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CCSM Climatological Data Atmosphere Model v.6.0
Entry ID: NCAR_DATM6
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Summary
Abstract: CCSM coupled model is based on a framework which divides the complete climate
system into component models connected by a coupler. This design requires four
component models -- atmosphere, sea-ice, land, and ocean -- each connected to
the Coupler, and each exchanging data with the Coupler only.

The Climatological Data Atmosphere Model (datm) functions as the atmosphere
component in a CCSM configuration. The datm atmosphere component interacts with
the Coupler just like any atmosphere model would, but it is not an active
model, rather, it takes atmosphere data from an input data file and sends it to
the Coupler, ignoring any forcing data received from the Coupler. Typically the
input data file contains mean daily data generated by an active CCSM atmosphere
model (it's unlikely that real world observations exists for all the required
fields). Such a "dummy" atmosphere model is useful for doing ocean + ice spinup
runs.

The CCSM Climatological Data Atmosphere Model, version 6.0 (datm6), was
released in June 2004, as part of the CCSM3.0 release.
http://www.ccsm.ucar.edu/models/ccsm3.0/datm6/

Related URL
Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: Earth System grid (ESG) home page and access to other NCAR and ESG models.

Link: GET SERVICE > GET SOFTWARE PACKAGE
Description: The Climatological Data Atmosphere Model (datm) is available as part of the
Community Climate System Model (CCSM) from the Earth System Grid.

Link: GET RELATED SERVICE METADATA (SERF)
Description: The CCSM3.0 coupled model, released in June, 2004, provides the community with
a coupled model framework for carrying out climate simulations. Upgrades from
CCSM2.0.1 release can be found in the Introduction section of the Users Guide
CCSM coupled model is based on a framework which divides the complete climate
system into component models connected by a coupler. This design requires four
component models -- atmosphere, land, ocean, and sea-ice -- each connected to
the coupler, and each exchanging data with the coupler only. From a software
engineering point of view, the CCSM is not a particular climate model, but a
framework for building and testing various climate models for various
applications. In this sense, more than any particular component model, the
coupler defines the high-level design of CCSM software.

Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Models: Code, Documentation, Run Scripts, Input Data for other CCSM3 models

Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Additional information and documentation on the Climatological Data Atmosphere
Model v6.0 (datm6)
Service Citation
Originators: NCAR community
Title: CCSM Climatological Data Atmosphere Model
Release_Date: June 2004
Provider: NCAR/UCAR
Edition: 6.0
URL: http://www.ccsm.ucar.edu/models/ccsm3.0/datm6/
Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS >AEROSOL RADIANCE   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS >SULFATE PARTICLES   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ALTITUDE >GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >PLANETARY BOUNDARY LAYER HEIGHT   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >SURFACE PRESSURE   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >BOUNDARY LAYER TEMPERATURE   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >DEGREE DAYS   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >DEW POINT TEMPERATURE   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >EVAPORATION   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >PRECIPITABLE WATER   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >UPPER LEVEL WINDS   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >WIND STRESS   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD FREQUENCY   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD RADIATIVE TRANSFER >CLOUD RADIATIVE FORCING   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD MICROPHYSICS >CLOUD LIQUID WATER/ICE   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD MICROPHYSICS >CLOUD OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >LIQUID WATER EQUIVALENT   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >ALBEDO   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >ATMOSPHERIC HEATING   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >EMISSIVITY   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >HEAT FLUX   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >INCOMING SOLAR RADIATION   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >LONGWAVE RADIATION   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >NET RADIATION   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >OUTGOING LONGWAVE RADIATION   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >RADIATIVE FLUX   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >RADIATIVE FORCING   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >REFLECTANCE   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SCATTERING   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SHORTWAVE RADIATION   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SOLAR RADIATION   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >TRANSMITTANCE   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >HEAT FLUX   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE EXTENT   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SEA ICE CONCENTRATION   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND TEMPERATURE >LAND SURFACE TEMPERATURE   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES >ALBEDO   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES >EMISSIVITY   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES >REFLECTANCE   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >SURFACE ROUGHNESS   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TOPOGRAPHIC EFFECTS   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >FRESH WATER FLUX   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >OCEAN CURRENTS   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >OCEAN MIXED LAYER   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >UPWELLING/DOWNWELLING   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN HEAT BUDGET >CONDUCTION   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN HEAT BUDGET >HEAT FLUX   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN HEAT BUDGET >HEATING RATE   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN HEAT BUDGET >LONGWAVE RADIATION   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN HEAT BUDGET >REFLECTANCE   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN HEAT BUDGET >SHORTWAVE RADIATION   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN PRESSURE >SEA LEVEL PRESSURE   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >OCEAN MIXED LAYER   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >WATER TEMPERATURE   [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >HEAT FLUX   [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE EXTENT   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD MICROPHYSICS >CLOUD MASS FLUX   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >BOUNDARY LAYER WINDS   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >OXYGEN COMPOUNDS >OZONE   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >SULFUR COMPOUNDS   [Definition]
ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ELEVATION
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
OCEANS
Use Constraints
Users must agree to the CAM licensing before downloading source code.
http://www.ccsm.ucar.edu/models/ccsm3.0/copyright.html
Service Provider
Community Climate System Model, Climate and Global Dynamics Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Service Provider Personnel
Name: NCAR COMMUNITY CLIMATE SYSTEM MODEL
Email: ccsm at ucar.edu
Contact Address:
Climate and Global Dynamics Division
National Center for Atmospheric Research
P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307-3000
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: online
Fees: none
Personnel
NCAR COMMUNITY CLIMATE SYSTEM MODEL
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: ccsm at ucar.edu
Contact Address:
Climate and Global Dynamics Division
National Center for Atmospheric Research
P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307-3000
Country: USA
Publications/References
For a list of CCSM publications, see:
http://www.ccsm.ucar.edu/publications/
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2005-09-12
SERF Last Revision Date: 2012-02-15
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