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
AM Atmospheric Modelling
AMOS The Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
BARRA Bureau of Meteorology Atmospheric high-resolution Regional Reanalysis for Australia
BGC Biogeochemistry
BRAN BlueLink Reanalysis
CABLE Community Atmosphere-Biosphere Land Exchange model
CASA-CNP Carnegie Ames Stanford Approach-Carbon Nitrogen Phosphorus
CERFACS Centre Européen de Recherche et de Formation Avancée en Calcul Scientifique
CM Coupled Model
CMIP Coupled Model Intercomparison Project
COSIMA Consortium for Ocean-Sea Ice Modelling in Australia
ECS Equilibrium Climate Sensitivity
ENSO El Niño–Southern Oscillation
ESMValTool Earth System Model Evaluation Tool
GFDL Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
GLOMAP Global Model of Aerosol Processes
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 Join UK Land Exchange Simulator (UK land model)
LANL Los Alamos National Laboratory
MED Model Evaluation and Diagnostics
MOM Modular Ocean Model
NCRIS National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy
NEMO Nucleus for European Modelling of the Ocean
NGMS Next Generation Modelling System
NUOPC National Unified Operation Prediction Capability
NWP Numerical Weather Prediction
OASIS Originally "Ocean Atmosphere Sea Ice Soil", but now represents a project to develop general coupling software
SAC Scientific Advisory Committee
SSP Shared Socioeconomic Pathways
UKMO United Kingdom Meteorological Office (also referred to as the Met Office)
UM Unified Model (Atmosphere)
WCRP World Climate Research Program
WOMBAT Whole Ocean Model of Biogeochemistry And Trophic-Dynamics
YATM Yet another data-driven atmosphere model