Posts for the month of February 2019

UKESM1 Released

UKESM1 is the first release of the UK Earth System Model. Built as a joint venture by the Met Office Hadley Centre and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), UKESM1 consists of the HadGEM3 coupled physical climate model plus additional components that model key biogeochemical, chemistry, aerosol and vegetation processes.

Two model configurations are now available for use following the CMIP6 pre-industrial and historical (1850-2014) experiment protocols. Instructions are also provided on how to run the model following either the CMIP6 1% transient CO2 or abrupt 4xCO2 protocols. An atmosphere-land only (AMIP) configuration of UKESM1 will also be released shortly.

Researchers wishing to use UKESM1 should read the instructions provided on how to access and configure the model to run on either NERC or Met Office computer systems.

For more information on the UKESM project please go to: ​

UM Introduction Course (3-5 April 2019)

NCAS-CMS will be delivering a 3-day course introducing new users to the Met Office Unified Model with the Rose/cylc system. The course is a mix of practical exercises and informal lectures covering a range of topics including running suites, code management, file formats, and troubleshooting common problems.

The course will be held at the University of Reading from 3-5 April 2019. There is no fee for attending the course, and lunch will be provided. However, attendees are responsible for their own travel, accommodation, and other subsistence costs.

Material from previous course can be found here:

For further details, including how to apply, see the NCAS training page: