Articles | Volume 8, issue 4
Model description paper
01 Apr 2015
Model description paper |  | 01 Apr 2015

A simple object-oriented and open-source model for scientific and policy analyses of the global climate system – Hector v1.0

C. A. Hartin, P. Patel, A. Schwarber, R. P. Link, and B. P. Bond-Lamberty


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Simple climate models play an integral role in policy and scientific communities. Hector v1.0 is an open-source, object-oriented, simple global climate carbon-cycle model. Hector reproduces the global historical trends of atmospheric [CO2], radiative forcing, and surface temperatures. Hector simulates all four representative concentration pathways with equivalent rates of change of key variables over time compared to current observations and other models.