ACCESS Glossary

Here you can find a compilation of common terms and acronyms used by the ACCESS community:

Name Description
ACCESS Australian Community Climate and Earth System Simulator
ACCESS-AM2 ACCESS Atmospheric Model 2 is the ACCESS-CM2 Model Configuration without the ocean component (ACCESS-OM2)
ACCESS-CM2 ACCESS Coupled Model version 2
ACCESS-CM2-Chem ACCESS-CM2 extended configuration that simulates atmospheric chemistry from the surface to the stratosphere.
ACCESS-ESM1.5 ACCESS Earth System Model Version 1.5
ACCESS-MOM ACCESS-MOM5 is a numerical ocean model
ACCESS-OM2 ACCESS Ocean Model Version 2
ACCESS-S ACCESS-Seasonal Prediction System
BARRA Bureau of Meteorology Atmospheric high-resolution Regional Reanalysis for Australia
BRAN BlueLink Reanalysis
CABLE Community Atmosphere-Biosphere Land Exchange model
CASA-CNP Carnegie Ames Stanford Approach-Carbon Nitrogen Phosphorus
CICE ACCESS Sea-Ice Model
ECS Equilibrium Climate Sensitivity
ENSO El Niño–Southern Oscillation
GFDL Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
GLOMAP Global Model of Aerosol Processes
Gadi Gadi (pronunced ‘Gar-dee’ is an Indigenous word meaning Knowledge) is NCI's high performance computer where the ACCESS models are located.
HPC High Performance Computing
IOD Indian Ocean Dipole
JULES Land Environment Simulator
NGMS Next Generation Modelling System
NWP Numerical Weather Prediction
OASIS Ocean Model Coupler
SSP Shared Socioeconomic Pathways
UM Unified Model (Atmosphere)
WOMBAT Whole Ocean Model of Biogeochemistry And Trophic-Dynamics
YATM Yet another data-driven atmosphere model