CCSM1.4 Climatological Data Atmosphere Model
This atmosphere model component interacts with the CSM Flux Coupler just like any atmosphere model would, but it is not an active model, rather, it takes atmosphere data from an input data file and sends it to the Coupler, ignoring any forcing data received from the Coupler. Typically the input data file contains mean monthly data generated by an active CSM atmosphere model. Such a "dummy" atmosphere model is useful when doing ocean + ice spinup runs.
Publicly Released Versions
Currently only one version is available publicly. The Flux Coupler and other component models (land, sea-ice, & ocean) must be supplied separately.
This version is functionally equivalent to any previous version used at NCAR. (released July 1998)
Copyright Notice: the NCAR Climatological Data Atmosphere Model is subject to Copyright (C) 1998, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, All Rights Reserved.
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).