Technical Note: Description and assessment of a nudged version of the new dynamics Unified Model
University of Cambridge, Cambridge NCAS-Climate, UK
Abstract. We present a "nudged" version of the Met Office general circulation model, the Unified Model. We constrain this global climate model using ERA-40 re-analysis data with the aim of reproducing the observed "weather" over a year from September 1999. Quantitative assessments are made of its performance, focusing on dynamical aspects of nudging and demonstrating that the "weather" is well simulated.
Citation: Telford, P. J., Braesicke, P., Morgenstern, O., and Pyle, J. A.: Technical Note: Description and assessment of a nudged version of the new dynamics Unified Model, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 8, 1701-1712, doi:10.5194/acp-8-1701-2008, 2008.