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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-3 model for the sea-ice, the ORCHIDEE model for terrestrial surfaces, and PISCES for the marine biosphere.


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IPSL-CM6 and CMIP6 training

On 28 and 29th November will take place a training on IPSL-CM6 and CMIP6 official simulations (running them, controlling them, documenting them on ES-DOC, publishing them on ESGF, handling potential mistakes). This training will be mandatory for those running CMIP6 simulations. Please contact Anne Cozic at LSCE for registration.

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IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C open for review

The First Draft Report [First Order Draft (FOD)] of the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C is available for expert review from 31 July 2017 to 24 September 2017. Experts are invited to apply directly on the IPCC website. An online registration process has been developed and is open for prospective expert reviewers via […]

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IPSL hosts CRESCENDO general assembly 2017

IPSL-CMC is hosting the general assembly of the CRESCENDO project.

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