Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 909–931, 2019
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 909–931, 2019

Model description paper 08 Mar 2019

Model description paper | 08 Mar 2019

The Open Global Glacier Model (OGGM) v1.1

Fabien Maussion et al.

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Mountain glaciers are one of the few remaining subsystems of the global climate system for which no globally applicable community-driven model exists. Here we present the Open Global Glacier Model (OGGM;, developed to provide a modular and open-source numerical model framework for simulating past and future change of any glacier in the world.