Model:GISS GCM ModelE




Also known as
Model type Single
Model part of larger framework
Note on status model
Date note status model
Incorporated models or components:
Spatial dimensions 3D
Spatial extent Global
Model domain Hydrology, Coastal, Marine, Climate
One-line model description GISS GCM ModelE
Extended model description ModelE is the GISS series of coupled atmosphere-ocean models, which provides the ability to simulate many different configurations of Earth System Models - including interactive atmospheric chemsitry, aerosols, carbon cycle and other tracers, as well as the standard atmosphere, ocean, sea ice and land surface components.
Name Gavin Schmidt
Type of contact Technical contact
Institute / Organization NASA/Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Postal address 1 2800 Broadway
Postal address 2
Town / City New York
Postal code 10025
State New York
Country United States
Email address
Phone 212-678-5627

Supported platforms
Other platform
Programming language


Other program language Fortran66
Code optimized Single Processor
Multiple processors implemented
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Start year development 1983
Does model development still take place? Yes
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Code development status Active
When did you indicate the 'code development status'? 2020
Model availability As code
Source code availability
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Program license type Other
Program license type other
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Pre-processing software needed? No
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Post-processing software needed? No
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Visualization software needed? No
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Is there a manual available? No
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OpenMI compliant No but possible
BMI compliant No but possible
WMT component No but possible
PyMT component
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Model info
Gavin Schmidt
Nr. of publications: 64
Total citations: 5816
h-index: 28
m-quotient: 1.33
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Nr. of publications: 64
Total citations: 5816
h-index: 28
m-quotient: 1.33

Featured publication(s)YearModel describedType of ReferenceCitations
Bauer, Susanne E.; Tsigaridis, Kostas; Faluvegi, Greg; Kelley, Maxwell; Lo, Ken K.; Miller, Ron L.; Nazarenko, Larissa; Schmidt, Gavin A.; Wu, Jingbo; 2020. Historical (1850–2014) Aerosol Evolution and Role on Climate Forcing Using the GISS ModelE2.1 Contribution to CMIP6. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 12, . 10.1029/2019MS001978
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2020 GISS GCM ModelE
Model application 44
Kelley, Maxwell; Schmidt, Gavin A.; Nazarenko, Larissa S.; Bauer, Susanne E.; Ruedy, Reto; Russell, Gary L.; Ackerman, Andrew S.; Aleinov, Igor; Bauer, Michael; Bleck, Rainer; Canuto, Vittorio; Cesana, Grégory; Cheng, Ye; Clune, Thomas L.; Cook, Ben I.; Cruz, Carlos A.; Del Genio, Anthony D.; Elsaesser, Gregory S.; Faluvegi, Greg; Kiang, Nancy Y.; Kim, Daehyun; Lacis, Andrew A.; Leboissetier, Anthony; LeGrande, Allegra N.; Lo, Ken K.; Marshall, John; Matthews, Elaine E.; McDermid, Sonali; Mezuman, Keren; Miller, Ron L.; Murray, Lee T.; Oinas, Valdar; Orbe, Clara; García‐Pando, Carlos Pérez; Perlwitz, Jan P.; Puma, Michael J.; Rind, David; Romanou, Anastasia; Shindell, Drew T.; Sun, Shan; Tausnev, Nick; Tsigaridis, Kostas; Tselioudis, George; Weng, Ensheng; Wu, Jingbo; Yao, Mao‐Sung; 2020. GISS‐E2.1: Configurations and Climatology. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 12, . 10.1029/2019MS002025
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2020 GISS GCM ModelE
Model overview 106
Rind, D.; Orbe, C.; Jonas, J.; Nazarenko, L.; Zhou, T.; Kelley, M.; Lacis, A.; Shindell, D.; Faluvegi, G.; Romanou, A.; Russell, G.; Tausnev, N.; Bauer, M.; Schmidt, G.; 2020. GISS Model E2.2: A Climate Model Optimized for the Middle Atmosphere—Model Structure, Climatology, Variability, and Climate Sensitivity. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 125, . 10.1029/2019JD032204
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2020 GISS GCM ModelE
Model overview 22
Koch, Dorothy; Schmidt, Gavin A.; Field, Christy V.; 2006. Sulfur, sea salt, and radionuclide aerosols in GISS ModelE. Journal of Geophysical Research, 111, D06206. 10.1029/2004JD005550
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2006 GISS GCM ModelE
Model overview 185
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