Fourth Annual CSM Workshop Announcement
Breckenridge, Colorado - June 22-24, 1999
The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is continuing
to develop the state-of-the-art Climate System Model (CSM) for
community applications. The project is coordinated by a Scientific
Steering Committee consisting of both NCAR and non-NCAR scientists.
The present CSM consists of atmospheric and oceanic general
circulation models, a land surface biophysics model, and a sea-ice
model. The model components are connected by a mass and energy
conserving "flux coupler" that also allows flexibility in the spatial
resolutions of the component models and straightforward implementation
of alternate components. A Climate of the 20th and 21st Century simulation, a
multi-hundred year paleoclimate simulation, and a 300-year run with an
accurate simulation of the present climate with very little drift in
surface temperature fields have been completed.
The 1999 CSM workshop is scheduled at the same conference center as
last year, The
Village at Breckenridge, from Tuesday, 22 June 1999, to
Thursday, 24 June 1999, in Breckenridge, Colorado. A draft
agenda is in progress. The workshop is
open, but space is
limited. Therefore, anyone interested in attending the workshop
must send in a registration form before
Friday, 30 April 1999.
Registration forms can also be mailed or faxed if necessary. All
participants MUST register, although registration may not guarantee
attendance depending on availability of space. Limited travel funds
may be available, and the registration form should indicate
details of any financial requirements needed and also your
previous participation in the CSM project.
The CSM project has been developed under
National Science Foundation (NSF) and inter-agency sponsorship as part
of the U.S. Global Change Research Program.
Contact Inquiries regarding the workshop should be directed
NCAR/Climate System Model Program
P.O. Box 3000
Boulder, CO 80307-3000
Phone: 303-497-1320; Fax: 303-497-1314