Welcome to the wiki of the Planetary Climate Models (PCM) family! Our numerical climate models cover a wide range of planets described below.
- With the Generic Models:
- Exoplanets of all kinds (rocky planets, super-Earths, mini-Neptunes, hot Jupiters, etc.)
- Paleoclimates of Solar System planets (e.g., to simulate lakes and glacier on Hesperian/Noachian Mars ; snowball episodes or exploring the Faint Young Sun on Earth ; formation and stability of early ocean on Venus ; episodes of atmospheric collapse on Titan)
- Giant planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune)
- With the Mars Models:
- Present-day Mars climate (with water and dust cycles)
- Recent-Mars paleoclimates (e.g., during Amazonian epoch, to simulate low and high-obliquity epochs)
- Regional and local weathers on Mars (e.g. to simulate weather near Mars rover landing sites)
- With the Venus models:
- Present-day Venus climate
- Regional weather on Venus (e.g. to simulate the convection in the cloud layer)
- With the Titan models:
- Present-day Titan
- Regional and local weather on Titan
- With the Pluto/Triton models:
- Present-day Pluto/Triton climate
- Long-term volatile/ice cycling on Pluto and Triton
You can use the menu on the left to navigate across main webpages. For more specific needs, you can use the search bar (top right).
Note that each wiki page has "categories" (visible at the bottom of the page) indicating the cases (planet, type of simulations) for which they apply. All existing categories are listed here: https://lmdz-forge.lmd.jussieu.fr/mediawiki/Planets/index.php/Special:Categories. For instance the category 'Generic-DYNAMICO' lists all the pages that apply to numerical climate simulations performed with the Generic PCM (for exoplanets, giant planets or paleoclimates) using the 3-D icosahedral dynamical core DYNAMICO; the 'DYNAMICO' category is focused on the dynamical core only (irrespective of the physics package it might be combined to) and the 'Mars-Mesoscale' category applies to the combined use of the Mars physics package and WRF (Mesoscale) dynamics.