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Table 2 Timeline of the development of NICAM

From: The Non-hydrostatic Icosahedral Atmospheric Model: description and development

  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Grid system   →Modified grid using the spring dynamics →Grid stretching method   →XTMS →Diamond NICAM, plane NICAM
Dynamics   →SWM   →3D dynamical core          
 Basic scheme    →Non-hydrostatic scheme           
 Advection scheme        →Miura scheme →CWC consideration     
 Cumulus parameterizations model            →Tiedke →Chikira    
 Cloud microphysics model      →Grabowski   →NSW6    →NDW6     
 Land surface model      →Bucket →MATSIRO         
 Ocean surface model      →Fixed SST   →Slab Ocean       →Coupled Ocean
 PBL model      →MY2.5      →MYNN      
 Radiation model      →MSTRN-X           
 Aerosol/chemistry       →SPRINTARS       →CHASER  
Frameworks           →NICAM-LETKF →Coupler (Jcup)   
Supercomputers    →ES        →ES2    →K computer  
Milestone experiments      →Aqua-Planet Experiment   →Athena Project      
       →MJO Experiment      →Subkilometer Experiment
  1. See the ‘Abbreviations’ section for the expanded forms of the abbreviations used in this table.