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Climate System Model Visualizations
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Abstract: Surface temperature and its predicted change due to increased levels of
greenhouse gases are simulated over a period of several decades using the NCAR
Climate System Model. The Climate System Model (CSM) project formally began in
January 1994 with the long-term goal of building, maintaining, and continually
improving a comprehensive model of the climate system. The CSM is composed of 4
independent models (ocean, atmosphere, sea ice, and land surface) that
communicate using the "Flux Coupler". The following images and animations are
visualizations from the CSM project and represent data from the different model
components as noted. Red depicts warming, blue depicts cooling.
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Climate System Model Visualizations
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Use Constraints Copyright 2002, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
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Originating Center
Data Center
Community Data Portal, Visualization and Enabling Technologies Section, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Email: cdp at
Contact Address:
National Center for Atmospheric Research
P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307-3000
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23