Issue No. 06 - Nov.-Dec. (2011 vol. 28)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.2011.144
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.
climate change, open source, climate models, code
D. Randall and I. Held, "Point/Counterpoint," in IEEE Software, vol. 28, no. , pp. 62-65, 2011.