CESM Societal Dimensions Working Group

Our Mission

The overall goal of the Societal Dimensions Working Group is to enhance CESM and its application in order to improve understanding of the interactions between human and earth systems. The group was started in 2011 with a focus on interactions between CESM and two research and user communities: integrated assessment modeling and water management. More broadly, the group's mission is to foster and sustain dialogue between the CESM community and other communities of researchers and practitioners studying interaction of society and climate change and variability and implementing measures to adapt to or mitigate climate climate.

White Paper on Societal Dimensions of Earth System Modeling

July 5, 2011 [white paper]
November 9, 2011 [presentation]

Upcoming Meetings

Societal Dimensions Working Group Meeting
SDWG, LMWG, BGCWG
19 - 22 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.

Co-Chair Contact Information:

Dr. Brian O'Neill
NCAR-CGD, P.O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000
Tel: 303-497-8118, Fax: 303-497-, e-mail: boneill@ucar.edu

Dr. Lawrence Buja
NCAR-RAL, P.O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000
Tel: 303-497-1330, e-mail: southern@ucar.edu

Dr. William D. Collins
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Earth Sciences Division, 1 Cyclotron Road Mail Stop 90R1116, Berkeley, CA 94720-8126
Tel: 510-495-2407, Fax: 510-486-5686, e-mail: WDCollins@lbl.gov

Dr. Bill Gutowski
Iowa State University, 3021 Agronomy, Dept. of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences, Ames, IA 50011
Tel: 515-294-5632, e-mail: gutowski@iastate.edu

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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