Open source climate model development is worth it

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In "Open Source Climate Model Development Is Worth It, " Isaac Held explains that a fully open source climate-modeling effort could be of great pedagogical value and maybe even of direct scientific importance by providing a toolbox for active researchers and people new to the field. In "Should Climate Models Be Open Source? " David Randall explains that ommunity-based climate model development can be facilitated by coding the model in a modular fashion, but it can cause problems because the real climate system isn't modular.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6055663
Pages (from-to)62+64
JournalIEEE Software
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software


  • climate change
  • climate models
  • code
  • open source


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