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NGEE-T fates repository

This is the developer repository of the Next Generation Ecosystem Experiment Tropics’ (NGEE-T) model: the Functionally Assembled Terrestrial Ecosystem Simulator (FATES). (

For more information on the FATES model, see our wiki:


Most users should not need to directly clone this repository. FATES needs to be run through a host model, and all supported host-models are in charge of cloning and loading the fates software.

FATES has support to be run via the Accelerated Climate Model for Energy (ACME) and the Community Earth System Model (CESM).

The NGEE-T project maintains a mirror of CLM. That software system will automatically pull in the FATES software, and is where most users should go to clone the code: