MESSy – Modular Earth Submodel System

MESSy is …

a software framework that combines components, which are numerical representations of our Earth system. Examples of components are atmosphere, land and ocean models, and more.

The unique feature of MESSy is a modular structure that facilitates continuous development and flexible model configurations. The concept has been established by a consortium of institutions with leading expertise in Earth System Modelling and the framework is continually further developed.

MESSy is supported by the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ), Leibnitz Rechenzentrum (LRZ), the Max Planck Computing and Data Facility (MPCDF), the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), and the terrabyte cooperation between DLR and LRZ.

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  • Highligth paper in Geoscientific Model Development

    The publication “Emulating lateral gravity wave propagation in a global chemistry–climate model (EMAC v2.55.2) through horizontal flux redistribution” by Roland Eichinger et al. was selected as Higlight paper in the open access journal “Geoscientific Model Development”. The study presents a computationally efficient method to emulate the effects of lateral propagation of orographic gravity waves (GW)…

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  • Kick-off for project ADAPTEX

    Kick-off meeting of ADAPTEX took place end of March at DLR in Cologne. Six partners from academia and industry, including the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the Universities of Cologne and Aachen, Jülich Supercomputing Center and Hydrotec GmbH are collaborating on this project to improve the accuracy and performance of computational fluid dynamics simulations on supercomputers.…

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  • Introductory workshop at Charles University Prague

    To welcome and support Charles University Prague as one of the newest members of the MESSy consortium, a introductory workshop took place at 8-9 February 2023 at the Department of Atmospheric Physics, Charles University in Prague. The 15 participants from the Czech University consisted of a diverse mix of researchers, from Msc students via early…

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  • New publication in Nature Communications

    The publication “Variation of lightning-ignited wildfire patterns under climate change” by Francisco J. Pérez-Invernón et al. is now available as open access in Nature Communications. For this study, a recentlydeveloped Long-Continuing-Current (LCC) lightning parameterization has been included in the EMAC model to simulate the sensitivity of lightning and LCC lightning to global change. Globally, a…

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  • New publication on the simulation of isoprene and monoterpenes

    The publication “Isoprene and monoterpene simulations using the chemistry–climate model EMAC (v2.55) with interactive vegetation from LPJ-GUESS (v4.0)” of Vella et al. is now available in the EGU open access journal “Geoscientific Model Development”. Biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs) are released by vegetation and have a major impact on atmospheric chemistry and aerosol formation. Non-interacting…

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Developed by the consortium of


Deutsches-Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie

Forschungszentrum Jülich

Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie

The Cyprus Institut

Freie Universität Berlin

Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz

University of Connecticut

China Meteorological Administration

Universität Hamburg

Universität Bonn

Laboratory of Atmospheric Physics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

TU Delft

Aarhus University

Sun Yat-Sen University

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Uni Freiburg

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Netherlands Aerospace Centre

Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía

Goethe University Frankfurt

Department of Atmospheric Physics Charles University in Prague

Institute of Atmospheric Physics Czech Academy of Sciences

Leibniz Institute of Atmospheric Physics at the University of Rostock

Research Institute For Sustainability – Helmholtz Centre Potsdam (RIFS)

University of California, Irvine

Supported by

Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum
Max-Planck Computing and Data Facility
Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC)
terrabyte by DLR and LRZ