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NCAR Community Land Model
Entry ID: NCAR_CLM
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Summary
Abstract: The Community Land Model is the land model for the Community Climate System
Model (CCSM) and the Community Atmosphere Model (CAM). It is a collaborative
project between scientists in the Terrestrial Sciences Section of the Climate
and Global Dynamics Division (CGD) at the National Center for Atmospheric
Research (NCAR) and the CCSM Land Model Working Group. Other principal working
groups that also contribute to the CLM are Biogeochemistry, Paleoclimate, and
Climate Change and Assessment.

The model formalizes and quantifies concepts of ecological climatology.
Ecological climatology is an interdisciplinary framework to understand how
natural and human changes in vegetation affect climate. It examines the
physical, chemical, and biological processes by which terrestrial ecosystems
affect and are affected by climate across a variety of spatial and temporal
scales. The central theme is that terrestrial ecosystems, through their cycling
of energy, water, chemical elements, and trace gases, are important
determinants of climate.

The model has several components:
- Biogeophysics
- Hydrologic cycle
- Biogeochemistry
- Dynamic vegetation

http://www.cgd.ucar.edu/tss/clm/

Related URL
Link: GET RELATED SERVICE METADATA (SERF)
Description: The CCSM3.0 coupled model provides the community with a coupled model framework for carrying out climate simulations.

Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Additional information and documentation on the Community Land Model.

Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Documentation, Source Code, and Input Data on CLM 3.0.
Service Citation
Originators: NCAR
Title: NCAR Community Land Model
Provider: NCAR/UCAR
Edition: CCSM3.0
URL: http://www.cgd.ucar.edu/tss/clm/
Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL CHEMISTRY   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL CLASSIFICATION   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION RATE   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >RAIN   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >SNOW   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >CANOPY CHARACTERISTICS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >PLANT CHARACTERISTICS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION COVER   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION INDEX   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >LAKES   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >RIVERS/STREAMS   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >RUNOFF   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >WATERSHED CHARACTERISTICS   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >WETLANDS   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION >EROSION   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND COVER   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND USE CLASSES   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL CHEMISTRY   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL CLASSIFICATION   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL STRUCTURE   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >SURFACE ROUGHNESS   [Definition]
ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ELEVATION
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
INLAND WATERS
PLANNING CADASTRE
Access Constraints
Registration is required to download the source code and model output. All
CCSM3 source code is subject to the following Copyright Notice and Disclaimer.
http://www.cesm.ucar.edu/models/ccsm3.0/copyright.html.
Service Provider
Terrestrial Sciences Section, Climate and Global Dynamics Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Service Provider Personnel
Name: ERICAK MARCUM
Phone: 303.497.1616
Fax: 303.497.1695
Email: emarcum at ucar.edu
Contact Address:
NCAR/Terrestrial Science Section
P.O. Box 3000; 1850 Table Mesa Drive
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: online
Fees: none
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA

ROBERT E. DICKINSON
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (404) 385-1509
Fax: (404) 385-1510
Email: robted at eas.gatech.edu
Contact Address:
School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Georgia Institute of Technology
311 Ferst Drive
City: Atlanta
Province or State: GA
Postal Code: 30332-0340
Country: USA
Publications/References
For a complete list of references, see:
http://www.ccsm.ucar.edu/publications/
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2005-04-18
SERF Last Revision Date: 2012-02-15
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