Articles | Volume 17, issue 3
Model evaluation paper
16 Feb 2024
Model evaluation paper |  | 16 Feb 2024

Benchmarking GOCART-2G in the Goddard Earth Observing System (GEOS)

Allison B. Collow, Peter R. Colarco, Arlindo M. da Silva, Virginie Buchard, Huisheng Bian, Mian Chin, Sampa Das, Ravi Govindaraju, Dongchul Kim, and Valentina Aquila


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2023-129', Anonymous Referee #1, 04 Sep 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2023-129', Anonymous Referee #2, 10 Sep 2023
  • RC3: 'Comment on gmd-2023-129', Anonymous Referee #3, 26 Sep 2023
  • AC1: 'Comment on gmd-2023-129', Allison Collow, 29 Nov 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Allison Collow on behalf of the Authors (29 Nov 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (11 Dec 2023) by Po-Lun Ma
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (18 Dec 2023)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (19 Dec 2023)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (08 Jan 2024) by Po-Lun Ma
AR by Allison Collow on behalf of the Authors (10 Jan 2024)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
The GOCART aerosol module within the Goddard Earth Observing System recently underwent a major refactoring and update to the representation of physical processes. Code changes that were included in GOCART Second Generation (GOCART-2G) are documented, and we establish a benchmark simulation that is to be used for future development of the system. The 4-year benchmark simulation was evaluated using in situ and spaceborne measurements to develop a baseline and prioritize future development.