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GMD | Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 909–931, 2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
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Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 909–931, 2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

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.
Mountain glaciers are one of the few remaining subsystems of the global climate system for which...