Project Details


We propose to develop a single-column earth system model (SCESM) by coupling LPJ-GUESS to the OpenIFS single-column model (SCM). This concrete aim, fully feasible in the lifetime of the project, will result in a unique, state-of-the-art computational framework for more detailed studies of physical and chemical land/vegetation-atmosphere feedbacks and allow users to make detailed assessments of the effects of land use change on local climate. It will also represent a considerable milestone in the development of EC-Earth4, of which OpenIFS is part. Furthermore, our framework will be accessible to others in MERGE (especially RA1 and RA3) and the EC-Earth Consortium, and leverage existing projects at Lund University (LU) where the focus is on atmospheric chemistry and cloud processes.
Effective start/end date2022/01/012022/12/31

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Free keywords

  • Climate modelling
  • Earth System Modelling