Atmospheric Model 2 (AM2)

What is ACCESS-AM2?

The Atmospheric Model 2 (AM2) is also called the ACCESS atmosphere-only climate model and includes the atmosphere and the land surface model (CABLE or JULES).

ACCESS-AM2 can be better understood as a subset of the Coupled Model CM2, which is the Atmospheric Model 2 (AM2) plus the Ocean Model 2 (OM2).

How is ACCESS-AM2 used?

ACCESS-AM2 is used in the CMIP6 Atmospheric Model Intercomparison Project (AMIP) experiments. In those experiments, AM2 is configured with two land-surface models: CABLE and JULES. AMIP simulations are required as part of the CMIP6 core experiments.

More information:

Applying Australia’s Climate Model

Evaluation of CMIP6 AMIP climate simulations with the ACCESS-AM2 model