Articles | Volume 13, issue 6
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 2825–2850, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-2825-2020
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 2825–2850, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-2825-2020

Development and technical paper 25 Jun 2020

Development and technical paper | 25 Jun 2020

CLASSIC v1.0: the open-source community successor to the Canadian Land Surface Scheme (CLASS) and the Canadian Terrestrial Ecosystem Model (CTEM) – Part 1: Model framework and site-level performance

Joe R. Melton et al.

Data sets

Benchmarking data and outputs for CLASSIC v. 1.0 J. R. Melton, L. Teckentrup, and M. Fortier https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3525336

Model code and software

The Canadian Land Surface Scheme including Biogeochemical Cycles J. R. Melton, V. Arora, E. Wisernig-Cojoc, C. Seiler, M. Fortier, E. Chan, and L. Teckentrup https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3522407

Executable research compendia (ERC)

Singularity software container for the Canadian Land Surface Scheme including Biogeochemical Cycles (CLASSIC) J. R. Melton, C. Seiler, and M. Fortier https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3525249

Short summary
We transitioned the CLASS-CTEM land surface model to an open-source community model format by modernizing the code base to make the model easier to use and understand, providing a complete software environment to run the model within, developing a benchmarking suite for model evaluation, and creating an infrastructure to support community involvement. The new model, the Canadian Land Surface Scheme including Biogeochemical Cycles (CLASSIC), is now available for the community to use and develop.