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Volume 10, issue 1
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 271–319, 2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 271–319, 2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Model description paper 20 Jan 2017

Model description paper | 20 Jan 2017

The compact Earth system model OSCAR v2.2: description and first results

Thomas Gasser et al.
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Simple models of the Earth system are useful, especially because of their high computing efficiency. This work describes the OSCAR model: a new simple Earth system model calibrated on state-of-the-art complex models. It will add to the pool of the few simple models currently used by the community, and it will therefore improve the robustness of future studies. Its source code is available upon request.
Simple models of the Earth system are useful, especially because of their high computing...