Dycore selection

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AMWG scientists are engaged in implementing and evaluating 3 potential dynamical cores for CAM:

  • The spectral element (SE) dynamical core
  • The Model for Prediction across Scales (MPAS)
  • The NOAA’s Finite-Volume Cubed Sphere (FV3) dynamical core.

    We expect that all 3 dycores will be supported at some level. Different dynamical cores may be recommended for different scientific applications. All three dycores will be assessed using a variety of metrics that will include measure of computational accuracy as well as efficiency.