General Ocean Turbulence Model (GOTM) is an ambitious name for a one-dimensional water column model for marine and limnological applications. It is coupled to a choice of traditional as well as state-of-the-art parameterisations for vertical turbulent mixing. The package consists of the FORTRAN90 software, a number of idealised and realistic test cases, and a scientific documentation, all published under the GNU public license. GOTM is, of course, not complete (and will never be). Whoever is missing any feature in GOTM, is warmly invited to contribute to GOTM and add her or his personal preferences or needs.
The idea behind GOTM is to provide a simple and well-documented tool that can be used to
If you plan an extension to GOTM for your own research project, please contact us before you start. It occured a number of times in the past that different groups started working on very similar projects without knowing from each other - which is exactly against the spirit of the GOTM project.