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).
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
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Get Model Archive Data
Find and order Model Archive data sets:
- See list of data sets and download data
- Retrieve Model Archive data by FTP browse
- Search Model Archive data (Mercury)
Example Model Archive
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.