Articles | Volume 14, issue 8
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 5331–5354, 2021
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 5331–5354, 2021

Model description paper 26 Aug 2021

Model description paper | 26 Aug 2021

The Community Inversion Framework v1.0: a unified system for atmospheric inversion studies

Antoine Berchet et al.

Model code and software

The Community Inversion Framework: codes and documentation Antoine Berchet, Espen Sollum, Isabelle Pison, Rona L. Thompson, Joël Thanwerdas, Audrey Fortems-Cheiney, Jacob C. A. van Peet, Elise Potier, Frédéric Chevallier, Grégoire Broquet, and Adrien Berchet

Short summary
We present here the Community Inversion Framework (CIF) to help rationalize development efforts and leverage the strengths of individual inversion systems into a comprehensive framework. The CIF is a programming protocol to allow various inversion bricks to be exchanged among researchers. The ensemble of bricks makes a flexible, transparent and open-source Python-based tool. We describe the main structure and functionalities and demonstrate it in a simple academic case.