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The Model for Prediction Across ScalesĀ uses a hexagonal mesh resembling a honeycomb that can be stretched wide in some regions and compressed for higher resolution in others.

It is well-suited for higher-resolution, mesoscale atmosphere and ocean simulations. The land ice model takes advantage of the SCVT-dual mesh, which is a triangular Delaunay tessellation appropriate for use with finite-element-based discretizations.