FAMOUS is an atmosphere-ocean general circulation model (AOGCM) based on the Met Office Hadley Centre HadCM3 model. FAMOUS is a global model which can be used to create long-term (centuries) climate-change simulations. The model is made up of an atmosphere component and an ocean component. The model is mainly used for:
long-term scenarios of climate change impacts (air temperature, precipitation, sea level).
The main features of the model are:
integrated modules, which function as a single unit;
long-term forecast outlook (centuries);
it is a grid-based model, data are split in standard longitude/latitude degree cells.