Module A - Determination of initial conditions and initialization

The goal of Module A during the second phase of MiKlip (MiKlip II) is (i) to improve estimates of initial conditions for the ocean, sea ice and the land soil moisture, (ii) based on those initial conditions to improve initialisation procedures, and finally (iii) to optimise procedures to span the MiKlip forecast ensemble. Through these tightly related and interacting activities, Module A contributes to further improve the MiKlip forecasts produced in Module D, and to set up an infrastructure that can be subsequently used for sustained decadal prediction efforts. As such, Module A supplies the project with initial conditions, know how, and software for assimilation and initialisation methods.

Impact of the soil hydrology scheme on simulated soil moisture memory

2015 - Clim. Dyn., Vol 44 (9), pp. 1731-1750

Hagemann S. | T. Stacke

Partially coupled spin-up of the MPI-ESM: implementation and first results

2015 - Geosci. Model Dev., Vol. 8, pp. 51-68

Thoma, M. | R. Gerdes, R.J. Greatbatch, and H. Ding

Atlantic meridional overturning circulation and the prediction of North Atlantic sea surface temperature

2014 - Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Vol. 406, pp. 1-6

Klöwer, M. | M. Latif, H. Ding, R.J. Greatbatch, and W. Park

Testing variational estimation of process parameters and initial conditions of an earth system model

2014 - Tellus A, Vol. 66(2260)

Blessing, S. | T. Kaminski, F. Lunkeit, I. Matei, R. Giering, A. Köhl, M. Scholze, P. Herrmann, K. Fraedrich, and D. Stammer

The variability of the East Asian Summer Monsoon and its relationship to ENSO in a partially coupled climate model

2014 - Climate Dynamics, Volume 42(1), pp. 367-379

Ding, H. | R.J. Greatbatch, W. Park, M Latif, V. Semenov, and X. Sun


Institut für Meereskunde,Universität Hamburg
Prof. Dr. Detlef Stammer
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