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NCAR Community Climate System Model 4.0 (CCSM4.0)
Entry ID: NCAR_MODEL_CCSM3
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Summary
Abstract: The Community Climate System Model (CCSM) is a coupled climate model for simulating the earth's climate system. Composed of four separate models simultaneously simulating the earth's atmosphere, ocean, land surface and sea-ice, and one central coupler component, the CCSM allows researchers to conduct fundamental research into the earth's past, present and future climate states.

CCSM4 contains totally new infrastructure capabilities that permit new flexibility and extensibility to address the challenges involved in earth system modeling. An integral part of CCSM4 is the implementation of a coupling architecture that takes a completely new approach with respect to the high-level design of the system. The CCSM4 coupling infrastructure now provides the ability to use a single code base in a start-to-end development cycle; from model parameterization development that might only require a single processor, to performing ultra high resolution simulations on HPC platforms using tens-of-thousands of cores. The CCSM4 coupling architecture also provides "plug and play" capability of data and active components and includes a user-friendly scripting system and informative timing utilities. Together, these tools enable a user to create a wide variety of "out-of-the-box" experiments for different model configurations and resolutions and also to determine the optimal load balance for those experiments to ensure maximal throughput and efficiency. CCSM4 is also targeting much higher resolutions than any previous CCSM coupled model and efforts have been made to reduce the memory footprint and to improve scaling in all components.

[Summary Extracted from the NCAR CCSM3.0 Home Page]

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Link: GET SERVICE > GET SOFTWARE PACKAGE
Description: Obtain the CCSM4.0 model Documentation, Source Code, and Input Data (password required).

Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: NCAR Community Climate System Model 4.0 user guide.
Service Citation
Originators: NCAR Climate System Model
Title: NCAR Community Climate System Model 4.0 (CCSM4.0)
Release_Date: 2010-04-01
Provider: NCAR/CGD
Edition: 4.0
URL: http://www.cesm.ucar.edu/models/ccsm4.0/
Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >SEA LEVEL PRESSURE   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >SURFACE PRESSURE   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >DEW POINT TEMPERATURE   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >CONVERGENCE/DIVERGENCE   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >UPPER LEVEL WINDS   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >VERTICAL WIND MOTION   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >VORTICITY   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION ANOMALIES   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE EXTENT   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE GROWTH/MELT   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SEA ICE MOTION   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIERS   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE EXTENT   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE GROWTH/MELT   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE MOTION   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >ICE SHEETS   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT >LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIERS   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE EXTENT   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE GROWTH/MELT   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE MOTION   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >ICE SHEETS   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND COVER   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >OCEAN CURRENTS   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN PRESSURE >SEA LEVEL PRESSURE   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >WATER TEMPERATURE   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >WIND WAVES   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WINDS >CONVERGENCE/DIVERGENCE   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WINDS >SURFACE WINDS   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WINDS >VERTICAL WIND MOTION   [Definition]
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY >SALINITY   [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS   [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE EXTENT   [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE GROWTH/MELT   [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >SEA ICE MOTION   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SEA ICE ELEVATION   [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >SEA ICE ELEVATION   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >BOUNDARY LAYER WINDS   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER THICKNESS/ICE SHEET THICKNESS   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER TOPOGRAPHY/ICE SHEET TOPOGRAPHY   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER ELEVATION/ICE SHEET ELEVATION   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER MOTION/ICE SHEET MOTION   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER THICKNESS/ICE SHEET THICKNESS   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER TOPOGRAPHY/ICE SHEET TOPOGRAPHY   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER ELEVATION/ICE SHEET ELEVATION   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER MOTION/ICE SHEET MOTION   [Definition]
ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
INLAND WATERS
OCEANS
PLANNING CADASTRE
Access Constraints
CCSM source code is distributed through a public Subversion code repository. This code can be checked out using Subversion client software, such as the command tool svn, or simply viewed with a web browser. Authorization is required to access the code repository. Please contact the NCAR Community Climate System Model group for more information (ccsm@ucar.edu).
Use Constraints
Please cite the service originator if you use this model.
Service Provider
Community Climate System Model, Climate and Global Dynamics Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Service Provider Personnel
Name: NCAR COMMUNITY CLIMATE SYSTEM MODEL
Email: ccsm at ucar.edu
Contact Address:
Climate and Global Dynamics Division
National Center for Atmospheric Research
P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307-3000
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online (HTTP)
Fees: No Fee
Personnel
NCAR COMMUNITY CLIMATE SYSTEM MODEL
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: ccsm at ucar.edu
Contact Address:
Climate and Global Dynamics Division
National Center for Atmospheric Research
P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307-3000
Country: USA

SCOTT A. RITZ
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-614-5126
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Scott.A.Ritz at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Publications/References
For a complete list of publications, see:
http://www.ccsm.ucar.edu/publications/
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2004-06-29
SERF Last Revision Date: 2012-02-15
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