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Model Description

The information of 14 climate models participating in APCC MME forecast is listed below. The information can be changed if the corresponding operational model is modified.

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 1. Forecast System:

Organization

Korea, APCC

System name

SCoPS (Seamless Coupled Prediction System)

First operational forecast run from APCC

Nov, 2017 (for 2017DJFMAM)

 2. Model Description:

 ​Reference 

 Atmospheric model and resolution(top)

ECHAM5.3

 T159L31 (10hPa)

 Roeckner et al. 2003

 Ocean model and resolution

​POP2.0.1

 0.3-0.5 x 1.0 deg, L40

 Smith and Gent 2002

 Land surface model and resolution

ECHAM5.3

 

 Roeckner et al. 2003

 Sea-ice model and resolution

CICE4.1

 

 Hunke and Lipscomb 2010

 3. Initial / Boundary Condition:

 Forecast

 Hindcast

 Atmospheric initial conditions

 3D nudging CFSR

 3D nudging CFSR

 Land surface initial conditions

 Clim.

 Clim.

 Soil moisture initial conditions

 Clim.

 Clim.

 Snow initial conditions

 Clim.

 Clim.

 Ocean initial conditions

 EAKF CFSR SST & ARGO T/S

 EAKF CFSR SST & ARGO T/S​

 Sea-Ice initial conditions

 Predicted

 Predicted

 SST boundary conditions (if tier-2)

 N/A

 N/A

 4. Data Specification from APCC:

 Forecast

 Hindcast

 Initial conditions for forecast and hindcast

 1st and 5th of the month

 1st and 5th of the month​

 Ensemble size for forecast and hindcast

 10 members

 10 members

 Hindcast period(fixed or on-the-fly?)

 1982-2013(fixed)

 Forecast frequency and range(lead time)

 6 months(1-6 month lead time*)

 Spatial resolution

 2.5° x 2.5°

 List of parameter for APCC

 prec, slp, sst, t2m, t850, u200, u850, v200, v850, z500

 5. More information

 URL or Main reference

 Ham et al. (2019) Correction to: A newly developed APCC SCoPS and its prediction of East Asia seasonal climate variability, Clim Dyn, 53, 3703-3704. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-019-04894-y​

 Focal point(name/e-mail)

 Dr. Yoo-Bin Yhang (ybyhang@apcc21.org)​

 

 * The length of time between issuance of a forecast and the occurrence of the phenomena that were predicted

   e.g. 2019 JJASON (1-6 month lead time) means 6 month forecast issued on May 2019​.​ 

APCC: APEC Climate Center
BCC: Beijing Climate Center
BOM: Bureau of Meteorology
CMCC: Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici
CWB: Central Weather Bureau
HMC: Hydrometeorological Centre of Russia
JMA: Japan Meteorological Agency
KMA: Korea Meteorological Administration
MSC: Meteorological Service of Canada
MGO: Voeikov Main Geophysical Observatory
NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NCEP: National Centers for Environmental Prediction
PNU: Pusan National University
UKMO: United Kingdom Met Office