The atmospheric model documented in this study, AM4.1, marks the culmination of GFDL’s 4th-generation model development effort that included comprehensive revisions of atmospheric dynamics, physics, and chemistry, and biogeochemical coupling to land and ocean. These efforts were merged into a single atmospheric configuration in support of NOAA’s first coupled carbon-chemistry-climate Earth system model (ESM4.1) with state-of-the-art representation of each component, along with comprehensive interactions between components. The study, published in JAMES, was led by AOS Faculty Member Larry Horowitz, a physical scientist at GFDL, with GFDL and AOS/CIMES researchers among the paper's co-authors.
L.W. Horowitz, V. Naik, F. Paulot, P.A. Ginoux, J.P. Dunne, J. Mao, J. Schnell, X. Chen, J. He, M. Lin, P. Lin, S. Malyshev, D. Paynter, E. Shevliakova, and M. Zhao. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems. DOI: 10.1029/2019MS002032