Articles | Volume 11, issue 3
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 915–935, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-915-2018
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 915–935, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-915-2018

Model description paper 12 Mar 2018

Model description paper | 12 Mar 2018

Modular System for Shelves and Coasts (MOSSCO v1.0) – a flexible and multi-component framework for coupled coastal ocean ecosystem modelling

Carsten Lemmen et al.

Data sets

High-resolution atmospheric reconstruction for Europe 1948–2012: coastDat2 B. Geyer https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-6-147-201

Model code and software

Modular System for Shelves and Coasts C. Lemmen, R. Hofmeister, K. Klingbeil, and M. H. Nasermoaddeli https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.597629

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Short summary
To describe coasts in a computer model, many processes have to be represented, from the air to the water to the ocean floor, from different scientific disciplines. No existing computer model adequately addresses this complexity. We present the Modular System for Shelves and Coasts (MOSSCO), which embraces this diversity and flexibly connects several tens of individual process models. MOSSCO also makes it easier to bring local knowledge to the Earth system level.