Articles | Volume 3, issue 1
Weather Clim. Dynam., 3, 209–230, 2022
Weather Clim. Dynam., 3, 209–230, 2022
Research article
15 Feb 2022
Research article | 15 Feb 2022

How well is Rossby wave activity represented in the PRIMAVERA coupled simulations?

Paolo Ghinassi et al.

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In this work we examine the ability of global climate models in representing the atmospheric circulation in the upper troposphere, focusing on the eventual benefits of an increased horizontal resolution. Our results confirm that a higher horizontal resolution has a positive impact, especially in those models in which the resolution is increased in both the atmosphere and the ocean, whereas when the resolution is increased only in the atmosphere no substantial improvements are found.