CESM Ocean Model Working Group

Support of specific science objectives of the CESM and maintaining a state-of-the-art ocean component for the CESM as well as conducting related, but curiosity-driven, research leading to new contributions to the CESM community are the primary goals of the OMWG. The former goals ensure that our working group, through CESM, fully contributes to science. The latter is absolutely necessary to keep the CESM at the leading edge of ocean climate models. This, of course, requires a continuous high level of effort and support. Information on the new ocean model component of the CESM can be found at http://www.cesm.ucar.edu/models/cesm1.0/pop2/.


New Ocean Diagnostics Package Released
The ocean diagnostics package includes two new features making them faster and easier to use. First, the plotting scripts are written completely in NCL . Second, the parallel scripting language, Swift, has been incorporated to speed up certain portions of the scripts. Obtain the diagnostics package from the NCAR's public SVN repository. A tutorial on how to use the Swift version is avaliable here.

Upcoming Meetings

Ocean Model Working Group Meeting
22 - 23 January, 2013, NCAR, Boulder, CO [agenda] [particpants] [summary]

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.

OMWG Projects

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

Co-Chair Contact Information:

Dr. Gokhan Danabasoglu
NCAR-CGD, P.O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000
Tel: 303-497-1604, Fax: 303-497-1700, e-mail: gokhan@ucar.edu

Dr. Matthew Hecht
Los Alamos National Laboratory, MS B296, Los Alamos, NM 87545
Tel: 505-667-5798, e-mail: mhecht@lanl.gov

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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