ACCESS is a family of related models, configured for specific applications, to meet operational and research needs from weather forecasting to climate projections.
ACCESS is built from core component models:
- UK Met Office Unified Model (UM) for the atmosphere
- Community Atmosphere Biosphere Land Exchange (CABLE) model for the land
- US NOAA/GFDL Modular Ocean Model (MOM) for the ocean
- LANL CICE model for sea-ice.
Additional modules support biogeochemistry and atmospheric chemistry.
Different ACCESS model configurations may use a sub-set of the core models for atmosphere-only or ocean-only simulations or may replace component models to meet the needs of a specific application.