Climate-Science Computational Development Team: The Climate End Station II

PI Name: 
Warren Washington
PI Email: 
wmw@ucar.edu
Institution: 
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Allocation Program: 
INCITE
Allocation Hours at ALCF: 
30,000,000
Year: 
2012
Research Domain: 
Earth Science

The Climate Science Computational End Station (CCES) will predict future climates using scenarios of anthropogenic emissions and other changes resulting from energy policy options. CCES will also improve the scientific basis, accuracy, and fidelity of climate models, delivering climate change simulations that directly inform national science policy, thereby contributing to the DOE, NSF and NASA science missions. Of particular importance is the improved simulation of the global carbon cycle and its feedbacks to the climate system, including its variability and modulation by ocean and land ecosystems. Continuing model development and extensive testing of the CCSM system to include recent new knowledge about such processes is at the cutting edge of climate science research.

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