This wiki was used to convey information about CMIP5 versions of the ACCESS coupled model to the wider scientific community during the period 2011-2014.
Some information in these pages may now be out of date, for currently maintained information regarding data access please go to the NCI CMIP Community pages.
There are two ACCESS coupled models contributing to CMIP5: ACCESS1.0 and ACCESS1.3 (see Publications page). These are different models.
ACCESS1.0 uses the MetOffice's MOSES land surface model and has atmospheric physics essentially the same as the MetOffice's HadGEM2 version r1.1.
ACCESS1.3 uses the Australian community CABLE land surface model and has atmospheric physics similar to the MetOffice GA1.0 global atmosphere model (though including changes by CAWCR scientists). Significantly, the GA1.0 and ACCESS1.3 include the PC2 prognostic cloud scheme.
The ocean and sea ice components are based on the GFDL MOM4p1 and LANL CICE4.1 codes and are essentially the same in both ACCESS1.0 and 1.3.
Data from both ACCESS1.0 and ACCESS1.3 models can be downloaded from https://esgf.nci.org.au.
More details are at Data Publishing Status and Known Issues. NOTE: these pages are out of date but preserved for historical purposes.
For information and errata about unpublished data, please read the file: