GEOS-Chem versions

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Here we have posted links to a separate wiki page describing each GEOS-Chem model version.

GEOS-Chem development history

In the table below, we list information about current and past GEOS-Chem releases. For information about upcoming releases, please visit our GEOS-Chem model development priorities wiki page.

Version Date released Important features Documentation
12.1.0 26 Nov 2018
12.0.3 16 Oct 2018
12.0.2 10 Oct 2018
12.0.1 24 Aug 2018
aka v11-02-final

*Note the switch in version numbering system
10 Aug 2018
  • Bug fixes identified during the v11-02 release candidate period

v11-02-rc 22 Jun 2018
v11-01 20 Dec 2016 (provisional)
01 Feb 2017 (public)
v10-01 01 May 2015 (provisional)
17 Jun 2015 (public)

v9-02 17 Jan 2014 (provisional)
03 Mar 2014 (public)
v9-01-03 14 Sep 2012
v9-01-02 28 Nov 2011
v9-01-01 07 Jun 2011
v8-03-02 07 Sep 2010 Updated Hg and CO2 simulations
v8-03-01 04 May 2010
  • TOMAS microphysics option
  • Updates to SOA and photolysis
v8-02-04 24 Feb 2010
  • LINOZ strat chemistry
  • NEI2005 anthro emissions
  • MEGAN v2.1 biogenic emissions
v8-02-03 Oct 2009
  • KPP solver
  • ICOADS emissions
  • Updated makefile structure
v8-02-02 08 Jun 2009
  • Non-local PBL mixing scheme
  • Updated Bond BC & OC emissions
v8-02-01 26 May 2009
  • Updated chemistry & photolysis reactions
  • Glyoxal chemistry mechanism
v8-01-04 10 Mar 2009
  • Various emissions updates (regional & global inventories)
  • GFED2 biomass emissions updates
v8-01-03 Dec 2008
  • Installation of GMI TPCORE routine
v8-01-02 Nov 2008
  • Nested grid simulations for 0.5° x 0.666°
v8-01-01 May 2008
  • Capability to run with GEOS-5 met fields
v7-04-13 Nov 2007
  • H2/HD simulation
  • Bug fixes in SMVGEAR, lightning, and dynamic tropopause
v7-04-12 Oct 2007
  • Introduction of dynamic tropopause


  1. Information about 1-year benchmark simulations can be found on the individual wiki pages for each GEOS-Chem version listed below.
  2. For versions prior to v7-04-12, please see the GEOS-Chem version history web page.
  3. For information about 1-year benchmark simulations for GEOS-Chem v8-02-04 and earlier, see this website.

--Melissa Sulprizio (talk) 16:02, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

Mean OH from GEOS-Chem 1-year benchmark simulations

Here is a plot of the mean OH concentration from several recent GEOS–Chem 1-year benchmark simulations. The mean OH is an indicator how the chemistry mechanism is performing. Typical values are 10–12 x 105 molecules cm-1.

GC Mean OH 12.0.0.png

--Bob Yantosca (talk) 18:16, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

Global burden history

Please see our Global burden history wiki page to view the global burdens for several species from several recent GEOS-Chem 1-year benchmark simulations.

--Bob Y. (talk) 19:32, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

GEOS–Chem Benchmarking Procedure

For a complete description about the the standard 1-month and 1-year benchmark simulations, please see our GEOS-Chem Benchmarking wiki page.

--Bob Y. 15:47, 30 April 2015 (EDT)

GEOS-Chem Benchmark Performance

For an overview of GEOS-Chem 1-month benchmark timing results, please see this wiki page.

--Melissa Sulprizio (talk) 13:59, 20 September 2018 (UTC)