SSC | Scientific Steering Committee

The Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) will provide scientific leadership for the CESM project, including oversight of activities of working groups, coordination of model experiments, decision making on model definition and development.

Members

CESM Project Lead and SSC Chair

Dr. Gokhan Danabasoglu, Chair (02/05/2018 - 02/04/2021)
NCAR-Climate & Global Dynamics Laboratory
P.O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000
Tel: 303-497-1604, Fax: 303-497-1700, Email: gokhan@ucar.edu

Admin Contact: Elizabeth Faircloth, Tel: 303-497-1253, Email: fair@cgd.ucar.edu

Members

Dr. Christiane Jablonowski (06/01/2019 - 06/30/2021)
University of Michigan, Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, 2455 Hayward Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Tel: 734-763-6238, Email: cjablono@umich.edu

Dr. Baylor Fox-Kemper (04/01/2015 - 03/31/2019)
Dept. of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, 324 Brook Street, Providence, RI 02912
Tel: 401-863-3979, Fax: 401-863-2058, Email: baylor@brown.edu

Dr. Paul Kushner (01/01/2010 - 03/31/2019)
Department of Physics, University of Toronto, 60 St. George Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 1A7
Tel: 416-946-3683, Email: paul.kushner@utoronto.ca

Dr. Jean-François Lamarque
Laboratory Director, NCAR-Climate & Global Dynamics Laboratory, P.O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000
Tel: 303-497-1495,Fax: 303-497-1700, Email: lamar@ucar.edu

Dr. Dave Lawrence (01/01/2010 - 12/31/2019)
NCAR-Climate & Global Dynamics Laboratory, P.O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000
Tel: 303-497-1384, Email: dlawren@ucar.edu

Dr. Nicole Lovenduski (06/01/2019 - 06/30/2021)
University of Colorado Boulder, Campus Box 450 INSTARR Boulder, CO 80309-0450
Tel: 303-492-5259, Email: nicole.lovenduski@colorado.edu

Dr. Sophie Nowicki (04/01/2018 - 03/31/2020)
NASA / GSFC, Mail Code 615, Greenbelt, MD 20771
Tel: 301-614-5458, Email: sophie.nowicki@nasa.gov

Dr. Lorenzo Polvani (12/01/2014 - 11/30/2020)
Columbia University, 500 West 120th street, S.W. Mudd, Room 216, New York, NY 10027
Tel: 212-854-7331, Email: lmp@columbia.edu

Dr. Andrew Roberts (04/01/2018 - 03/31/2020)
T-3 Fluid Dynamics and Solid Mechangics, MS-B216
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545
Tel: 505-667-7744, Fax: 505-665-5926, Email: afroberts@lanl.gov

Dr. Gabriel Vecchi (11/01/2017 - 10/31/2019)
Princeton University, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program, 212 Sayre Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544
Tel: 609-258-1831, Email: gvecchi@princeton.edu

Dr. Mariana Vertenstein (09/15/2004 - 09/30/2019)
NCAR-Climate & Global Dynamics Laboratory, P.O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000
Tel: 303-497-1349, Fax: 303-497-1324, Email: mvertens@ucar.edu

Ex-Officio Members:

Dr. Eric DeWeaver
National Science Foundation, Division of Atmospheric Sciences, Climate and Large-Scale Dynamics
4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230
Tel: 703-292-8527, Fax: 703-292-9022, Email: edeweave@nsf.gov

Dr. Renu R. Joseph, Program Manager
Regional and Global Climate Modeling Program, Climate and Environmental Sciences Division, SC-23.1 Germantown Building, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585-1290
Tel: 301-903-9237, Fax: 301-903-8519, Email: renu.joseph@science.doe.gov
For Courier Services:
U.S. Department of Energy SC-23.1, 19901 Germantown Rd., Germantown, MD 20874-1290

L. Ruby Leung
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, P. O. Box 999 Richland, WA 99352
Tel: 509-372-6182, Fax: 509-372-6445, Email: ruby.leung@pnl.gov

Terms of Reference

Charge: Provide scientific leadership for the Community Earth System Model (CESM) project, including oversight of activities of working groups, coordination of model experiments, making decisions on model definition and development, writing proposals for computer time to the Climate Simulation Laboratory and elsewhere, if appropriate, encouragement of external participation in the project, and promotion of CESM within NSF, DOE, and other agencies, as appropriate. Also, to provide information to the CESM Advisory Board (CAB), as requested, on the functioning and progress of CESM.

Membership: The CESM Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) will consist of a balance of scientists from outside of NCAR and from within, including the Director of NCAR's Climate and Global Dynamics (CGD) Division. There shall be a balance of scientists employed by NCAR and from outside NCAR, but in no case shall there be less than 5 scientists from outside NCAR. The Chair of the SSC will be appointed by the Director of NCAR, after consultation with the Director of the NSF-ATM Climate Dynamics Program, and others as appropriate. The term of the chair is two years, with the possibility of reappointment. The members will represent broad scientific disciplines related to earth-system modeling and will serve rotating terms of up to two years in duration. Reappointment is possible. Rotation of SSC membership is expected.

Appointment of Members: The members of the CESM SSC will be appointed by the Director of NCAR, after consultation with the Director of the NSF-ATM Climate Dynamics Program, and others as appropriate.

Meeting Frequency: The CESM SSC will typically meet at least two times a year, or more often as needed.