CESM Atmosphere Model Working Group

The Community Atmosphere Model (CAM) is the atmosphere model component of the CESM. Information about running CAM as the atmospheric component of the CESM is found in the CESM1.0 release. For information on CAM microphysics, visit the CAM Microphysics Development Group.

Development Documents

Development Documents

Following the current CMIP6 timelines the AMWG is currently developing version 6 of the Community Atmosphere Model. We are following the CAM development timelines in order to deliver model versions for CMIP6. A web page the summarizing the current model development activities and supporting simulation diagnostics can be found here<\a>.

Upcoming Meetings

Atmosphere Model Working Group Meeting
WAWG, AMWG, PCWG, Chemistry Climate WG
11 - 13 February 2013, NCAR, Boulder, CO [
agenda] [participants]

19th Annual CESM Workshop

The 19th Annual CESM Workshop at The Village at Breckenridge, Breckenridge, CO, 16 - 19 June 2014.

Review archives of past meeting agendas, reports, and presentations.

AMWG Projects

  • Linking Glimmer Ice Sheet Model to CCSM
  • Additional information on these projects can be viewed by visiting the CCSM AMWG wiki.

AMWG Community Liaison:

Cecile Hannay is the AMWG Liaison. [email]

Co-Chair Contact Information:

Dr. Rich Neale
NCAR-CGD, P.O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000
Tel: 303-497-1380, e-mail: rneale@ucar.edu

Dr. Mark Taylor
Sandia National Lab, P.O. Box 5800, Albuquerque, NM 87185
Tel: 502-284-1874, Fax: 502-284-0154, e-mail: mataylo@sandia.gov

Dr. Minghua Zhang
Institute for Terrestrial and Planetary Atmospheres, Marine Sciences Research Center, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11974-5000
Tel: 631-632-8318, Fax: 631-632-8820, e-mail: mzhang@notes.cc.sunysb.edu

Archived Topics

CESM Project

The Community Earth System Model (CESM) is a fully-coupled, global climate model that provides state-of-the-art computer simulations of the Earth's past, present, and future climate states.

CESM is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Administration of the CESM is maintained by the Climate and Global Dynamics Division (CGD) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).


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