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CCSM Climatological Land Data Model (dlnd6)
Entry ID: NCAR_DLND6


Summary
Abstract: The Climatological Data Land Model (dlnd) functions as the land component in a
CCSM configuration. The dlnd land component interacts with the coupler just
like any land model would, but it is not an active model, rather, it takes land
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
monthly data generated by an active CCSM land model (it's unlikely that real
world observations exist for all the required fields). Such a "dummy" land
model is useful for doing ocean + ice spinup runs.

The CCSM Climatological Data Land Model, version 6.0 (dlnd), was released in
June 2004, as part of the CCSM3.0 release.

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.

Related URL
Link: DOWNLOAD SOFTWARE
Description: Download the Climatological Data Land Model (dlnd).

ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA


Keywords
land model
climate model
CCSM3
dlnd6
ESG
Earth System Grid


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/
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Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2005-09-12
SERF Last Revision Date: 2018-08-06



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