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Title: A Scalable and Extensible Earth System Model for Climate Change Science

Abstract

The objective of this award was to build a scalable and extensible Earth System Model that can be used to study climate change science. That objective has been achieved with the public release of the Community Earth System Model, version 1 (CESM1). In particular, the development of the CESM1 atmospheric chemistry component was substantially funded by this award, as was the development of the significantly improved coupler component. The CESM1 allows new climate change science in areas such as future air quality in very large cities, the effects of recovery of the southern hemisphere ozone hole, and effects of runoff from ice melt in the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets. Results from a whole series of future climate projections using the CESM1 are also freely available via the web from the CMIP5 archive at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Many research papers using these results have now been published, and will form part of the 5th Assessment Report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which is to be published late in 2013.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1063177
Report Number(s):
Final Report
DOE Contract Number:
FC02-07ER64340
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Gent, Peter, Lamarque, Jean-Francois, Conley, Andrew, Vertenstein, Mariana, and Craig, Anthony. A Scalable and Extensible Earth System Model for Climate Change Science. United States: N. p., 2013. Web. doi:10.2172/1063177.
Gent, Peter, Lamarque, Jean-Francois, Conley, Andrew, Vertenstein, Mariana, & Craig, Anthony. A Scalable and Extensible Earth System Model for Climate Change Science. United States. doi:10.2172/1063177.
Gent, Peter, Lamarque, Jean-Francois, Conley, Andrew, Vertenstein, Mariana, and Craig, Anthony. Wed . "A Scalable and Extensible Earth System Model for Climate Change Science". United States. doi:10.2172/1063177. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1063177.
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title = {A Scalable and Extensible Earth System Model for Climate Change Science},
author = {Gent, Peter and Lamarque, Jean-Francois and Conley, Andrew and Vertenstein, Mariana and Craig, Anthony},
abstractNote = {The objective of this award was to build a scalable and extensible Earth System Model that can be used to study climate change science. That objective has been achieved with the public release of the Community Earth System Model, version 1 (CESM1). In particular, the development of the CESM1 atmospheric chemistry component was substantially funded by this award, as was the development of the significantly improved coupler component. The CESM1 allows new climate change science in areas such as future air quality in very large cities, the effects of recovery of the southern hemisphere ozone hole, and effects of runoff from ice melt in the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets. Results from a whole series of future climate projections using the CESM1 are also freely available via the web from the CMIP5 archive at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Many research papers using these results have now been published, and will form part of the 5th Assessment Report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which is to be published late in 2013.},
doi = {10.2172/1063177},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Feb 13 00:00:00 EST 2013},
month = {Wed Feb 13 00:00:00 EST 2013}
}

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