Here is a list of the numerical models that I am using routinely, depending on the scientific question that I want to approach:

Climate models

  • FOAM (ocean-atmosphere GCM): provides a good representation of both the oceanic and the atmospheric components, but the code of the model is not updated anymore.
  • MITgcm (ocean-atmosphere GCM): results from the coupling between a state-of-the-art oceanic component (still updated) and a low-complexity atmospheric GCM.
  • LMDZ (atmospheric GCM): state-of-the-art (IPCC-class) atmospheric GCM. Can be forced using the sea-surface temperatures simulated using the FOAM model.

Ice-sheet models

  • GRISLI (3D ice-sheet model): recent and relatively high-resolution 3D ice-sheet model. I usually force this ice-sheet model using the precipitation and surface temperature fields simulated using the LMDZ model.

Glacio-hydrological models

  • GSM-Socont (glacio-hydrological model): I used this model during my M.Sc. thesis to quantify the melt of the Bossons glacier (Mont Blanc Massif, France) in response to climate forcing.