Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Computer Climate Models

Here is a copy of the homepage of a group involved in creating and disseminating computer climate models. This is the science behind the concept of anthropogenic (man-caused) global warming and climate change. I intend to examine this carefully. Let's find out what really goes into these models to get a feel for how accurate they are, and how much faith we should put in them. I'd like as much input from others as possible.


News and EventsPast and future meetings, news items, events, Annual CCSM Workshop home pages.
Working GroupsWorking group home pages, membership, meeting agendas & reports.
Project ManagementProject plans, Implementation Plan for CCSM 4, Prospectus for Short Term Simulations Using the CCSM, Scientific Steering Committee, CCSM Advisory Board, CCSM Change Review Board
CCSM Software Engineering Group (CSEG)Mission Statement, current and future projects, staff.
Models and DocumentationModel source code, user's guides, run scripts, input data.
Experiments and Output DataModel control runs, output data, policies on output data management, format, and processing.
PublicationsA list of CCSM related publications, a list of acronyms, the CCSM Brochure, featuring information for the general reader.
User SupportWhere to find help on running the model, user support policies.
The Community Climate System Model (CCSM) 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.
CCSM is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Administration of the CCSM is maintained by the Climate and Global Dynamics Division (CGD) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).
CCSM is a project within the Climate & Global Dynamics Division (CGD) of the Earth and Sun Systems Laboratory (ESSL) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). NCAR is managed by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR).

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