UKESM1 has the global climate model HadGEM3 as its core, coupling in models for:
(i) terrestrial carbon cycle and vegetation,
(ii) ocean biogeochemistry,
(iii) atmospheric chemistry and aerosols and
(iv) continental ice sheets.
There will be two resolutions of UKESM1:
- UKESM1-hr: N216 atmosphere (~65km), 1/4 degree ocean (~20km)
- UKESM1-lr: N96 atmosphere (~130km), 1 degree ocean (~80km).