GOLD is an isopycnal ocean model developed at GFDL. While no longer supported, it is used by several academics in the Climate CoE, and CMS can provide basic support for configuring and running experiments.


Download the source code from the CMS github repository, preferably to /short:
mkdir -p /short/${PROJECT}/${USER}/projects
cd /short/${PROJECT}/${USER}/projects
git clone git://
Inside the repository, run the script:
cd gold
The executable is located in exec_x86_64/solo/GOLD. If you are using payu, then it is recommended that you copy this executable into your experiment's bin subdirectory.

User-defined code

Users can override various subroutines in GOLD for various research experiments. Sample code is located in the src/user subdirectory.