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Whole-Atmosphere Community Climate Model (WACCM)
Entry ID: UCAR_WACCM


Summary
Abstract: The Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model (WACCM) is a comprehensive numerical model, spanning the range of altitude from the Earth's surface to the thermosphere. The development of WACCM is an inter-divisional collaboration that unifies certain aspects of the upper atmospheric modeling of HAO, the middle atmosphere modeling of ACOM, and the tropospheric modeling of CGD, using the NCAR Community Earth System Model (CESM) as a common numerical framework. The latest version of WACCM is described in Marsh et al. (2013). WACCM-X extends WACCM to the upper thermosphere, and includes processes important to the ionosphere.

Related URL
Link: DOWNLOAD SOFTWARE
Description: Download the Whole-Atmosphere Community Climate Model (WACCM). Registration is required to download.


Link: PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: Whole-Atmosphere Community Climate Model (WACCM) project home page.

ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ENVIRONMENT


Access Constraints
Registration is required in order to download the model.


Keywords
Model
Global Heating
Global Cooling
Thermosphere
Atmospheric Chemicals
Atmospheric Chemistry


Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-851-8113
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
5700 Rivertech Court
City: Riverdale
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20737
Country: USA


NCAR - CLIMATE MODEL SECTION
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (303) 497-1328
Fax: (303) 497-1324
Email: paulad at ucar.edu
Contact Address:
Climate Modeling Section
National Center for Atmospheric Research
P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: Colorado
Postal Code: 80307-3000
Country: USA


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Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2006-11-09
SERF Last Revision Date: 2018-08-20



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