CESM Working Group Co-Chairs Terms of Reference
Charge: Provide scientific leadership for the Community Earth System Model (CESM) component and/or application working group to:
- plan near- and long-term scientific and model experiments in collaboration with working group members;
- recommend to the CESM Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) new model definition and development;
- coordinate model development with internal and external engineering teams;
- manage model data sets generated by the working group in accordance with the CESM Data Policy;
- manage CSL computational resources for the working group;
- oversee working group's scientific liaison by internal co-chair or designated scientist;
- contribute to proposals for computer time to the Climate Simulation Laboratory and elsewhere, if appropriate;
- contribute to the annual CESM report;
- plan and lead working group meetings;
- write meeting reports;
- encourage working group member's participation and new membership; and
- decide if applicants should be given access to the CESM development code.
Collaborative efforts across working groups are encouraged.
Membership: In general, each working group will have two co-chairs, with the best possible mix being one co-chair from outside NCAR and one co-chair from inside NCAR. Additional co-chairs will be appointed if deemed necessary by the Chair of the SSC. The term of each co-chair is two years, with the possibility of reappointment. Rotation is expected.
Appointment of Members: The Chair of the SSC will appoint working group co-chairs.
Meeting Frequency: The CESM Working Groups will meet at least once per year and can meet as often as necessary.
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).