Articles | Volume 13, issue 6
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, Vivek K. Arora, Eduard Wisernig-Cojoc, Christian Seiler, Matthew Fortier, Ed Chan, and Lina Teckentrup


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AR by Joe Melton on behalf of the Authors (30 Apr 2020)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (21 May 2020) by Gerd A. Folberth
AR by Joe Melton on behalf of the Authors (26 May 2020)
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.