The iLOVECLIM earth system model
The iLOVECLIM earth system model
Editor(s): GMD topic editors | Coordinator: D. M. Roche

iLOVECLIM is an intermediate complexity fully coupled climate Earth system model that aims at computation and understanding of the climate system on a millennial timescale. It is a code fork from the LOVECLIM climate model version 1.2. From its forerunner, iLOVECLIM retains only the physical climate components (atmosphere–ocean–terrestrial vegetation modules). It is developed further to progressively include the components necessary for multi-millennia palaeoclimate and future climate experiments. As such, iLOVECLIM is a tool designed to enhance the integration of model simulations and (palaeo-)data, with an emphasis on the simulation of isotopic tracers throughout all components of the climate system, as indicated by the i- prefix. The present, time-unlimited special issue hosts the technical documentation of the current version of iLOVECLIM as well as model evaluation manuscripts.

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17 Jul 2023
Modelling oxygen (18O, 17O, 16O) and hydrogen (2H, 1H) water isotopes in the coupled numerical climate model iLOVECLIM (version 1.1.5)
Thomas Extier, Thibaut Caley, and Didier M. Roche
Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss.,,, 2023
Revised manuscript under review for GMD (discussion: final response, 5 comments)
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01 Feb 2018
Online dynamical downscaling of temperature and precipitation within the iLOVECLIM model (version 1.1)
Aurélien Quiquet, Didier M. Roche, Christophe Dumas, and Didier Paillard
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 453–466,,, 2018
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17 Jul 2015
Representing icebergs in the iLOVECLIM model (version 1.0) – a sensitivity study
M. Bügelmayer, D. M. Roche, and H. Renssen
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 2139–2151,,, 2015
28 May 2015
Including an ocean carbon cycle model into iLOVECLIM (v1.0)
N. Bouttes, D. M. Roche, V. Mariotti, and L. Bopp
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 1563–1576,,, 2015
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18 May 2015
Advancement toward coupling of the VAMPER permafrost model within the Earth system model iLOVECLIM (version 1.0): description and validation
D. C. Kitover, R. van Balen, D. M. Roche, J. Vandenberghe, and H. Renssen
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 1445–1460,,, 2015
10 Jul 2014
Adding a dynamical cryosphere to iLOVECLIM (version 1.0): coupling with the GRISLI ice-sheet model
D. M. Roche, C. Dumas, M. Bügelmayer, S. Charbit, and C. Ritz
Geosci. Model Dev., 7, 1377–1394,,, 2014
12 Sep 2013
δ18O water isotope in the iLOVECLIM model (version 1.0) – Part 1: Implementation and verification
D. M. Roche
Geosci. Model Dev., 6, 1481–1491,,, 2013
12 Sep 2013
δ18O water isotope in the iLOVECLIM model (version 1.0) – Part 2: Evaluation of model results against observed δ18O in water samples
D. M. Roche and T. Caley
Geosci. Model Dev., 6, 1493–1504,,, 2013
12 Sep 2013
δ18O water isotope in the iLOVECLIM model (version 1.0) – Part 3: A palaeo-perspective based on present-day data–model comparison for oxygen stable isotopes in carbonates
T. Caley and D. M. Roche
Geosci. Model Dev., 6, 1505–1516,,, 2013
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