Java Models of Earth System Regulation

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The Earth.


The JModel suite consists of a number of models of aspects of the Earth System. They are written in the Java language for maximum portability, and are capable of running on most computing platforms including Windows, MacOS and Unix/Linux. The models are controlled via graphical user interfaces (GUI), so no knowledge of computer programming is required to run and perform experiments with them.

The models currently available from the JModels website are:

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Ocean phosphorus cycle
Generic algae and the P cycle
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Ocean nitrogen and phosphorus cycles
Generic algae, N2-fixers and the P and N cycles
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Ocean silicon and phosphorus cycles
Generic algae, diatoms and the P and Si cycles
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Ocean and atmosphere carbon cycle
Generic algae and the P and C cycles
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Planetary radiation balance model
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To try the models out for yourself, click here to go to the JModels website.


The main purpose of the models is to investigate how material and energy cycles of the Earth system are regulated and controlled by different feedbacks. While the central focus is on these feedbacks and Earth System stabilisation, the models can also be used in other ways and for this reason they are several different pathways through this Wiki.

Depending on your area of interest you should select between the following paths: