CESM Events: CESM Tutorial

Below are the complete training materials from the CESM tutorial, held at the NCAR Mesa Lab, Boulder, CO, August 1-5, 2011. 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, David Lawrence [VIDEO]

Lecture 1: Introduction to the coupled system, James Hurrell [PDF] [VIDEO]

Lecture 2: Atmosphere Modeling I: Intro & Dynamics, Peter Hjort Lauritzen [PDF] [VIDEO]

Practical Session 1: Intro: Introduction to NCAR computing environment, Dave Lawrence [PDF] [VIDEO]


Practical Session 1: Intro: Run CESM, Brian Kauffman [PDF] [VIDEO]

Practical Lab 1: Including computer setup

Day 2

Lecture 3: Atmosphere Modeling II: Physics, Rich Neale [PDF] [VIDEO]

Lecture 4: Atmos. Modeling III: Chemistry, Aerosols and WACCM, J.-F. Lamarque [PDF] [VIDEO]

Lecture 5: Land modeling I: Biogeophysics, David Lawrence [PDF] [VIDEO]

Practical Session 2: Intro: Run CESM 2: Simple Modifications, Christine Shields [PDF] [exercise 3 PDF] [exercise 6 PDF] [exercise 7 PDF] [VIDEO]

Practical Lab 2

Day 3

Lecture 6: Land Modeling II: Ecosystem Modeling, Sam Levis [PDF] [VIDEO]

Lecture 7: Ocean Modeling I, Susan Bates [PDF] [VIDEO]

Lecture 8: Ocean Modeling II, Gokhan Danabasoglu [PDF] [VIDEO]

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

Practical Lab 3

Day 4

Lecture 9: Sea Ice Modeling, Marika Holland [PDF] [VIDEO]

Lecture 10: Biogeochemistry, Matt Long [PDF] [VIDEO]

Lecture 11: Applications: Climate Change, Jerry Meehl [PDF] [VIDEO]

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

Practical Lab 4

Day 5

Lecture 12: Land Ice Modeling, Bill Lipscomb [PDF] [VIDEO]

Lecture 13: Applications: Paleoclimate Modeling, Bette Otto-Bliesner [PDF] [VIDEO]

Practical Session 5:
Intro Breakouts: Ocean/Ice, Land / BGC, Atmosphere/Chem/WACCM
Ocean/Ice, Nancy Norton and David Bailey [Ocean/Ice exercises PDF] [Ocean/Ice lecture PDF]
Land/BGC, Sam Levis [Land/BGC PDF]
Land Ice, Bill Lipscomb [Land Ice PDF]
Atmosphere/Chem/CAM, Rich Neale, Michael Mills, Simone Tilmes
[Atmosphere PDF] [WACCM & CAM-Chem PDF] [CAM-Chem Description PDF] [WACCM Quickstart PDF]

Practical Lab 5

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.