Model distribution

Model distribution

Models are made available to the scientific community under a version of the MPI-M Software License Agreement.  This license defines the conditions under which the models, component models, and other software can be accessed and used. MPI-ESM (ECHAM atmosphere, JSBACH land, MPIOM ocean; coupled as MPI Earth System Model) is available under the Software License Agreement  version2. ICON (ICON atmosphere) will be made available under the ICON Software License Agreement ISLA version2.1 (not yet available), which will be a common SLA of the German Weather Service DWD and the MPI-M.

Models are available only after acceptance of a license.

 

One of the main purposes of the license agreements and the associated forums is to let us know who the models user community is, and establish a basis for communicating with these users. For this reason, and to make acceptance of the license as simple as possible, we have conditioned acceptance on agreement to become a member of the MPI-ESM Users Forum or the ICON Users Forum. Both forums will guide you through the process of registration, and license acceptance. Click here for the MPI-ESM Users Forum. The ICON Users Forum and mailing list is currently in preparation.

Archival (pre MPI-ESM) versions of the code are still available but subject to a different (earlier) licensing agreement.  If you are interested in accessing one of these archival versions please contact Reinhard Budich (email) for more information.