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You reached the EC-Earth Wiki. EC-Earth is a project, a consortium and a model system. The EC-Earth model is a state-of-the-art earth system model based on ECMWFs Seasonal Forecasting System. The baseline model is further developed into an earth system model by different partners in the consortium. Currently, the EC-Earth consortium consists of 22 academic institutions and meteorological services from 10 countries in Europe.

EC-Earth will contribute to different model intercomparison projects (CMIP5, CFMIP, ...) and features in many national and international projects.

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May 13, 2014 Paper 'Future increases in Arctic precipitation linked to local evaporation and sea-ice retreat' by R. Bintanja and F. Selten, Nature, 509, 479-482 http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature13259.html#access

March 14, 2014 Lund University/MERGE are now advertising a postdoctoral position with a focus on modeling of bioaerosols, clouds and climate in EC-Earth. Full ad. in English here:

04-04-2013 Two new papers has been published:
Predicting multiyear North Atlantic Ocean variability by W. Hazeleger, B. Wouters, G. J. van Oldenborgh, S. Corti, T. Palmer, D. Smith, N. Dunstone, J. Kröger, H. Pohlmann and J.-S. von Storch. 2013. JGR Oceans | DOI: 10.1002/jgrc.20117.
Multiyear climate predictions using two initialisation Strategies by W. Hazeleger, V. Guemas, B. Wouters, S. Corti, I. Andreu-Burillo, F. J. Doblas-Reyes, K. Wyser and M. Caian. 2013 Geoph. Res. Lett | DOI: 10.1002/grl.50355

11-03-2013 Paper "The changing seasonal cycle in the Arctic" by R. Bintanja and E. C. van der Linden accepted for publication in Scientific Reports.

8-03-2013 Paper "Important role for ocean warming and increased ice-shelf melt in Antarctic sea-ice expansion" by R. Bintanja, G. J. van Oldenborgh, S. S. Drijfhout, B. Wouters and C. A. Katsman accepted for publication in Nature Geoscience.

7-03-2013 Dutch EC-Earth day at KNMI March 20, 2013. Program see here.

26-02-2013 International meeting with EC-Earth contributors/users will be held in Lisbon April 16 - 17, 2013.

08-11-2012 The EC-Earth special issue in Climate Dynamics has been published online, see here

06-11-2012 EC-Earth version 3 has been released. The Wiki on the development portal provides plenty of useful information about porting the new version to your platform and launching experiments. Access is restricted, if you need assistance please contact K. Wyser or U. Fladrich (SMHI).

11-10-2012 Paper "The representation of tropical upper tropospheric water in EC Earth V2" by Johnston, M. S., et al. is published online by Climate Dynamics (EC-Earth Special Issue). link.

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