NCAS Computational Modelling Services

Unified Model

UM Configurations

Standard configurations are available either as example jobs in the UMUI or Rose suites in the MOSRS rosie-u repository.


The HadGEM3 family of models comprises a range of specific model configurations incorporating different levels of complexity but with a common physical framework. The HadGEM3 family includes a coupled atmosphere-ocean configuration, with or without a vertical extension in the atmosphere to include a well-resolved stratosphere, and an Earth-System configuration which includes dynamic vegetation, ocean biology and atmospheric chemistry.

Global Atmosphere 7.0/Global Coupled 3.0

Global Atmosphere 8.0/Global Coupled 4.0

Global Atmosphere 9.0/Global Coupled 5.0


The UK Earth System Model (UKESM) has been built as a joint venture between the Met Office Hadley Centre and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). It consists of the HadGEM3 coupled physical climate model (see above) plus additional components that model key biogeochemical, chemistry, aerosol and vegetation processes. More details about UKESM and how to access it are available here.


The performance of various standard configurations on ARCHER can be found on the performance page.