CESM Experiments

CMIP5 - Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5

About CMIP5

The CMIP5 output from CCSM4 provided through the Earth System Grid represents the time-varying projections of the various simulations defined by the CMIP5 protocol. The output includes averages over a range of time scales, hours to a full year, of important physical, chemical, and biological values from the atmosphere, ocean, land, and sea-ice components of CCSM4.




CESM Project

The Community Earth System Model (CESM) is a fully-coupled, global climate model that provides state-of-the-art computer simulations of the Earth's past, present, and future climate states.

CESM is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Administration of the CESM is maintained by the Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory (CGD) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).

Accessing CCSM Development Code Base

Access to developmental versions of CCSM and its component models can be requested by filling out an online form. (Access is restricted to only CCSM developers and close collaborators.)

CESM Data Management & Distribution Plan

The Community Earth System Model (CESM) Data Management and Data Distribution Plan documents the procedures for the storage and distribution of data associated with the CESM project.