Articles | Volume 11, issue 5
Model description paper
25 May 2018
Model description paper |  | 25 May 2018

The Bern Simple Climate Model (BernSCM) v1.0: an extensible and fully documented open-source re-implementation of the Bern reduced-form model for global carbon cycle–climate simulations

Kuno M. Strassmann and Fortunat Joos

Model code and software

BernSCM v1.0 K. Strassmann and J. Fortunat

Short summary
The Bern Simple Climate Model (BernSCM) is a free open-source re-implementation of a reduced-form carbon cycle–climate model widely used in science and IPCC assessments. BernSCM supports up to decadal time steps with high accuracy and is suitable for studies with high computational load, e.g., integrated assessment models (IAMs). Further applications include climate risk assessment in a business, public, or educational context and the estimation of benefits of emission mitigation options.