ECHAM - Atmospheric general circulation model

ECHAM is an atmospheric general circulation model, developed at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology. It forms the atmospheric component of the MPI-ESM. The ECHAM development branched from an early (ca 1987) version of the global numerical weather prediction model developed at the ECMWF, and has since been continually developed at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorolgy. The ECHAM source code is freely available to the public at large.

The MPI-ESM couples the atmosphere, ocean and land surface through the exchange of energy, momentum, water and important trace gases such as carbon dioxide. It has been used for comparative model calculations in the context of CMIP5, which constitute the German contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change).  

Related Organizations:

  • Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

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  • Modeling tool

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