Seventh Annual CCSM Workshop
Breckenridge, Colorado, 25 to 27 June 2002

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The Community Climate System Model (CCSM) project has been developed under the National Science Foundation's (NSF) sponsorship at NCAR, with support provided also by the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as part of the U.S. Global Change Research Program. The project is coordinated by a CCSM Scientific Steering Committee consisting of both NCAR and non-NCAR scientists.

Over the past few years, significant developments and improvements have been made in all CCSM components (atmosphere, ocean, land, sea ice, and coupler). Some components have been completely replaced with new models (ocean, land, sea ice). These improvements will be incorporated into a major new release of the CCSM model, CCSM2.0. The results of a multi-century CCSM2.0 control run will be presented at the 2002 workshop.


The 2002 CCSM Workshop is scheduled at the same conference center as last year, The Village at Breckenridge, in Breckenridge, Colorado. The workshop is open to anyone, but those interested in attending must complete the online registration form (see below). If travel funds are needed, you must submit your registration form no later than Monday, 1 April 2002. When completing the registration form, please indicate specific details of your current work with CCSM or future plans. Lodging, per diem, and ground transportation are most commonly funded.

CCSM2.0 Script Tutorial

Immediately following the workshop, CCSM will host a CCSM2.0 Script Tutorial geared towards new users on Friday, 28 June 2002, at NCAR's Mesa Lab. An overview will be presented on how to download CCSM2.0 and get it running. Topics will include discussion of the CCSM scripts, supported configurations, supported resolutions, and namelists. Required input datasets, control of model output, and how to access model data from CCSM control runs will be presented. An introduction to the CCSM documentation including the User's Guides and Developer's Guides will be summarized. In addition, an overview of the overall software engineering infrastructure will be presented including topics like how to use the ccsm-bugs bug reporting tool.


Inquiries regarding the workshop should be directed to:

Lydia Shiver
NCAR/Climate System Model Program Office
P.O. Box 3000
Boulder, CO 80307
Phone: 303-497-1320
Fax: 303-497-1314