Sixth Annual CCSM Workshop Announcement

Breckenridge, Colorado, 26 to 28 June 2001

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 CCSM Scientific Steering Committee consisting of both NCAR and non-NCAR scientists.

Over the past two years, development of new atmosphere, ocean, land, and sea ice components has been undertaken. It is expected that an interim version of CCSM-2 will be completed by the workshop. Development has also been completed on the mass and energy conserving coupler that allows flexibility in the spatial resolutions of the component models and straightforward implementation of alternate components.

The 2001 CCSM Workshop is scheduled at the same conference center as last year, The Village at Breckenridge, from Tuesday, 26 June 2001, to Thursday, 28 June 2001, in Breckenridge, Colorado (please see logistical information). A draft agenda is in progress. The workshop is open, but anyone interested in attending the workshop must complete the online registration form before Friday, 18 May 2001. Limited travel funds may be available, and the registration form should indicate details of any financial requirements needed (lodging, per diem, and ground transportation are most commonly funded) and also your previous participation or interest 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