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Description of the NCAR Community Atmosphere Model (CAM 3.0)

June 2004

William D. Collins
Philip J. Rasch
Byron A. Boville
James J. Hack
James R. McCaa
David L. Williamson
Jeffrey T. Kiehl
Bruce Briegleb
Climate And Global Dynamics Division
National Center For Atmospheric Research
Boulder, Colorado, USA

Cecilia Bitz
Polar Science Center
Applied Physics Laboratory
University Of Washington
Seattle, Washington

Shian-Jiann Lin
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
Princeton, New Jersey

Minghua Zhang
Institute For Terrestrial And Planetary Atmospheres
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, New York

Yongjiu Dai
International Research Institute For Climate Prediction
Columbia University
Palisades, New York


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Jim McCaa 2004-06-22