The History of MESSy

01.12.2006 release of MESSy 1.3
07.11.2006 1st ECHAM5/MESSy1 evaluation published in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics:
P. Jöckel, H. Tost, A. Pozzer, C. Brühl, J. Buchholz, L. Ganzeveld, P. Hoor, A. Kerkweg, M. G. Lawrence, R. Sander, B. Steil, G. Stiller, M. Tanarhte, D. Taraborrelli, J. van Aardenne, J. Lelieveld, The atmospheric chemistry general circulation model ECHAM5/MESSy1: consistent simulation of ozone from the surface to the mesosphere, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 6, 5067-5104, SRef-ID: 1680-7324/acp/2006-6-5067, 2006.
(-abstract-) (-full text online (pdf)-) (-supplement-)
12.06.2006 release of MESSy 1.2
18.01.2006 release of MESSy 1.1
17.11.2005 Patrick Jöckel & Rolf Sander receive the Heinz Billing Award for the Advancement of Scientific Computation for the invention and design of MESSy
03/2005 - 12/2005 intensive debugging and evaluation simulations
11.03.2005 feature freeze and internal version MESSy 1.0
10.02.2005 MESSy Technical Note published in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics:
Patrick Jöckel, Rolf Sander, Astrid Kerkweg, Holger Tost, and Jos Lelieveld, Technical Note: The Modular Earth Submodel System (MESSy) - a new approach towards Earth System Modeling, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 5, 433-444, SRef-ID: 1680-7324/acp/2005-5-433, 2005. (-abstract-) (-full text online (pdf)-) (-supplement-)
06-08.10.2004,
12-14.10.2004
1stMESSy Workshop with 26 participants from 11 institutions; release of the preliminary test version MESSy 0.9
04-09.09.2004 presentation of MESSy on the 8th International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) Conference in Christchurch, New Zealand (1 oral presentation and 11 posters)
06/2004 interface design definition finished
2001-2004 main development phase; design of basic interface structure with several revisions; programming of several MESSy submodels
06/2001 start of the project; formulation of the overall aims:
  • one model code for all projects covering all contributions
  • easily expandable and portable model code
  • code development independent of base model
  • efficient development of several contributions in parallel
  • comprehensive model easily applicable and expandable for beginners (user friendly)

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