This is the third in a series of models developed at MPI that derive from an earlier version (cycle 17) of the operational forecast model of the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). The present MPI model retains some features (more in numerics and dynamics than in physics) of the ECMWF model. The model is identical to latest PMIP model exept for different initial conditions and the Earth's orbital parameters.
For the PMIP, ECHAM3 consists of runs 21, 6 and 0.
Data are expected to be available from the GSFC Earth Sciences (GES) Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) about one year after ... launch. The DAAC Science Team will provide regular updates regarding data product releases in the future.