Introduction to UKCA
2021, Virtual Course
A virtual course will be scheduled for 2021. Dates to be confirmed soon.
Accomplished computer modellers at NCAS, with support from our research partners, will introduce you to UKCA and provide you with practical experience of setting up, modifying, and running experiments.
UKCA is a community chemistry-aerosol climate model based around the Met Office Unified Model and the atmospheric composition module of the joint NERC-Met Office Earth System Model (UKESM1).
Users will be led through a series of exercises designed to encourage best practice and scientific exploitation of the ESM.
What is UKCA?
UKCA is a community chemistry-aerosol-climate model based around the Met Office Unified Model (UM), and is developed jointly by the Met Office and the universities of Cambridge, Leeds, and Oxford. UKCA is the atmospheric composition module of the joint NERC-Met Office Earth System Model, UKESM1.
You should have some experience in using the UM and the FCM and Rose systems that are used to manage the code and run the model. It is recommended that those attending the course familiarise themselves with FCM and Rose prior to attending. If you do not have any UM, FCM or Rose experience you should ideally attend the UM training course organised by NCAS-CMS.