CESM Events: CESM Tutorial

Below are the complete training materials from the CESM tutorial, held at the NCAR Mesa Lab, Boulder, CO, July 12-16, 2010. Each day's material is listed below, with a new introduction for the web. For questions or comments on these materials, please use the Tutorials forum section of the CGD bulletin board: http://bb.cgd.ucar.edu. We encourage feedback to help us improve these pages. Enjoy!

Day 1

Welcome, Intro, Logistics, Andrew Gettelman [PDF]

Lecture 1: Introduction to the coupled system, Peter Gent [PDF] [VIDEO]

Lecture 2: Atmos Intro & Atmospheric Dynamics, Peter Hjort Lauritzen [PDF] [VIDEO]

Practical Session 1: Intro: Run CCSM, Andrew Gettelman [PDF] [VIDEO]

Practical Session 1: Computer set up, Davide del Vento [PDF] [VIDEO]

Practical Session 1: CCSM4/CESM1 Tutorial, Brian Kauffman [PDF]

Day 2

Lecture 3: Atmos Physics I: Parameterization, Radiation Clouds, Moist Processes, Andrew Gettelman [PDF] [VIDEO]

Lecture 4: Atmos Physics II: PBL & Convection, Sungsu Park [PDF] [VIDEO]

Lecture 5: Chemistry, Aerosols and WACCM, Peter Hess and Michael Mills [Chemistry & Aerosols PDF] [Chemistry & Aerosols VIDEO] [WACCM PDF] [WACCM VIDEO]

Practical Session 2: Intro: Run CCSM 2: Simple Modifications, Christine Shields [PDF] [VIDEO]

Practical lab 2: CCSM4 Tutorial, Step by Step Instructions [PDF]

Day 3

Lecture 6: Land modeling I: Biogeophysics, David Lawrence [PDF] [VIDEO]

Lecture 7: Land Modeling II: Terrestrial Biogeochemistry, Sam Levis [PDF] [VIDEO]

Lecture 8: Ocean Modeling I, Susan Bates [PDF] [VIDEO]

Practical Session 3: Intro: Diagnostics and Output, Adam Phillips [PDF] [VIDEO]

Day 4

Lecture 9: Ocean Modeling II, William Large [PDF] [VIDEO]

Lecture 10: Sea Ice Modeling I, David Bailey [PDF] [VIDEO]

Lecture 11: Sea Ice Modeling II, Marika Holland [PDF] [VIDEO]

Practical Session 4: Intro: Code Modifications, Cecile Hannay [PDF] [VIDEO]

Day5

Lecture 12: Biogeochemistry: Ocean & Coupled, Keith Lindsay [PDF] [VIDEO]

Lecture 13: Applications: Climate Change and Paleo, Gerald Meehl [PDF] [VIDEO]

Practical Session 5: Intro: Breakouts: Ocean/Ice, Land / BGC, Atmosphere/Chem/WACCM
Ocean/Ice: [Ocean/Ice PDF] [Ice Ocean Exercises PDF]
Land/BGC: [Land PDF] [BGC PDF]
Atmosphere/Chem/CAM: [Atmosphere VIDEO] [CAM-Chem/WACCM VIDEO] [CAM PDF] [WACCM PDF]

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 Laboratory (CGD) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation and the Office of Science (BER), U.S. Department of Energy.

Tutorial Videos

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