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The DYAMOND Initiative

DYnamics of the Atmospheric general circulation Modeled On Non-hydrostatic Domains

Simulation examples of the DYAMOND Initiative

Figure: Simulation examples of the DYAMOND initiative, phase 0 (simulated day Aug 4th 2016). Can you tell which one is observation? By clicking on the image you can get a larger version (attention 20 MB)


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DYAMOND stands for DYnamics of the Atmospheric general circulation Modeled On Non-hydrostatic Domains. This initiative project describes a framework for the intercomparison of an emerging class of atmospheric circulation models that, through their resolution of the major modes of atmospheric heat transport, endeavor to represent the most important scales of the full three-dimensional fluid dynamics of the atmospheric circulation.

The idea of DYAMOND arose in October 2017 and started as a joint initiative between the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M, Bjorn Stevens) and University of Tokyo (Masaki Satoh). Further impulse was given through the involvement of US participants (Chris Bretherton, University of Washington), the support of Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) through the Hans Ertel Centre for Weather Research (HErZ) project (Daniel Klocke). Within the scope of the ESiWACE project, the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ) agreed to host the output and serve as an analysis hub for the community.

DYAMOND addresses two main questions:

  • How sensitive are the simulations to a particular implementation?
  • What are performance and analysis bottle necks associated with global storm-resolving models?

Due to the joint interest in high-resolution simulations, ESiWACE strongly supports and interacts with DYAMOND.


Experiment Phases

After a huge resonance for the first experiment, DYAMOND is now open for the second phase.


You are interested? You want to work with our data?

To scope out details on the work, contribute to the project or get access to DYAMOND simulation data please contact the

If you work with the data stored at DKRZ, we request that you acknowledge DKRZ and ESiWACE in any publication resulting from this work.

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