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.

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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.