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Version history summary

Past releases Current release: GEOS-Chem 12.5.0 Future releases

The sections below describe each GEOS-Chem feature version and GEOS-Chem bug fix patch version belonging to the GEOS-Chem 12 series. Each feature version carries the tag 12.Y.0, which indicates that the version will be (or has been) validated with a 1-month benchmark simulation (and one or more 1-year benchmark simulations if necessary). Each patch version carries the tag 12.Y.Z, which denotes that the version preserves backwards-compatibility with the prior feature version 12.Y.0. For more information, please see our GEOS-Chem version numbering system wiki page.

Several GEOS-Chem updates have been proposed by the relevant Working Groups, but have not yet been assigned to a specific GEOS-Chem version. For a complete list of these updates, please visit our GEOS-Chem model development priorities wiki page.

Current versions in development

The GEOS-Chem version listed below is currently under development.

12.6.0

Please see the following links for complete information about the validation of GEOS-Chem 12.6.0:

  1. 1-month benchmark for GEOS-Chem Classic
  2. 1-month benchmark for GCHP
  3. 1-year benchmark for GEOS-Chem Classic
Feature Submitted by Type Notes
Updates that will affect full-chemistry simulations
Combined heterogeneous chemistry updates, includes
  • N2O5, NO3, NO2 reactive uptake updates
  • Subgrid cloud NOy chemistry
Chris Holmes (FSU)
Erin McDuffie (Dalhousie)
Viral Shah (UW)
Lyatt Jaegle (UW)
Science
HNO3 cold-temperature deposition Viral Shah (Harvard) Science


Quick fix for aerosol pH calculation when dry Becky Alexander (UW)
Xuan Wang (Harvard)
Science
Remove isoprene in VBS (leaving aqueous) Melissa Sulprizio (GCST) Science
Updated aerosol hygroscopicity and optics Robyn Latimer (Dalhousie)
Jun Meng (Dalhousie)
Science See New data directories in 12.6.0
Add EDGAR BCPI and BCPO emissions for remaining sectors to DICE-Africa Tomas Sherwen (York)
Eloise Marais (Leicester)
Bug fix Github pull request #9 in geos-chem-unittest
Updates that will NOT affect full-chemistry simulations
Simple parameterization for CO2 dependence of stomatal resistance (off by default) Amos Tai (CUHK) Science Github pull request #41
Aerosol nitrate photolysis option (off by default) Tomas Sherwen (York)
Prasad Kasibhatla (Duke)
Science Github pull request #32
CMake in GEOS-Chem Classic (optional) Liam Bindle (Dalhousie) Structural Github pull request #35
Enable GEOS-Chem "Classic" netCDF (History) diagnostics to be subsetted vertically and horizontally Bob Yantosca (GCST) Structural
BB4CMIP historical biomass burning emissions (1750-2014)
  • NOTE: This is an optional emissions inventory.
Pengfei Liu (Harvard) Science See New data directories in 12.6.0
Surface diagnostic (O3, HNO3) with user-selected height Katie Travis (MIT)
GCST
Science
APM update and integration with GEOS-Chem 12 Gan Luo (SUNY-Albany)
Fangqun Yu (SUNY-Albany)
Science Github pull request #40
  • More work (e.g. converting RF diagnostics to netCDF) will be done in a later version

New data directories in 12.6.0

The following data directories have been added or updated in this version. You will have to download the directories relevant to your simulation.

Inventory Type What was added? Directory
FAST_JX DEFAULT CHEM_INPUTS/FAST_JX/v2019-06
BB4CMIP6 OPTIONAL Historical biomass burning emissions (1750-2015, BB4CMIP) HEMCO/BB4CMIP6/v2019-06

12.6.1

Feature Submitted by Type Notes
Updates that will NOT affect full-chemistry simulations
Fix CMake error message for when NetCDF is not found Liam Bindle (Dalhousie) Bug fix
Fix units for PRECANV, PRECCON, PRECLSC, PRECTOT in state_met_mod.F90 Tomas Sherwen (York) Bug fix

12.7.0

This version will require 1-month and 1-year full-chemistry benchmarks and a 1-year Transport Tracers benchmark.

Feature Submitted by Type Notes
Features affecting the full-chemistry simulation:
Small alkyl nitrate chemistry Jenny Fisher (Wollongong) Science
  • Delivered to GCST (Jul 2019)
Methanol as part of standard chemical mechanism Xin Chen (UMN)
Dylan Millet (UMN)
Katie Travis (NASA)
Science
  • Delivered to GCST (Oct 2019)
Update to Yuan processed MODIS LAI product (covering years 2005-2016) GCST Science
  • NOTE: Will require an update to HEMCO to enable reading of data with 8-day intervals into GEOS-Chem "Classic"
Rainout and washout update Gan Luo(SUNY-Albany)
Fangqun Yu (SUNY-Albany)
Science
Ozone deposition to the ocean Ryan Pound (York)
Mat Evans (York)
Science
Bug fix: Prevent differences in chemistry caused by toggling the ND65 bpch diagnostics off or on Bob Yantosca (GCST) Bug fix
Features NOT affecting the full-chemistry simulation:
Allow HEMCO to read files at specified time intervals to improve file I/O GCST Structural
Removal of most binary punch (aka "bpch") diagnostics

NOTE: The following bpch diagnostics will be preserved for the time being:

  • For RRTMG: ND72
  • For TOMAS: ND06, ND44, ND59, ND60, ND61
  • For Hg: ND03
  • For POPS: ND53
  • For Satellite timeseries: ND51, ND51b
GCST Structural
Add netCDF diagnostic for UV fluxes from FAST-JX Jonathan Moch (Harvard)
Bob Yantosca (GCST)
Structural
Latitudinally and monthly resolved fixed surface concentrations for long-lived organohalogen species (1750-2014) and methane (prior to 1979) Tomás Sherwen (York)
Lee Murray (Rochester)
Structural
Features only affecting GCHP:
Add meteorology to internal state to scale mixing ratios if FV3 off Lizzie Lundgren (GCST) Structural
  • Enables mass conservation when advection is off
Use same CEDS anthropogenic emissions inventory as GC Classic, including 1750-1949 and additional VOC species Lizzie Lundgren (GCST) Structural
Move GCHP run directory creation to GEOS-Chem repository Lizzie Lundgren (GCST) Structural
  • Facilitates GEOS-Chem in GEOS
Move high-level GCHP fortran files to GEOS-Chem repository Lizzie Lundgren (GCST) Structural
  • Facilitates GEOS-Chem in GEOS

New data directories in 12.7.0

The following data directories have been added or updated in this version. You will have to download the directories relevant to your simulation.

Inventory Type What was added? Directory
FAST_JX DEFAULT CHEM_INPUTS/FAST_JX/v2019-10

Current stable version

The GEOS-Chem version listed below is considered stable and can be used to start a new research project. This version corresponds to the master branch of the GEOS-Chem source code repository on Github.

Each released version of GEOS-Chem will be assigned a unique Digital Object Identifier (DOI). This will allow you to cite each GEOS-Chem version in publications. We also have obtained a "Concept DOI", which will always point to the current stable version of GEOS-Chem: DOI 10.5281/zenodo.1343546. This can be convenient if you wish to cite GEOS-Chem without making reference to a particular version.

12.5.0

This version was released on 09 Sep 2019.

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3403111

You can use the following Git commands to download the GEOS-Chem 12.5.0 source code and GEOS-Chem Unit Tester package.

 # Download the GEOS-Chem source code
 git clone https://github.com/geoschem/geos-chem Code.12.5.0
 cd Code.12.5.0
 
 # Create and checkout a new branch "GC_12.5.0" at the tag "12.5.0"
 git checkout -b GC_12.5.0 12.5.0
 cd .. 

 # Download the GEOS-Chem Unit Tester, from which run directories can be generated
 git clone https://github.com/geoschem/geos-chem-unittest UT
 cd UT
 
 # Create and checkout a new branch "GC_12.5.0" at the tag "12.5.0"
 git checkout -b GC_12.5.0 12.5.0

Important: Make sure you also download the new data directories for this version.

Please see the following links for complete information about the validation of GEOS-Chem 12.5.0:

  1. 1-month benchmark for GEOS-Chem Classic
  2. 1-month benchmark for GCHP

This version includes the updates listed below.

Feature Submitted by Type Notes
Updates that will affect full-chemistry simulations
Retire obsolete emission inventories Eloise Marais (Leicester)
Emissions and Deposition Working Group
Science
Updated offline biogenic emissions generated with GEOS-Chem 12.3.0 Hongjian Weng (PKU) Science
Updated volcano emissions to include eruptive emissions through April 2018 Christoph Keller (NASA/GMAO) Science
Remove CO from MEGAN HEMCO extension to avoid double counting Jenny Fisher (Wollongong) Bug fix
Fixes for GFED4 emissions, including:
  • Change the HEMCO cycling flag so that the model crashes if it doesn't find the right GFED year
  • Remove the 27% scaling of POG to POA and emit 1:1 instead
Sidhant Pai (MIT) Bug fix
Scale DICE-Africa emissions to address errors in inventory Eloise Marais (Leicester) Bug fix
Bug fix for C3H8 anthropogenic emissions Melissa Sulprizio (GCST) Bug fix
Separate anthropogenic PM2.5 dust source from the DustDead extension Melissa Sulprizio (GCST) Bug fix
Corrections for CFCs in the chemistry mechanism Xuan Wang (Harvard) Bug fix
Fix typo in CLD_PARAMS routine in gckpp_HetRates.F90 Stephen Steenrod (NASA GMAO) Bug fix
Bug fix: make sure stratospheric BrY concentrations are read properly each month Lyatt Jaeglé (U. Washington) Bug fix
Updates that will NOT affect full-chemistry simulations
Enable accurate cloud pH diagnostic calculation via post-processing Jonathan Moch (Harvard) Structural Github pull request #37
  • Applies to NetCDF diagnostic only
Bug fix for proposed Henry's law constants Jenny Fisher (Wollongong) Bug fix
Updates that will only affect GCHP
Update GCHP to use MAPL v1.0.0 and ESMF v8.0.0 beta snapshot 28 Lizzie Lundgren (GCST) Structural
  • Replaces external tile files with online ESMF regridding weights
  • Includes parallel file I/O module
  • Enables use of GNU fortran compiler
Replace 4x5 input files in GCHP with higher resolution equivalents to avoid ESMF domain decomposition issue at high core counts Lizzie Lundgren (GCST) Emissions

New data directories in 12.5.0

The following data directories have been added or updated in this version. You will have to download the directories relevant to your simulation.

Inventory Type What was added? Directory
OFFLINE_BIOVOC Default Offline biogenic VOC emissions generated using GEOS-Chem 12.3.0 and:
  • GEOS-FP meteorology (0.25°x0.3125°, 2014-2017)
  • MERRA-2 meteorlogy (0.5°x0.625°, 1980-2017)
HEMCO/OFFLINE_BIOVOC/v2019-08
Volcano Default Updated volcanic SO2 emissions (1978-2019), with eruptive emissions through 28 April 2018 HEMCO/VOLCANO/v2019-08
ANTHRO_PM25_DUST Default Separate anthropogenic PM2.5 dust emissions from the DustDead extension HEMCO/ANTHRO_PM25_DUST/v2018-04
C2H6_2010 Default Removed unused lev dimension and include 2x2.5 files regridded from 4x5 HEMCO/C2H6_2010/v2019-06
DUST_DEAD Optional Changed longitude dimension format from integer to float and time units seconds string from '0.0' to '00' HEMCO/DUST_DEAD/v2019-06
UVALBEDO Default Changed seconds string in time dimension units attribute from '0.0' to '00' HEMCO/UVALBEDO/v2019-06
TOMS/SBUV Default Changed seconds string in time dimension units attribute from '0.0' to '00' HEMCO/TOMS_SBUV/v2019-06
India mask Default Removed unused attribute 'valid_range' HEMCO/MASKS/v2019-05
BIOFUEL Default Regridded from 4x5 to 2x2.5 HEMCO/BIOFUEL/v2019-08


Previously released stable versions

We list below past releases of GEOS-Chem. But we recommend that you always download the current stable version listed above when starting a new research project.

12.4.0

This version was released on 05 Aug 2019.

DOI 10.5281/zenodo.3360635

NOTE: We recommend users update to GEOS-Chem 12.5.0, which contains some bug fixes and updates for the offline biogenic VOC and volcano emissions.

Please see the following links for complete information about the validation of GEOS-Chem 12.4.0:

  1. 1-month benchmark for GEOS-Chem Classic
  2. 1-month benchmark for GCHP
  3. 1-year benchmark for GEOS-Chem Classic

This version includes the updates listed below.

Feature Submitted by Type Notes
Features affecting the full-chemistry simulation:
Grid-independent dust emissions (hourly) David Ridley (CARB, formerly MIT)
Jun Meng (Dalhousie)
Science See New data directories in 12.4.0
Grid-independent lightning NOx emissions (3-hourly) Lee Murray (Rochester) Science See New data directories in 12.4.0
Grid-independent biogenic emissions (hourly) Jintai Lin (PKU)
Hongjian Meng (PKU)
Science See New data directories in 12.4.0
Grid-independent sea salt emissions (hourly) Jintai Lin (PKU)
Hongjian Meng (PKU)
Science See New data directories in 12.4.0
Grid-independent soil NOx emissions (hourly) Jintai Lin (PKU)
Hongjian Meng (PKU)
Science See New data directories in 12.4.0
Updated volcano emissions (1978-2019) Christoph Keller (NASA/GMAO) Science See New data directories in 12.4.0
Bug fix: Rebuild chemical mechanisms for FAST-JX fix added in 12.3.2 Katie Travis (NASA) Bug fix
Features NOT affecting the full-chemistry simulation:
FlexGrid Stage 2: Add capability to define custom grids Melissa Sulprizio (GCST)
Jiawei Zhuang (Harvard)
Structural
Add photolysis menu to input.geos for specifying FAST-JX directory Tomas Sherwen (York) Structural Github pull request #34

New data directories in 12.4.0

The following data directories have been added or updated in this version. You will have to download the directories relevant to your simulation.

Inventory Type What was added? Directory
OFFLINE_DUST Default Offline dust emissions generated with:
  • GEOS-FP meteorology (0.25°x0.3125°, 2014-present)
  • MERRA-2 meteorlogy (0.5°x0.625°, 1980-present)
HEMCO/OFFLINE_DUST/v2019-01
OFFLINE_LIGHTNING Default Offline lightning flash densities and convective-cloud depths generated with:
  • GEOS-FP meteorology (0.25x0.3125, 2014-2018)
  • MERRA-2 meteorology (0.5x0.625, 1980-2018).
HEMCO/OFFLINE_LIGHTNING/v2019-01
OFFLINE_BIOVOC Default Offline biogenic VOC emissions generated using GEOS-Chem v11-02 and:
  • GEOS-FP meteorology (0.25°x0.3125°, 2014-2017)
  • MERRA-2 meteorlogy (0.5°x0.625°, 1980-2017)
HEMCO/OFFLINE_BIOVOC/v2019-01
OFFLINE_SEASALT Default Offline sea salt emissions generated with:
  • GEOS-FP meteorology (0.25°x0.3125°, 2014-2017)
  • MERRA-2 meteorlogy (0.5°x0.625°, 1980-2017)
HEMCO/OFFLINE_SEASALT/v2019-01
OFFLINE_SOILNOX Default Offline soil NOx emissions generated with:
  • GEOS-FP meteorology (0.25°x0.3125°, 2014-2017)
  • MERRA-2 meteorlogy (0.5°x0.625°, 1980-2017)
HEMCO/OFFLINE_SOILNOX/v2019-01
Volcano Default Updated volcanic SO2 emissions (1978-2019), with eruptive emissions through 3 Dec 2015 HEMCO/VOLCANO/v2019-04/

12.3.2

This version was released on 02 May 2019.

DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2658178

You can use the following Git commands to download the GEOS-Chem 12.3.1 source code and GEOS-Chem Unit Tester package.

 # Download the GEOS-Chem source code
 git clone -b 12.3.2 https://github.com/geoschem/geos-chem Code.12.3.2
 cd Code.12.3.2
 git checkout 12.3.2
 cd ..

 # Download the GEOS-Chem Unit Tester, from which run directories can be generated
 git clone -b 12.3.2 https://github.com/geoschem/geos-chem-unittest UT
 cd UT
 git checkout 12.3.2
 cd ..

Please see the following links for complete information about the validation of GEOS-Chem 12.3.2:

  1. 1-month benchmark simulation 12.3.2 for GCC and GCHP (unofficial)

This version includes the updates listed below.

Feature Submitted by Type Notes
Features affecting the full-chemistry simulation:
Fix inconsistency for species H2402 between GCHP and GEOS-Chem "Classic" Sebastian Eastham (MIT)
GCST
Bug fix
  • This update results in very minor changes w/r/t the prior 1-month benchmark (Bug fixes for the FAST-JX mechanism):
    • Mean OH changed by -0.0002%
    • MCF lifetime was unchanged
    • CH4 lifetime changed by +0.0012%
Bug fixes for the FAST-JX photolysis mechanism: Bob Yantosca (GCST) Bug fix
  • This update results in very minor changes w/r/t the 12.3.0 1-month benchmark:
    • Mean OH changed by +0.2782%
    • MCF lifetime changed by -0.3597%
    • CH4 lifetime changed by -0.3936%
Updates and fixes for HEMCO diagnostics, including:
  • Enable saving out fertilizer NOx emissions
  • Lightning NOx emissions are 3D not, 2D
  • HNO3 ship emissions are 2D, not 3D
  • Update and fill in missing inventory diagnostics (currently used in only in benchmark simulations)
Melissa Sulprizio (GCST) Bug fix
  • These fixes impact both GEOS-Chem "Classic" and GCHP
Features NOT affecting the full-chemistry simulation:
Extending the CEDS anthropogenic emissions inventory to include 1750-1949 and additional VOC species Melissa Sulprizio (GCST) Science
Features only affecting GCHP:
Disable Br2 offline seasalt emissions to match GEOS-Chem Classic default Sebastian Eastham (MIT) Bug fix
Assorted GCHP run directory feature updates
  • Rename Makefile clean and build options
  • Remove deprecated Makefile/build.sh clean and build options
  • Remove aliases from sample run scripts
  • Remove output file runConfig.log; send to gchp.log instead
  • Update benchmark run directory to match GEOS-Chem Classic settings
Lizzie Lundgren (GCST) Structural
  • Users should use 'make' or 'make help' at the command prompt to view all clean and compile options
Embed GEOS code within select GCHP files Lizzie Lundgren (GCST) Structural
  • All GEOS-only code is within if defined MODEL_GEOS blocks and will not impact GCHP simulations

New data directories in 12.3.2

The following data directories have been added or updated in this version. You will have to download the directories relevant to your simulation.

Inventory Type What was added? Directory
FAST_JX DEFAULT
  • The FJX_j2j.dat file (which lists the photolyzing species for FAST-JX) was edited to remove a duplicate entry for ClNO2. This was causing the J-values of ClNO2 to be passed to the solver twice. The new FJX_j2j.dat file corrects this issue.
CHEM_INPUTS/FAST_JX/v2019-04
UCX chemistry mechanism DEFAULT CHEM_INPUTS/UCX_201904
CEDS OPTIONAL
  • CEDS anthropogenic emissions for 1750-1949. Data now encompasses the entire CEDS record of 1750-2014.
  • New files for additional NMVOCs
HEMCO/CEDS/v2018-08

12.3.1

This version was released on 08 Apr 2019.

DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2633278

You can use the following Git commands to download the GEOS-Chem 12.3.1 source code and GEOS-Chem Unit Tester package.

 # Download the GEOS-Chem source code
 git clone -b 12.3.1 https://github.com/geoschem/geos-chem Code.12.3.1

 # Download the GEOS-Chem Unit Tester, from which run directories can be generated
 git clone -b 12.3.1 https://github.com/geoschem/geos-chem-unittest UT
Feature Submitted by Type Notes
Features NOT affecting the full-chemistry simulation:
Fix the netCDF diagnostic for noontime J-values GCST Bug fix
Planeflight diagnostic now writes out data for the last timestep of the day Luke Schiferl (LDEO/Columbia)
GCST
Bug fix
Reduce memory footprint: Do not allocate memory to array MINIT in strat_chem_mod.F90 Bob Yantosca (GCST) Bug fix
Features only affecting GCHP:
Declare State_Met%AREA_M2 as 2-dimensional, not 3-dimensional GCST Bug fix

12.3.0

This version was released on 01 Apr 2019.

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2620535

You can use the following Git commands to download the GEOS-Chem 12.3.0 source code and GEOS-Chem Unit Tester package.

 # Download the GEOS-Chem source code
 git clone https://github.com/geoschem/geos-chem Code.12.3.0
 cd Code.12.3.0
 
 # Create and checkout a new branch "GC_12.3.0" at the tag "12.3.0"
 git checkout -b GC_12.3.0 12.3.0
 cd .. 

 # Download the GEOS-Chem Unit Tester, from which run directories can be generated
 git clone https://github.com/geoschem/geos-chem-unittest UT
 cd UT
 
 # Create and checkout a new branch "GC_12.3.0" at the tag "12.3.0"
 git checkout -b GC_12.3.0 12.3.0

Important: Make sure you also download the new data directories for this version.

Please see the following links for complete information about the validation of GEOS-Chem 12.3.0:

  1. Approval form for 1-month benchmark simulation 12.3.0

This version includes the updates listed below.

Feature Submitted by Type Notes
Features affecting the full-chemistry simulation:
Update ISORROPIA from v2.0 to v2.2, in order to remove persistent noise in output Seb Eastham (Harvard) Science
Updated PFT file for MEGAN Jenny Fisher (Wollongong)
Dylan Millet (UMN)
Science
Bug fix for eruptive volcanic emissions Barron Henderson (EPA) Bug fix
Read in and regrid existing MODIS LAI and OLSON data via HEMCO Bob Yantosca (GCST) Structural
Update from HEMCO version 2.1.011 to 2.1.012 Christoph Keller (NASA/GMAO)
GCST
Bug fix &
Structural
Features NOT affecting the full-chemistry simulation:
Update to Yuan processed MODIS LAI product (covering years 2005-2016)
  • Off while we investigate an issue in the HEMCO interpolation
Jenny Fisher (Wollongong)
Barron Henderson (US EPA)
Science
OMI-based Volcanic emissions 2005-2012 (off by default) Cui Ge (U. Iowa)
Jun Wang (U. Iowa)
GCST
Science
Further bug fix for netCDF diagnostics spanning leap years Bob Yantosca (GCST) Bug fix
Fix GFAS_SOAP entry in HEMCO_Config.rc Killian Murphy (York) Bug fix
Tagged CO bug fixes: Fix CO units and write secondary production into a netcdf file Beata Bukosa (Wollongong) Bug fix
Features affecting GCHP only:
Enable running time backwards in GCHP Atanas Trayanov (GMAO), Lizzie Lundgren (GCST) Structural
  • Off by default

New data directories in 12.3.0

The following data directories have been added or updated in this version. You will have to download the directories relevant to your simulation.

Inventory Type What was added? Directory
OLSON_MAP DEFAULT Olson 2001 land map masks, separated into 73 netCDF variables (one per land type). This format facilitates regridding by HEMCO. HEMCO/OLSON_MAP/v2019-02
MODIS_XLAI DEFAULT MODIS LAI data (corresponding to ExtData/CHEM_INPUTS/MODIS_LAI_201707)

This data has been processed into 73 netCDF variables (one corresponding to each Olson land type), which facilitates regridding by HEMCO.

HEMCO/MODIS_XLAI/v2017-07
MEGAN DEFAULT Updated PFT file for MEGAN HEMCO/MEGAN/v2018-05/

NOTES:

  1. DEFAULT denotes that the inventory is part of the default HEMCO emissions configuration that you get when you run GEOS-Chem "out-of-the-box".
  2. OPTIONAL denotes optional inventories that you may use (or not) according to your research needs.

12.2.1

This version was released on 28 Feb 2019.

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2580198

You can use the following Git commands to download the GEOS-Chem 12.2.1 source code and GEOS-Chem Unit Tester package.

 # Download the GEOS-Chem source code
 git clone https://github.com/geoschem/geos-chem Code.12.2.1
 cd Code.12.2.1
 
 # Create and checkout a new branch "GC_12.2.1" at the tag "12.2.1"
 git checkout -b GC_12.2.1 12.2.1
 cd .. 

 # Download the GEOS-Chem Unit Tester, from which run directories can be generated
 git clone https://github.com/geoschem/geos-chem-unittest UT
 cd UT
 
 # Create and checkout a new branch "GC_12.2.1" at the tag "12.2.1"
 git checkout -b GC_12.2.1 12.2.1

Important: Make sure you also download the new data directories for this version.

This version includes the updates listed below.

Feature Submitted by Type Notes
Features NOT affecting the full-chemistry simulation:
Bug fix: netCDF diagnostic collections with frequency "End" now properly span leap year days Amos Tai (CUHK)
GCST
Structural
Move module-level variables from Linoz and MODIS LAI Haipeng Lin (PKU) Structural
Make polar bromine explosion the default option in Hg simulation Colin Thackray (Harvard)
Jenny Fisher (Wollongong)
Science
TOMAS updates Emily Ramnarine (Colorado State)
Jeff Pierce (Colorado State)
Betty Croft (Dalhousie)
Science
Fix Henry's Law coefficient for C2H6 Chris Holmes (FSU) Bug fix
Add routine to save the GC species database to JSON format (commented out) Bob Yantosca (GCST) Structural
Add RRTMG fluxes to netCDF diagnostics Bob Yantosca (GCST) Structural
  • Still needs to be validated
Fix for CO2 simulation chemical source Beata Bukosa (U. Wollongong) Bug fix
Features affecting GCHP only:
Update MODIS LAI source directory to match GEOS-Chem Classic GCST Bug fix
Missing scaling factors for MERRA-2 simulations with GCHP Sebastian Eastham (MIT) Bug fix
Use online sea flux emissions by default in GCHP GCST Emissions

New data directories in 12.2.1

The following data directories have been added or updated in this version. You will have to download the directories relevant to your simulation.

Inventory Type What was added? Directory
Updated chemical source for CO2 simulation OPTIONAL Reprocessed the chemical source file for the CO2 simulation, because the existing file was somehow corrupted. HEMCO/CO2/v2019-02/CHEM/
FINN OPTIONAL Files containing the number of fires per grid box for use with the biomass burning subgrid coagulation option in TOMAS simulations. HEMCO/FINN/v2015-02/

--Bob Yantosca (talk) 16:34, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

12.2.0

This version was released on 19 Feb 2019.

10.5281/zenodo.2572887

You can use the following Git commands to download the GEOS-Chem 12.2.0 source code and GEOS-Chem Unit Tester package.

 # Download the GEOS-Chem source code
 git clone https://github.com/geoschem/geos-chem Code.12.2.0
 cd Code.12.2.0
 
 # Create and checkout a new branch "GC_12.2.0" at the tag "12.2.0"
 git checkout -b GC_12.2.0 12.2.0
 cd .. 

 # Download the GEOS-Chem Unit Tester, from which run directories can be generated
 git clone https://github.com/geoschem/geos-chem-unittest UT
 cd UT
 
 # Create and checkout a new branch "GC_12.2.0" at the tag "12.2.0"
 git checkout -b GC_12.2.0 12.2.0

Important: Make sure you also download the new data directories for this version.

Please see the following links for complete information about the validation of GEOS-Chem 12.2.0:

  1. Approval form for 1-month benchmark simulation 12.2.0
  2. 1-year transport benchmark simulation

This version includes the updates listed below.

Feature Submitted by Type Notes
Features affecting the full-chemistry simulation:
Retire BRAVO emissions and use CEDS for Mexico instead Melissa Sulprizio (GCST) Science
Update mask file applied to NEI2011 emissions Melissa Sulprizio (GCST) Bug fix
Features NOT affecting the full-chemistry simulation:
Transport Tracers simulation: a common set of tracers in GEOS-Chem and GEOS Transport WG
Melissa Sulprizio (GCST)
Benchmarking
  • Added to the GEOS-Chem Rn-Pb-Be simulation, but may be added to any simulation by following these steps.
  • This will facilitate comparisons of transport between GEOS-Chem "Classic" and/or GCHP vs. the NASA GEOS-DAS system.
ObsPack diagnostic Andy Jacobson (NOAA/ESRL)
Bob Yantosca (GCST)
Structural
GFAS biomass burning emissions (as an option) Mat Evans (York)
Killian Murphy (York)
Science
Fix bug in stratosperic aerosol surface area netcdf diagnostics Jonathan Moch (Harvard)
Christoph Keller (GMAO)
Bug fix
Update from HEMCO 2.1.010 to HEMCO 2.1.011: GCST Structural
Features affecting GCHP only:
Update ESMF version in GCHP from v5.2.0rp2 to v7.1.0r Lizzie Lundgren (GCST) Structural
  • Currently compatible with Intel compilers only
New fields in GCHP output restart file Lizzie Lundgren (GCST) Bug Fix &
Structural
  • Adds additional variables to GCHP internal state for carrying across multi-segmented runs
  • Equivalent to GEOS-Chem Classic update in 12.1.0
Bug fix: use checkpoint output file as subsequent run restart Lizzie Lundgren (GCST) Bug Fix
  • Does not impact single duration runs

New data directories in 12.2.0

The following data directories have been added or updated in this version. You will have to download the directories relevant to your simulation.

Inventory Type What was added? Directory
GFAS biomass burning emissions OPTIONAL GFAS biomass burning emissions for 2003-present (updated monthly) HEMCO/GFAS/v2018-09/
EDGAR v4.2 emissions of SF6 DEFAULT EDGAR v4.2 emissions of SF6 for 1970-2008 HEMCO/SF6/v2019-01/
MASKS DEFAULT Update mask file applied to NEI2011 emissions HEMCO/MASKS/v2018-09/
TileFiles DEFAULT
(in GCHP)
New tile files for 0.1x0.1 CONUS, Canada, and Mexico mask files GCHP/TileFiles

NOTES:

  1. DEFAULT denotes that the inventory is part of the default HEMCO emissions configuration that you get when you run GEOS-Chem "out-of-the-box".
  2. OPTIONAL denotes optional inventories that you may use (or not) according to your research needs.

12.1.1

This version was released on 13 Dec 2018.

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2249246

You can use the following Git commands to download the GEOS-Chem 12.1.1 source code and GEOS-Chem Unit Tester package.

 # Download the GEOS-Chem source code
 git clone https://github.com/geoschem/geos-chem Code.12.1.1
 cd Code.12.1.1
 
 # Create and checkout a new branch "GC_12.1.1" at the tag "12.1.1"
 git checkout -b GC_12.1.1 12.1.1
 cd .. 

 # Download the GEOS-Chem Unit Tester, from which run directories can be generated
 git clone https://github.com/geoschem/geos-chem-unittest UT
 cd UT
 
 # Create and checkout a new branch "GC_12.1.1" at the tag "12.1.1"
 git checkout -b GC_12.1.1 12.1.1

Important: Make sure you also download the new data directories for 12.1.0 if you haven't already.

This version includes the updates listed below.

Feature Submitted by Type Notes
Features NOT affecting the full-chemistry (benchmark) simulation:
Bug fix for tagged CO: don't multiply emissions timestep by 60 Dylan Jones (U. Toronto) Bug fix
Skip planeflight observations outside a nested domain Lei Zhu (Harvard) Bug fix
Always enable BCPH_TPBC to allow saving out BC files in global simulations Yanxu Zhang (Nanjing) Bug fix
Fix compilation issues:
Bob Yantosca (GCST)
Haipeng Lin (PKU)
Bug fix
Features affecting GCHP only:
GCHP transport fix to prevent instant propagation from troposphere to stratosphere Seb Eastham (MIT) Bug fix

--Lizzie Lundgren (talk) 16:05, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

12.1.0

This version was released on 26 Nov 2018.

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1553349

You can use the following Git commands to download the GEOS-Chem 12.1.0 source code and GEOS-Chem Unit Tester package.

 # Download the GEOS-Chem source code
 git clone https://github.com/geoschem/geos-chem Code.12.1.0
 cd Code.12.1.0
 
 # Create and checkout a new branch "GC_12.1.0" at the tag "12.1.0"
 git checkout -b GC_12.1.0 12.1.0
 cd .. 

 # Download the GEOS-Chem Unit Tester, from which run directories can be generated
 git clone https://github.com/geoschem/geos-chem-unittest UT
 cd UT
 
 # Create and checkout a new branch "GC_12.1.0" at the tag "12.1.0"
 git checkout -b GC_12.1.0 12.1.0

Important: Make sure you also download the new data directories for this version.

Please see the following links for complete information about the validation of GEOS-Chem 12.1.0:

  1. Approval form for 1-month benchmark simulation 12.1.0

This version includes the updates listed below.

Feature Submitted by Type Notes
Features affecting the full-chemistry simulation:
Budget diagnostics Lizzie Lundgren (GCST)
Chris Holmes (Florida State)
Diagnostics
  • This update introduces differences on the level of numerical noise due to unit conversions
Anthropogenic PM2.5 dust source Sajeev Philip (Dalhousie) Science
  • This update introduces the following changes:
    • DST1 emissions increased by 1.09 Tg/mon (13.1 Tg/yr)
    • Δ Mean OH: -0.000066%
    • Δ MCF lifetime: 0.0020%
    • Δ CH4 lifetime: 0.0012%
GEOS-Chem restart file updates Melissa Sulprizio (GCST) Bug Fix &
Structural
  • GEOS-Chem Classic only update
  • This update introduces the following changes:
    • Δ Mean OH: -0.016%
    • Δ MCF lifetime: 0.022%
    • Δ CH4 lifetime: 0.024%
Updates and fixes for the CEDS anthropogenic emissions inventory:
Pengfei Liu (Harvard)
Melissa Sulprizio (GCST)
Jiawei Zhuang (Harvard)
Bug fix
  • This update introduces the following changes:
    • Δ Mean OH: 0.17%
    • Δ MCF lifetime: -0.37%
    • Δ CH4 lifetime: -0.40%
HEMCO fixes:
Bob Yantosca (GCST)
Melissa Sulprizio (GCST)
Erin McDuffie (Dalhousie)
Bug fix
  • This update introduces very small changes:
    • Δ Mean OH: -0.952%
    • Δ MCF lifetime: 1.454%
    • Δ CH4 lifetime: 1.502%
Fix mass conservation in non-local PBL mixing Jintai Lin (PKU) Bug fix
  • This update introduces very small changes:
    • Δ Mean OH: 0.0057%
    • Δ MCF lifetime: -0.0061%
    • Δ CH4 lifetime: -0.0073%
Allow for SZA to 98 degrees when getting photolysis rates Eric Fleming (GMAO) Bug fix
  • This update introduces the following changes:
    • Δ Mean OH: 0.3982%
    • Δ MCF lifetime: -0.3665%
    • Δ CH4 lifetime: -0.3680%
Features NOT affecting the full-chemistry simulation:
FlexGrid Stage 1: Use HEMCO to read met fields Jiawei Zhuang (Harvard)
Jintai Lin (PKU)
Structural
Add support for continuous integration with TravisCI – automatically test each commit as soon as it is pushed to Github Jiawei Zhuang (Harvard)
Bob Yantosca (GCST)
Structural
Added netCDF diagnostics in the following areas: Bob Yantosca (GCST) Diagnostics
  • NOTE: The remaining netCDF diagnostics will be implemented into 12.2.0 and later versions, as time allows.
Convert input data for RRTMG from bpch to netCDF for input via HEMCO Bob Yantosca (GCST) Structural
Add fixes for seasonal scale factors in CH4 simulations Bram Maasakkers (SRON)
Melissa Sulprizio (GCST)
Bug fix
Move Fast-JX .dat files from the geos-chem-unittest repository to gcgrid/ExtData Chris Holmes (Florida State)
GCST
Structural
Update HEMCO configuration file for the tagged CO simulation Bob Yantosca (GCST) Bug fix
Structural updates to facilitate interfacing GEOS-Chem into WRF Haipeng Lin (Peking U)
GCST
Structural
  • This process will be ongoing throughout the GEOS-Chem 12 series of releases.
Structural updates to facilitate interfacing GEOS-Chem into GEOS-5 Christoph Keller (GMAO)
Lizzie Lundgren (GCST)
Structural
  • This process will be ongoing throughout the GEOS-Chem 12 series of releases.
Features affecting GCHP only:
Fix masking bug to correctly apply anthropogenic emissions Lizzie Lundgren (GCST) Bug fix
Remove erroneous 180 degree longitude shift in APEI regridding Lizzie Lundgren (GCST) Bug fix
Move GCHP run directory creation from GEOS-Chem Unit Tester to GCHP repository Lizzie Lundgren (GCST) Structural

--Melissa Sulprizio (talk) 15:21, 26 November 2018 (UTC)

New data directories in 12.1.0

The following data directories have been added or updated in this version. You will have to download the directories relevant to your simulation.

Inventory Type What was added? Directory
DUST DEAD DEFAULT Anthropogenic PM2.5 dust source HEMCO/DUST_DEAD/v2018-04/
GEOS-Chem restart files DEFAULT GEOS-Chem restart file updates: New variables, new variable names, new file names GEOSCHEM_RESTARTS/v2018-11/
Input files for FAST-JX DEFAULT Move Fast-JX .dat files from the geos-chem-unittest repository to gcgrid/ExtData CHEM_INPUTS/FAST_JX/v2018-09/
RRTMG input data OPTIONAL netCDF input data files for the RRTMG specialty simulation (converted from the old "binary punch" format files) HEMCO/RRTMG/v2018-11/
CEDS anthropogenic emissions DEFAULT Reduce file size for CEDS inventory HEMCO/CEDS/v2018-08/YYYY
MASKS DEFAULT Clean up mask file directory to remove obsolete files HEMCO/MASKS/v2018-09/

NOTES:

  1. DEFAULT denotes that the inventory is part of the default HEMCO emissions configuration that you get when you run GEOS-Chem "out-of-the-box".
  2. OPTIONAL denotes optional inventories that you may use (or not) according to your research needs.

12.0.3

This version was released on 16 Oct 2018.

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1464210

You can use the following Git commands to download the GEOS-Chem 12.0.3 source code and GEOS-Chem Unit Tester package.

# Download the GEOS-Chem source code
 git clone https://github.com/geoschem/geos-chem Code.12.0.3
 cd Code.12.0.3
 
 # Create and checkout a new branch "GC_12.0.3" at the tag "12.0.3"
 git checkout -b GC_12.0.3 12.0.3
 cd .. 

 # Download the GEOS-Chem Unit Tester, from which run directories can be generated
 git clone https://github.com/geoschem/geos-chem-unittest UT
 cd UT
  
 # Create and checkout a new branch "GC_12.0.3" at the tag "12.0.3"
 git checkout -b GC_12.0.3 12.0.3

Important: Make sure you also download the new data directories for 12.0.0 if you haven't already.

This version contains fixes that will only impact GCHP.

Feature Submitted by Type Notes
Features affecting GCHP only:
Fix incorrect run configuration for offline sea salt emissions in GCHP Sebastian Eastham (MIT) Bug fix
Fix bug in application of CFC surface mixing ratios in GCHP Sebastian Eastham (MIT) Bug fix

--Lizzie Lundgren (talk) 18:21, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

12.0.2

This version was released on 10 Oct 2018.

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1455215

You can use the following Git commands to download the GEOS-Chem 12.0.2 source code and GEOS-Chem Unit Tester package.

 # Download the GEOS-Chem source code
 git clone https://github.com/geoschem/geos-chem Code.12.0.2
 cd Code.12.0.2
 
 # Create and checkout a new branch "GC_12.0.2" at the tag "12.0.2"
 git checkout -b GC_12.0.2 12.0.2
 cd .. 

 # Download the GEOS-Chem Unit Tester, from which run directories can be generated
 git clone https://github.com/geoschem/geos-chem-unittest UT
 cd UT
 
 # Create and checkout a new branch "GC_12.0.2" at the tag "12.0.2"
 git checkout -b GC_12.0.2 12.0.2

Important: Make sure you also download the new data directories for 12.0.0 if you haven't already.

This version includes the updates listed below.

Feature Submitted by Type Notes
Features NOT affecting the full-chemistry (benchmark) simulation:
Fixed local-time averaging in ND51 and ND51b satellite timeseries diagnostics Bo Zhang (NIA) Bug fix Implemented 04 Oct 2018
Fixes to correct missing BC/OC biomass emissions and incorrect aerosol drydep in TOMAS simulations Pengfei Liu (Harvard) Bug fix Implemented 25 Sep 2018
Avoid double-counting of emissions in the CO2 simulation Beata Bukosa (U. Wollongong)
Christoph Keller (GMAO)
Bug fix Implemented 24 Sep 2018.

--Lizzie Lundgren (talk) 18:21, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

12.0.1

This version was released on 24 Aug 2018.

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1403144

You can use the following Git commands to download the GEOS-Chem 12.0.1 source code and GEOS-Chem Unit Tester package.

 # Download the GEOS-Chem source code
 git clone https://github.com/geoschem/geos-chem Code.12.0.1
 cd Code.12.0.1
 
 # Create and checkout a new branch "GC_12.0.1" at the tag "12.0.1"
 git checkout -b GC_12.0.1 12.0.1
 cd .. 

 # Download the GEOS-Chem Unit Tester, from which run directories can be generated
 git clone https://github.com/geoschem/geos-chem-unittest UT
 cd UT
 
 # Create and checkout a new branch "GC_12.0.1" at the tag "12.0.1"
 git checkout -b GC_12.0.1 12.0.1

Important: Make sure you also download the new data directories for 12.0.0 if you haven't already.

This version includes the updates listed below.

Feature Submitted by Type Notes
Features NOT affecting the full-chemistry (benchmark) simulation:
Fix typo when registering the State_Chm%SSAlk field Shuting Zhai (U. Washington)
GCST
Bug fix
Add fixes for several compilation issues:
  1. Nullify rather than deallocate 3D met arrays for compatibility with gfortran 6+ when using GCHP
  2. Add a more robust test for netCDF-Fortran in Makefile_header.mk
  3. Fix compilation issues encountered with GNU Fortran 8.2.0
  4. Fix compilation issues encountered with Intel Fortran 18
GCST Bug fix
Fixes for the Hg specialty simualtion: Restore biomass emissions and do not double-count anthropogenic emissions Colin Thackray (Harvard) Bug fix
Fix mis-indexing in the ND05 diagnostic GCST Bug fix
Minor updates to facilitate interfacing GEOS-Chem into GEOS-5 Lizzie Lundgren (GCST) Structural

--Bob Yantosca (talk) 14:31, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

12.0.0

This version was released on 10 Aug 2018

DOI 10.5281/zenodo.1343547

You can use the following Git commands to download the GEOS-Chem 12.0.0 source code and GEOS-Chem Unit Tester package.

 # Download the GEOS-Chem source code
 git clone https://github.com/geoschem/geos-chem Code.12.0.0
 cd Code.12.0.0
 
 # Create and checkout a new branch "GC_12.0.0" at the tag "12.0.0"
 git checkout -b GC_12.0.0 12.0.0
 cd .. 

 # Download the GEOS-Chem Unit Tester, from which run directories can be generated
 git clone https://github.com/geoschem/geos-chem-unittest UT
 cd UT
 
 # Create and checkout a new branch "GC_12.0.0" at the tag "12.0.0"
 git checkout -b GC_12.0.0 12.0.0

Important: Make sure you also download the new data directories for this version.

For more information about getting set up with GEOS-Chem, please see the GEOS-Chem Online User's Guide.

The table below shows the updates that were added to GEOS-Chem 12.0.0. Most of these fix issues that were reported by users during the GEOS-Chem v11-02 release candidate testing period (June 22 thru August 10 2018).

Please see the following links for complete information about the validation of GEOS-Chem 12.0.0:

  1. Approval form for 1-month benchmark simulation 12.0.0
  2. Results for 1-year benchmark simulation 12.0.0-Run0
Feature Submitted by Type Notes
Features affecting the full-chemistry (benchmark) simulation:
Turn off TRASH emissions by default to avoid double counting GCST
Eloise Marais (U. Birmingham)
Bug fix
  • This update introduces relatively small changes:
    • Mean OH decreased by 0.12%
    • MCF lifetime increased by 0.23%
    • CH4 lifetime increased by 0.24%
    • O3 STE flux increased by 0.042%
Add entries to HEMCO_Config.rc for SOAP and pFe in CEDS inventory GCST Bug fix
  • This update introduces relatively small changes:
    • Mean OH decreased by 0.15%
    • MCF lifetime increased by 0.28%
    • CH4 lifetime increased by 0.29%
    • O3 STE flux increased by 0.043%
Bug fix for liquid water content in gckpp_HetRates.F90 Jiayue Huang (U. Washington)
Quanjie Chen (U. Washington)
Bug fix
  • This update introduces relatively small changes:
    • Mean OH increased by 1.91%
    • MCF lifetime decreased by 2.41%
    • CH4 lifetime decreased by 2.41%
    • O3 STE flux decreased by 0.18%
Bug fix for CH4 boundary conditions Lee Murray (Rochester) Bug fix
  • Results approved by Lee Murray
  • This update introduces small changes:
    • Mean OH decreased by 0.48%
    • MCF lifetime increased by 0.82%
    • O3 STE decreased by: 0.022%
Fixed typo in call to GAMMA_HOBr_AER Xuan Wang
GCST
Bug fix
  • This update produced only very small differences w/r/t internal run v11-02-rc-DICEnewrc
    • Mean OH decreased by -0.058%
    • MCF lifetime increased by 0.082%
    • CH4 lifetime increased by 0.084%
    • O3 STE flux decreased by 0.005%
Correct issues when specifying DICE-Africa emissions: Eloise Marais (U. Birmingham)
GCST
Bug Fix
  • Results approved by Eloise Marais.
  • This update produced only very small differences w/r/t internal run v11-02-rc-arctasship:
    • Mean OH increased by 0.07%
    • MCF lifetime decreased by 0.12%
    • CH4 lifetime decreased by 0.13%
    • O3 STE flux decreased by -0.0023%
Add missing Criegee intermediate reaction Xin Chen (UMN) Bug fix
  • This update produced only very small differences w/r/t internal run v11-02-rc-arctasship:
    • Mean OH decreased by 0.00002%
    • MCF lifetime was unchanged
    • CH4 lifetime increased by 0.001%
    • O3 STE flux increased by 0.0001%
Bug fix for ARCTAS_SHIP in HEMCO_Config.rc files Barron Henderson (EPA) Bug Fix
  • This update only produced very small differences w/r/t internal run v11-02-rc-gfed2016:
    • Mean OH decreased by 0.0004%
    • O3 STE flux decreased by 0.0007%
    • MCF and CH4 lifetimes were unchanged
Bug fix in FlexChem: do not zero out ACTA, EOH, HCOOH concentrations Katie Travis (MIT) Bug Fix
  • This update only produced very small differences w/r/t v11-02-rc:
    • Mean OH decreased by 0.083%
    • MCF lifefime increased by 0.112%
    • CH4 lifetime increased by 0.112%
    • O3 STE flux decreased by 0.011%
Add GFED4.1 data for 2015 and 2016; Use GFED4.1 2016 in benchmarks Kate O'Dell (CSU)
GCST
Science
  • Data files downloaded 27 Jun 2018
  • This update only produced small differences:
    • Mean OH increased by 0.60%
    • MCF lifefime decreased by 0.65%
    • CH4 lifetime decreased by 0.64%
    • O3 STE flux decreased by 0.0093%
Features NOT affecting the full-chemistry simulation:
Bug fixes for stratospheric chemistry: GCST Bug fix
Limit flash rate density in hcox_lightnox_mod.F90 Lee Murray (Rochester) Bug fix
Initial structural modifications for interfacing GEOS-Chem into WRF Haipeng Lin (Peking U.) Structural
  • This process is ongoing in GEOS-Chem 12
Minor fixes for mercury chemistry updates implemented in v11-02f Colin Thackray (Harvard) Bug fix
Restore default timestep for MERRA-2 nested grid simulations to 10/20 Ke Li (Harvard) Bug fix
Remove duplicate C3HI spectrum in FJX_spec.dat and FJX_j2j.dat Tomas Sherwen (York) Bug fix
  • A difference test w/r/t the previous commit yielded identical results
Fixed typo that prevented PM2.5 from being archived to netCDF output Jonathan Moch (Harvard)
GCST
Bug fix
Bring two-way nested-grid code option up-to-date Yingying Yan (PKU)
Jintai Lin (PKU)
Structural
  • This option is invoked by compiling with EXCHANGE=y
  • A difference test w/r/t the previous commit yielded identical results.
Do not force L=1 by default in planeflight_mod.F Katie Travis (MIT)
GCST
Bug fix
Add PH2O2 to the default list of prod/loss families in the KPP mechanisms GCST Structural
  • This update facilitates saving out oxidant fields from a full-chemistry simulation that can be used to drive an aerosol-only simulation.
Update to HEMCO v2.1.008, which includes minor updates:
  1. Fixed error in HEMCO "exact" cycling option
    • NOTE: This update introduced an unforeseen side-effect which will be fixed in GEOS-Chem 12.1.0.

Update to HEMCO v2.1.007, which includes minor updates:

  1. Stop with error if multiple containers have the same name
  2. Bug fix for distributing emissions in the vertical dimension
  3. Add extra error checks in HEMCO standalone module
  4. Remove null string character from netCDF unit string
  5. Bug fix for HEMCO soil NOx error with ifort 17
GCST
Christoph Keller
Jenny Fisher
Structural &
Bug fix
Bug fix for reference time in netCDF diagnostic files GCST Bug fix
Updates for QFED biomass burning emissions:
  1. Update to QFED v2.5r1
  2. Fix QFED v2.4r6 files for 2016/10/13
Christoph Keller (NASA GMAO) Bug fix
Fix issues in complexSOA and complexSOA_SVPOA restart files Eloise Marais (U. Birmingham) Bug fix
Avoid double counting CEDS and GEIA NH3 biofuel emissions Christoph Keller (NASA/GMAO)
GCST
Bug fix
  • The default HEMCO behavior is to prioritize CEDS over GEIA NH3 anthro and biofuel emissions. But to avoid confusion, we will explicitly request this behavior in the HEMCO_Config.rc files that ship with the GEOS-Chem Unit Tester.
Bug fixes for v11-02 simulations using the RRTMG radiative transfer model Chris Holmes (U. Florida) Bug Fix
  • This only affects the RRTMG simulations. Full-chemistry difference-tests yielded identical results w/r/t v11-02-rc.
Now always declare the netCDF time variable with an unlimited dimension Chris Holmes (U. Florida) Structural
  • Full-chemistry difference-tests yielded identical results w/r/t v11-02-rc.

New data directories in 12.0.0

The following data directories have been added or updated in this version. You will have to download the directories relevant to your simulation.

Inventory Type What was added? Version added Directory
QFED biomass burning emissions OPTIONAL New data files for QFED v2.5r1 12.0.0 HEMCO/QFED/v2018-07
GFED4 biomass burning emissions DEFAULT GFED4.1 data files for 2015 and 2016 have been added 12.0.0 HEMCO/GFED4/v2015-10/
MEGAN DEFAULT Global 0.25x0.3125 CLM4 PFT and emission factor input files for MEGAN v11-02f HEMCO/MEGAN/v2017-07/
MODIS LAI DEFAULT Updated 0.25 x 0.25 MODIS LAI files (2005-2011) v11-02f CHEM_INPUTS/MODIS_LAI_201707/
Lightning NOx DEFAULT GEOS-FP OTD-LIS redistribution factors for Apr 2012 - Jul 2017 and MERRA-2 OTD-LIS redistribution factors for any date v11-02f HEMCO/LIGHTNOX/v2017-09/
Volcanic SO2 emissions DEFAULT OMI-based volcanic emissions for 2005-2012 v11-02f HEMCO/VOLCANO/v2018-03/
APEI DEFAULT Historical Canadian emissions v11-02f HEMCO/APEI/v2016-11/
EDGAR v4.3 OPTIONAL Annual global anthropogenic emissions for 1970-2010 at 0.1x0.1 resolution v11-02f HEMCO/EDGARv43/v2016-11/
C2H6_2010 DEFAULT Global fossil fuel and biofuel emissions of C2H6 for 2010 v11-02f HEMCO/C2H6_2010/v2017-05/
DICE-Africa DEFAULT Biofuel and diffuse anthropogenic emissions for Africa v11-02f HEMCO/DICE_Africa/v2016-10/
Trash burning emissions OPTIONAL Global trash burning emissions from Wiedinmyer et al. (2014) v11-02f HEMCO/TrashEmis/v2015-03/
SEABIRD NH3 DEFAULT NH3 emissions from arctic sea birds v11-02f HEMCO/NH3/v2018-04
OMOC OPTIONAL Spatially varying OM/OC ratio v11-02e HEMCO/OMOC/v2018-01
NOAA GMD CH4 DEFAULT Monthly mean surface methane distributions v11-02e HEMCO/NOAA_GMD/v2018-01
UCX Tropchem only Input files for applying linearized stratospheric chemistry production and loss rates saved out from a UCX simulation using GEOS-Chem v11-02d v11-02e HEMCO/UCX/v2018-02/
IODINE DEFAULT Monthly emission fluxes of organic iodine compounds (CH3I, CH2I2, CH2ICl, CH2IBr) from Carlos Ordonez. v11-02d HEMCO/IODINE/v2017-09/
GMI DEFAULT New symbolic links:
  • gmi.clim.RIPA.geos5.2x25.nc -> gmi.clim.RIP.geos5.2x25
  • gmi.clim.RIPB.geos5.2x25.nc -> gmi.clim.RIP.geos5.2x25
  • gmi.clim.RIPD.geos5.2x25.nc -> gmi.clim.RIP.geos5.2x25
  • gmi.clim.IPMN.geos5.2x25.nc -> gmi.clim.PMN.geos5.2x25
  • gmi.clim.NPMN.geos5.2x25.nc -> gmi.clim.PMN.geos5.2x25
v11-02c HEMCO/GMI/v2015-02/
NEI2011 North American emissions DEFAULT (global)
OPTIONAL (nested NA)
Monthly mean data files (created from the existing hourly data in HEMCO/NEI2011/v2015-03) v11-02a HEMCO/NEI2011/v2017-02-MM/
ALD2 DEFAULT Fields for ALD2 emissions, including:
  • Seawater concentration of acetaldehyde
  • Heterotrophic respiration rates, used to compute biogenic emissions of ALD2 and EOH

(added with the PAN updates)

v11-02a HEMCO/ALD2/v2017-03/
POET DEFAULT Anthropogenic emissions of ethanol from the POET inventory
(added with the PAN updates)
v11-02a HEMCO/POET/v2017-03/
Soil NOx DEFAULT New file: DepReservoirDefault.nc
Read default DEP_RESERVOIR fields from file when not found in HEMCO restart file
v11-02a HEMCO/SOILNOX/v2014-07/

NOTES:

  1. DEFAULT denotes that the inventory is part of the default HEMCO emissions configuration that you get when you run GEOS-Chem "out-of-the-box".
  2. OPTIONAL denotes optional inventories that you may use (or not) according to your research needs.

--Bob Yantosca (talk) 20:02, 29 June 2018 (UTC)

New data directories summary

If you are upgrading from a prior version, please be sure to download these latest data directories (which are listed individually above, but linked here for convenience).

Validation

In this section we provide information about the benchmarks and tests that we have done to validate GEOS-Chem v11-03.

1-month and 1-year benchmarks

For complete information about the benchmark simulations used to validate GEOS-Chem v11-03, please see our GEOS-Chem 12 benchmark history wiki page.

Unit tests for GEOS-Chem 12

We perform a full set of unit tests on GEOS-Chem on an almost daily basis. These tests ensure that each new feature being added does not break any existing functionality.

Here are the unit tests that we ran before submitting 1-month benchmark simulation for GEOS-Chem 12.0.0. Click on the links below to see the results from each set of unit tests:

Unit test Date
TBD

Performance

Please see the following resources below for more information about the performance of GEOS-Chem 12.0.0.

GEOS-Chem "Classic" performance

We have performed several timing tests with GEOS-Chem "Classic" 12.0.0 and have posted our results on the wiki:

We invite you to add your own time test results to the wiki.

--Bob Yantosca (talk) 18:06, 17 August 2018 (UTC)

GCHP performance

Help us pool performance information across systems by contributing your GCHP run information on our GCHP Timing Tests page.

--Bob Yantosca (talk) 18:06, 17 August 2018 (UTC)

Previous issues now resolved in GEOS-Chem 12

Please see Issues now resolved in GEOS-Chem 12 for a list of bugs and/or technical issues have been resolved in GEOS-Chem 12.0.0 through GEOS-Chem 12.5.0. Issues resolved after GEOS-Chem 12.5.0 can be found on the following Github pages:

Outstanding issues not yet resolved in GEOS-Chem 12

Unresolved issues are listed on the following Github pages:


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