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Community Atmosphere Model (CAM)
Entry ID: NCAR_CAM

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Summary
Abstract: The CAM 3.0 is the fifth generation of the NCAR atmospheric GCM. The name of
the model series has been changed from Community Climate Model (CCM) to
Community Atmosphere Model (CAM) to reflect the role of CAM 3.0 in the fully
coupled climate system. In contrast to previous generations of the atmospheric
model, CAM 3.0 has been designed through a collaborative process with users and
developers in ... View entire text
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Description: The Community Atmosphere Model (CAM) is the atmosphere component of CCSM that
will run uncoupled from the other CCSM components. This release includes the
CAM source code, documentation, input and forcing data.
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Service Citation
Originators: NCAR community
Title: Community Atmosphere Model (CAM)
Release_Date: June 2004
Provider: NCAR/UCAR
Edition: 3.0
URL: http://www.ccsm.ucar.edu/models/atm-cam/index.html
Service Keywords
MODELS >ATMOSPHERIC GENERAL CIRCULATION MODELS Parameter Definition
MODELS >COMPONENT PROCESS MODELS Parameter Definition

Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS >AEROSOL RADIANCE Parameter Definition
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS >SULFATE PARTICLES Parameter Definition
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Use Constraints Users must agree to the CAM licensing before downloading source code.
http://www.ccsm.ucar.edu/models/ccsm3.0/copyright.html
Ancillary Keywords
climate model
atmosphere model
CCSM3
CAM3.0

Service Provider
UCAR/NCAR/CGD/CCSM > Community Climate System Model, Climate and Global Dynamics Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Supplemental Info
Service Organization URL: http://www.ccsm.ucar.edu/

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
Fees: none
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
Publications/References
For a list of CCSM publications, see:
http://www.ccsm.ucar.edu/publications/
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2005-09-12
SERF Last Revision Date: 2012-02-15
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