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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Pascale Braconnot becomes a member of the WCRP JSC

Pascale Braconnot from LSCE and IPSL CMC becomes a member of the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) from January 2019. See the annoucement here https://www.wcrp-climate.org/news/wcrp-news/1377-jsc-2019.


IS-ENES3 European project successful

The IS-ENES3 project led by IPSL has been successful and is now invited for contract preparation by the H2020 research programme. The project is the third phase of the « Infrastructure for the European Network of Earth System Modelling ». The final report of the second phase is available here.


Publication of IPSL CMIP6 experiments on ESGF

The first CMIP6 model output from the IPSL climate model is now available for download and analysis. The data can be downloaded from the Earth System Grid Federation: https://esgf-node.ipsl.upmc.fr/search/cmip6-ipsl/. Further guidance for how to obtain the model output can be found at: https://pcmdi.llnl.gov/CMIP6/Guide/dataUsers.html