Colin Grudzien describes CESM Tutorial at NCAR

From August 12th to 16th, MCRN members Jonah Bloch-Johnson, Colin Grudzien, and Kaitlin Hill attended the 2013 Community Earth System Model (CESM) Tutorial at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). Over seventy researchers in oceanography, atmospheric science, geoscience, mathematics, and other fields convened in Boulder, Colorado to learn how to implement CESM in their work. The training was both theoretical and practical. The model structure and components were explained in lectures from scientist from NCAR and Los Alamos National Laboratory. These were followed by computer time to run and alter simulations, and process output data. In addition, focus groups were held for in-depth work with specific components.

The Community Earth System Model is a freely available global climate model that was developed by NCAR. CESM uses separate models and one coupler component to simultaneously simulate the Earth's atmosphere, ocean, land, land-ice, and sea-ice. There are twelve working groups for the development of CESM. For more information about specific components, working groups, or the usage of CESM, see


2013 CESM tutorial participants


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