Articles | Volume 14, issue 2
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 923–934, 2021
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 923–934, 2021

Review and perspective paper 12 Feb 2021

Review and perspective paper | 12 Feb 2021

Current status on the need for improved accessibility to climate models code

Juan A. Añel et al.

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This work shows that it continues to be hard, if not impossible, to obtain some of the most used climate models worldwide. We reach this conclusion through a systematic study and encourage all development teams and research centres to make public the models they use to produce scientific results.