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Model Archive

The Model Archive provides the methodological detail in numerical modeling studies needed to ensure the long-term reproducibility of experimental results. Because numerical models evolve continuously over time, the most complete description of many numerical models is the specific version of the model itself used in a particular manuscript. The rationale and approach for the Model Archive is presented in Thornton et al. (2005)PDF.

The Model Archive at the ORNL DAAC serves three distinct purposes:

  • A long-term, stable archive for release of benchmark model versions, including the associated documentation as well as example inputs and outputs.
  • Archive of a model associated with a published research manuscript including model code, boundary conditions, parameterizations, and any analysis routines required to reproduce the published results.
  • Archive of key data processing algorithms used to generate data sets, including well-documented code, and example inputs and outputs.


Current archived model products

  • Biogeochemical process models
  • Biosphere simulation models
  • Ecosystem process and response models
  • Land surface models
  • Scalable vegetation models

Interested in submitting your model for archival? Check out our Data Management for Data Providers pages.

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Example Model Archive

LPJ_WHyMe_permafrost_distribution_fig1.jpg The Lund-Potsdam-Jena Wetland Hydrology and Methane DGV Model (LPJ-WHyMe v1.3.1) simulates peatland hydrology, permafrost dynamics, peatland vegetation, and methane emissions.


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