GEOS-Chem configuration files
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List of GEOS-Chem configuration files
This page describes the configuration files that are read by GEOS-Chem. Several configuration files are automaticaly added to a GEOS-Chem run directory when it is created. Other configuration files are located in the source code or in the GEOS-Chem data directories. The configuration files contain "out-of-the-box" default settings for each type of GEOS-Chem simulation. But you can edit these files to customize your GEOS-Chem simulation with different options.
User-editable configuration files
These configuration files that specify user inputs are located in each GEOS-Chem run directory.
You can edit any of the default settings in these files to change the options that will be used in your GEOS-Chem simulation.
|input.geos||File containing all GEOS-Chem user options, such as:
||NOTE: input.geos has been migrated to a YAML format configuration file named geoschem_config.yml in GEOS-Chem 14.0.0 and later versions.|
|geoschem_config.yml||Main GEOS-Chem configuration file (replacing input.geos) in GEOS-Chem 14.0.0 and later versions||geos-chem.readthedocs.io|
|HEMCO_Config.rc||Specifies emission inventories (as well as other data sources) that you want to read into in GEOS-Chem via the Harmonized Emisions Component (HEMCO).||hemco.readthedocs.io|
|HEMCO_Diagn.rc||Specifies diagnostic archival options for emissions and related quantities computed by the Harmonized Emisions Component (HEMCO).||hemco.readthedocs.io|
|HISTORY.rc||Specifies which GEOS-Chem diagnostics will be archived to netCDF output (for both GEOS-Chem "Classic" and GCHP modes)||Guide to GEOS-Chem History diagnostics|
Photolysis and chemistry mechanism configuration files
This content has been migrated to the Photolysis and chemistry configuration files chapter of geos-chem.readthedocs.io.
GEOS-Chem species database
This content has been moved to the species_database.yml chapter of geos-chem.readthedocs.io