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.
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.