The Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace (IPSL) is a federation of research laboratories devoted to study the climate system and the global environment. Since 1995, the IPSL Climate Modelling Centre (IPSL-CMC) develops and uses climate models in order to improve our understanding and knowledge of the climate system, its current characteristics and its past and future changes.

Many aspects of the climate system are studied at IPSL and IPSL-CMC is one of the few climate modelling centres worldwide that develop most aspects of its Earth System Model (ESM). Such a model represent the different components of the climate system and their interactions. The IPSL Earth System Model comprises of the LMDz model for the atmosphere, the INCA and REPROBUS models for atmospheric composition, the NEMO model for the ocean, the LIM model for the sea-ice, the ORCHIDEE model for terrestrial surfaces, and PISCES for the marine biosphere. The IPSL climate model uses the OASIS coupler and the powerful XIOS input/output server. A new dynamical core for the atmosphere, known as DYNAMICO is under development and test.

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MOPGA fellowship for Katsumasa Tanaka

LSCE and IPSL CMC are pleased to welcome Katsumasa Tanaka later this year as a MOPGA fellow. Katsumasa works in the field of climate and environmental science and policy. His broad career goal is to integrate various scientific theories and knowledge including uncertainties to provide useful input to climate and environmental policymaking. His main research […]


Postdoc in reduced modeling of the Earth system (1st July 2019)

The IPSL CMC is recruiting a post-doc researcher for at least two years on reduced modelling of the Earth system in Paris as part of the European CONSTRAIN H2020 project. Details about the position are posted on the CNRS job portal and application should exclusively go through the portal.


IS-ENES3 kick-off meeting was held on Jan 9-11, 2019.

The kick-off meeting of the H2020 Research Infrastructure project, IS-ENES3, took place on January 9-11, 2019 at Sorbonne Université in Paris. Entering in its third phase in January 2019, the Infrastructure for the European Network for Earth System Modelling project, led by CNRS for IPSL, fosters collaboration between twenty-two European climate research institutions. The community […]