CESM Models

CAM 3.0 Simulations

 

Control simulations have been conducted using climatological SSTs and monthly observed SSTs for the Eulerian dynmaical core at T31, T42, and T85 resolutions, and for the Finite Volume dynamical core at a resolution of 2x2.5. Click on the links below 'Model Forcing' to see the build scripts that contain the configure and build-namelist commands used to set up the simulations.

Many of the simulations below have names indicating that they were perfomed using development versions of the model. All of the configurations used produce the same climate as the released model.

Model Forcing Comparison Plots Output Datasets
Climatological SSTs vs. Obs/Reanalysis Monthly climatology files
Raw monthly history files are available only on the NCAR MSS at /JMCCAA/csm/eul48x96_ialb
vs. T42 CAM 2.0

 

Eulerian T42 Simulations

Model Forcing Comparison Plots Output Datasets
Monthly observed SSTs vs. Obs/Reanalysis Monthly climatology files
Raw monthly history files are available only on the NCAR MSS at /JMCCAA/csm/eul64x128_d50amip
vs. T42 CAM 2.0
Climatological SSTs vs. Obs/Reanalysis Monthly climatology files
Raw monthly history files are available only on the NCAR MSS at /JMCCAA/csm/cam2_0_2_dev59
vs. T42 CAM 2.0

 

Eulerian T85 Simulations

Model Forcing Comparison Plots Output Datasets
Monthly observed SSTs vs. Obs/Reanalaysis Monthly climatology files
Raw monthly history files are available only on the NCAR MSS at /JMCCAA/csm/eul128x256_d48ttne2amip
vs. T42 CAM 2.0
Climatological SSTs vs. Obs/Reanalaysis Monthly climatology files
Raw monthly history files are available only on the NCAR MSS at /JMCCAA/csm/eul128x256_d50
vs. T42 CAM 2.0

 

Finite Volume 2x2.5 Simulations

Model Forcing Comparison Plots Output Datasets
Monthly observed SSTs vs. Obs/Reanalaysis Monthly climatology files
Raw monthly history files are available only on the NCAR MSS at /JMCCAA/csm/fv2x2.5_d86amip
vs. T42 CAM 2.0
Climatological SSTs vs. Obs/Reanalaysis Monthly climatology files
Raw monthly history files are available only on the NCAR MSS at /JMCCAA/csm/cam2_0_2_dev73_brnchT_fvtp-fv
vs. T42 CAM 2.0

 

Earth Simulator CCSM and CAM-AMIP Ensemble Simulations

Earth Simulator Center - Data on NCAR Mass Storage System

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 Division (CGD) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).

Documentation

Detailed Design

  • Time Manager Module: Requirements and Interface Design [html] [pdf] [ps]
  • DRAFT Interface to Column Physics and Chemistry Packages [html] [pdf] [ps]
 

Control Simulations