, V., Petri, S. (2013): Scheme for calculation of multi-layer cloudiness and precipitation for climate models of intermediate complexity. - Geoscientific Model Development, 6, 5, 1745-1765
Database | 10.5194/gmd-6-1745-2013 | PDF
Coumou, D., Petoukhov, V., Eliseev, A. V. (2011): Three-dimensional parameterizations of the synoptic scale kinetic energy and momentum flux in the Earth’s atmosphere. - Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, 18, 6, 807-827
Database | 10.5194/npg-18-807-2011 | PDF
Martin, M. A., Winkelmann, R., Haseloff, M., Albrecht, T., Bueler, E., Khroulev, C., Levermann, A. (2011): The Potsdam Parallel Ice Sheet Model (PISM-PIK) - Part 2: Dynamic equilibrium simulation of the Antarctic ice sheet. - The Cryosphere, 5, 727-740
Database | 10.5194/tc-5-727-2011
Winkelmann, R., Martin, M. A., Haseloff, M., Albrecht, T., Bueler, E., Khroulev, C., Levermann, A. (2011): The Potsdam Parallel Ice Sheet Model (PISM-PIK) - Part 1: Model description. - The Cryosphere, 5, 715-726
Database | 10.5194/tc-5-715-2011
Schaphoff, S., Heyder, U., Ostberg, S., Gerten, D., Heinke, J., Lucht, W. (2013): Contribution of permafrost soils to the global carbon budget. - Environmental Research Letters, 8, 014026
Database | 10.1088/1748-9326/8/1/014026 | PDF

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