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).