1. General Model Information

Name: NCAR Community Climate Model

Acronym: NCAR_CCM

Main medium: air
Main subject: climatology, meteorology
Organization level: ecosphere
Type of model: partial differential equations
Main application:
Keywords: global circulation, atmospheric transport, climate change, atmospheric chemistry, paleoclimate, biosphere-atmosphere transfer


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The NCAR Community Climate Model (CCM3) is a stable, efficient, documented, state of the art atmospheric general circulation model designed for climate research on high-speed supercomputers and select upper-end workstations. CCM3 is a free resource for scientists and graduate students in a wide array of specialties to use in conducting global modeling experiments in their particular area of expertise without spending decades of their careers developing a complete global climate model of this complexity.
Over the last 10 years, CCM0, CCM1 and CCM2 have been used by numerous scientific institutions around the world for basic research into such areas as CO2 warming and climate change, climate prediction and predictability, atmospheric chemistry, paleoclimate, biosphere-atmosphere transfer and nuclear winter. These web-pages document and distribute CCM3, the latest version of the CCM.

II. Technical Information

II.1 Executables:

Operating System(s):

II.2 Source-code:

Programming Language(s): FORTRAN.

available at CCM Home Page

II.3 Manuals:

CCM Manual (Postscript + MS Word) CCM online Manual

II.4 Data:

See CCM online Manual

III. Mathematical Information

III.1 Mathematics

III.2 Quantities

III.2.1 Input

See CCM online Manual

III.2.2 Output

See CCM online Manual

IV. References

V. Further information in the World-Wide-Web

CCM Home Page

VI. Additional remarks

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last modified by Tobias Gabele Wed Aug 21 21:44:46 CEST 2002

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