December 12, 2020 | Published by |

by Claire Carouge

New ACCESS models released

The ACCESS-CM2 and ACCESS-ESM1.5 coupled models have now been officially released. Both models have made some contributions to CMIP6 with a few additional contributions still to come. A webinar to help researchers get started with those models was delivered by NESP with a contribution from Holger Wolff at CMS. See it below.

Recorded ACCESS webinar.

In addition, Holger Wolff and Scott Wales have delivered an ACCESS-ESM1.5 configuration to simulate the Last Millenium experiment as described for PMIP4.

Aus400 dataset published

The Aus400 dataset is now published and ready for use. A cookbook with specialised functions and example notebooks has been created. As the data is massive, this cookbook provides optimised functions and examples to manipulate the data. It is intended for users of the Aus400 dataset to contribute example notebooks.

ERA5 collection transferred to NCI

On the data collection side, the CMS has worked with NCI and interested parties at CLEX and the Bureau of Meteorology to deliver a better ERA5 collection at NCI. Until recently, CLEX, via Paola Petrelli, could only deliver a temporary collection to the community under strict conditions due to a lack of space and human resources. Earlier this year, a LIEF grant led by Professor Michael Reeder has been awarded to purchase storage for ERA5 at NCI. We have now started the transition of the ERA5 collection from its temporary location (managed by CLEX) to its new home, managed by NCI. The transition is expected to be finished in March-April. Then the ERA5 collection should see some more expansion with the addition of some data on model-levels.

New rapid booking process for CMS meetings

The CMS team has also introduced a new way to be contacted. Now the CLEX researchers can quickly book a 30min meeting with one of us on Zoom. We advertise times each of us is free for Zoom bookings. This way a meeting can be booked without lengthy email exchanges. It can effectively replace a drop in at an office during the current times. This service was suggested by a new researcher at CLEX. Don’t hesitate to share your suggestions with us, we’ll listen.