CESM2 Copyright and Terms of Use


Copyright (c) 2018, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) All rights reserved.

The Community Earth System Model (CESM) was developed primarily in cooperation with the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research National Center for Atmospheric Research.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY UCAR AND ANY CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL UCAR OR ANY CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

Except for the segregable components listed in the table below, CESM is public domain software. The following components are copyrighted and may only be used, modified, or redistributed under the terms indicated below.

AER RRTMG
Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2010, Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc.
AER RRTMG Copyright

Earth System Model Computational Infrastructure / Common Infrastructure for Modeling the Earth (CIME)
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) and DOE BER ACME project team members, including those at SNL and ANL
Copyright and License

Earth System Modeling Framework (ESMF)
University of Illinois/NCSA
Copyright 2002-2009, University of Illinois/NCSA Open Source License
University of Illinois/NCSA Open Source License

Functionally Assembled Terrestrial Ecosystem Simulator (FATES)
UCAR/NCAR, UC Berkeley and DOE
Copyright 2017 University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the University of California
Copyright and License

CISM Community Ice Sheet Model
NCAR/ LANL/ ORNL/ SNL/ LBNL/ NYU/U. Bristol/U. Edinburgh/U. Montana/U. Swansea
Copyright 2004-2018, GNU Lesser General Public License
GNU Lesser General Public License

Inf_NaN_Detection module
Lahey Computer Systems, Inc.
Copyright(c) 2003, Lahey Computer Systems, Inc.
Copies of this source code, or standalone compiled files derived from this source may not be sold without permission from Lahey Computers Systems. All or part of this module may be freely incorporated into executable programs which are offered for sale. Otherwise, distribution of all or part of this file is permitted, provided this copyright notice and header are included.

International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISSCP)
Copyright 2003, 2010, Steve Klein and Mark Webb
ISCCP Simulator Software

Model Coupling Toolkit (MCT)
Argonne National Laboratory
Copyright 2011, University of Chicago.
MCT Copyright

Parallel Ocean Program (POP2), Spherical Coordinate Remapping and Interpolation Package (SCRIP), and The Los Alamos Sea Ice Model (CICE)
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Copyright 2015 Los Alamos National Security, LLC
Los Alamos National Security, LLC

XML/Lite
Wadsack-Allen Digital Group
Copyright 2001,2010 Wadsack-Allen Digital Group
The documentation for the Perl XML-Lite module is no longer available on-line.

There may be other third party tools and libraries that are integrated into CESM, and they may have their own copyright notices and terms.

NCAR and collaborators have developed additional packages to support CESM input data pre-processing, output data post-processing, and diagnostic analysis packages that are also included under this copyright notice and disclaimer. Package developers should include the following license agreement at the root of their code distribution package:

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