The Community Climate System Model (CCSM) project has been developed under the National Science Foundation's (NSF) and the Department of Energy's (DOE) sponsorship at NCAR, with 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 and U.S. Climate Change Science Program. The project is coordinated by the CCSM Scientific Steering Committee consisting of both NCAR and non-NCAR scientists.
Over the last year, further development and improvements have been made in all CCSM components (atmosphere, ocean, land, sea ice, and coupler). CCSM3.0 will be released on 23 June 2004, and control integrations for present-day and pre-industrial conditions are under way.
This year's workshop theme is Biogeochemistry. Inez Fung, University of California, Berkeley; David Archer, University of Chicago; and Scott Denning, Colorado State University, are this year's plenary speakers. Professor Fung will give a presentation on coupled carbon/climate simulations, Professor Archer will give a plenary presentation on the interaction of carbon dioxide with ocean circulation and biology, and Professor Denning will give a plenary presentation on how future changes in carbon and nitrogen cycles are among the leading sources of uncertainty in modeling future climate.
A CCSM Scripts Tutorial is scheduled on Thursday and Friday mornings, 8 and 9 July 2004. Each session can accommodate 60 attendees. To attend one of these tutorials, please register when you fill out the CCSM Registration Form. You will not need a laptop or wireless connection capabilities. This tutorial will be presentation style, with questions and hands on help after the two-hour session.
The 2004 CCSM Workshop is scheduled at a new location, the Eldorado Hotel, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Eldorado Hotel has proven to be a very good venue for other CCSM topical meetings. We have also shifted the dates of the workshop this year to allow participants to attend the 1st International CLIVAR Science Conference scheduled in our regular time slot in late June.
The workshop is open to anyone, but those interested in attending must complete the online registration form (see below). If travel funds are needed, you must submit your registration form no later than Friday, 23 April 2004. If you are requesting travel support, please indicate very specific details of your current work with CCSM or future work plans on the registration form. These details will help the travel committee prioritize funding requests. Lodging, per diem, and ground transportation are most commonly funded.
Inquiries regarding the workshop should be directed to:
NCAR/Community Climate System Model Program Office
P.O. Box 3000
Boulder, CO 80307