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  • 28 July, 2021

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The IITM-ESM Model (Earth System Model)

The IITM-ESM Model (Earth System Model)

  • The government has developed an indigenous climate model to predict the impact of climate change on monsoon in the country.
  • A state-of-the-art Earth System Model (ESM) has been developed at the Centre for Climate Change Research (CCCR), the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) under the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES).
  • The model development was done by the scientists at IITM Pune in collaboration with the international research community.
  • This model is a state-of-the-art climate model with components of the atmosphere, ocean including deep ocean circulation, Arctic and Antarctic sea ice and ocean biogeochemistry.
  • This Earth System Model, known as the IITM-ESM, is the first climate model from South Asia that has contributed to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) sixth assessment report (AR6) and participated in the Coupled Model Inter-comparison Project –Phase 6 (CMIP6) experiments.
  • The IITM-ESM has capabilities to address key questions concerning the science of climate change, including reliable projections of the global and regional climate, Indian monsoon, hydrological cycle, sea-level changes, and tropical ocean atmosphere processes in a changing climate.

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