The Met Office are standardising the way their Unified Model should be referred to, and this page describes the changes
Met Office Model Naming
The wider use of the Met Office Unified Model outside the Met Office and concerns about the identification of model configurations has prompted a rethink about how we name our models. To be consistent with Met Office's policies on brand management, the promotion of the Met Office and Met Office Hadley Centre as part of the Met Office, please implement the following changes with immediate effect. Licensing agreements with model users should also specify this use of names.
Met Office Unified Model
The Met Office Unified Model is a registered trademark. The Met Office must be acknowledged in any reproduction of data, publication of papers, reports, literature to customers or presentations arising out of the use of the software using: "Met Office Unified ModelTM (UK)".
"MetUM" may be used as a subsequent abbreviation of "Met Office Unified Model" in any reproduction of data, publication of papers, reports, literature to customers or presentations arising out of the use of the Software .
The umbrella name "Met Office Unified Model framework" or "MetUM framework" should be used to cover model systems based around the use of the Unified Model. This includes the UM atmosphere model (plus 4DVar, single column model, etc), NEMO ocean model, CICE sea ice model, earth system components, etc.
Within the MetUM framework we should distinguish between:
Configurations of the MetUM framework
Existing names (for example HadCM3, HadGEM2-ES, HiGEM) can continue to be used to identify configurations of the MetUM framework both internally and externally. Examples of how this should be used:
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