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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, 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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Meeting « Towards Uncertainty Quantification of IPSL-CM6: Development of new configurations to enable sensitivity experiments » – 7th May 2021

You are cordially invited to attend a meeting entitled « Towards Uncertainty Quantification of IPSL-CM6: Development of new configurations to enable sensitivity experiments » that will take place on Friday, May 7th from 9:15 am until 16:00 (Paris time). It will be the final meeting of QUEST project that has been ongoing since 2019, but it could be  […]

ERC AWACA: water cycle in the Antarctic

Congratulations to our colleagues, Christophe Genthon (LMD, CNRS), Thomas Dubos (LMD, Ecole Polytechnique), Valérie Masson-Delmotte (LSCE, CEA) and Alexis Berne (EPFL) for their successful ERC AWACA proposal which aims to reconstruct and predict the water cycle in Antarctica by combining modelling and measurements. They will use a high-resolution climate model developed at IPSL to simulate […]

CMIP6 publications

IPSL scientists have now coordinated or contributed to more 50 CMIP6 publications. See the complete list on the dedicated pages for IPSL-CM6 publications and CMIP6 publications.