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, including ocean dynamics (NEMO-OCE), sea-ice (NEMO-LIM) and ocean biogeochemistry (NEMO-PISCES), and the ORCHIDEE model for terrestrial surfaces. 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 now coupled to the atmospheric physics and forms our next generation model.

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Pascale Braconnot vice-chair of the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Pascale Braconnot (France) has been appointed as Vice Chair of the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee (JSC), where she joins Prof. Detlef Stammer (Germany) who remains Chair for the next two years. Pascale Braconnot has also been involved with WCRP for a long time, in CLIVAR, in the Working […]

2023 ORCHIDEE model training

The ORCHIDEE project group organises a training session for new users of the model. The training covers two days of lectures and hands on session. It will take place on the 6-7 of February 2023 on the Pierre and Marie Curie campus in Paris, but an option to follow the training online will also be […]

2023 libIGCM training

The next training on how to use the IPSL climate model will take place on 19 & 20 and 26 & 27 January 2023. The deadline for registration is December 14, 2022 but the number of attendees in each session is limited. This course is for beginners and advanced users. It will be mostly hands-on […]