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GMD | Articles | Volume 11, issue 3
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 915–935, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-915-2018
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Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 915–935, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-915-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
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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.

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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.
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