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Fifth Annual CCSM Workshop Announcement

Breckenridge, Colorado, 27 to 29 June 2000

The Community Climate System Model (CCSM) project has been developed under the National Science Foundation's (NSF) sponsorship at NCAR, with support provided also by the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as part of the U.S. Global Change Research Program. The project is coordinated by a Scientific Steering Committee consisting of both NCAR and non-NCAR scientists.

Over the past year, the CCSM Plan (2000-2005) has been written and will be available at the workshop. Development of CCSM-2 has progressed and 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 coupler that also allows flexibility in the spatial resolutions of the component models and straightforward implementation of alternate components. Also, an ensemble of the Climate of the 20th Century runs and additional IPCC scenarios of the 21st Century runs have been completed.

The 2000 CCSM Workshop is scheduled at the same conference center as last year, The Village at Breckenridge, from Tuesday, 27 June 2000, to Thursday, 29 June 2000, in Breckenridge, Colorado (please see logistical information). 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, 5 May 2000. 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 CCSM project.


Inquiries regarding the workshop should be directed to:

Lydia Harper
Community Climate System Model Program Office
P.O. Box 3000
Boulder, CO 80307-3000
E-mail:; Phone: 303-497-1320; Fax: 303-497-1314