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NCAR Community Climate Model (CCM3) --------- ------------ ----- --- ---------- ------ ********** | DISTRIBUTION TERMS AND CONDITIONS NOTICE | ************ ------------ ----- --- ---------- ------ (c) Copyright 1998 University Corporation for Atmospheric Research/ National Center for Atmospheric Research/ Climate and Global Dynamics Division This software, the Community Climate Model (CCM), version CCM3, was developed by the Climate and Global Dynamics Division (CGD) Climate Modeling Section (CMS) of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), which is operated by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) and sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Access and use of this software shall impose the following obligations and understandings on the user. The user is granted the right, without any fee or cost, to use, copy, modify, alter, enhance and distribute this software, and any derivative works thereof, and its supporting documentation for any purpose whatsoever, except commercial sales, provided that this entire notice appears in all copies of the software, derivative works and supporting documentation. Further, the user agrees to credit UCAR/NCAR/CGD in any publications that result from the use of this software or in any software package that includes this software. The names UCAR/NCAR/CGD, however, may not be used in any advertising or publicity to endorse or promote any products or commercial entity unless specific written permission is obtained from UCAR/NCAR/CGD. THE CCM3 MATERIALS ARE MADE AVAILABLE WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT UCAR/NCAR/CGD IS NOT OBLIGATED TO PROVIDE (AND WILL NOT PROVIDE) THE USER WITH ANY SUPPORT, CONSULTING, TRAINING, OR ASSISTANCE OF ANY KIND WITH REGARD TO THE USE, OPERATION AND PERFORMANCE OF THIS SOFTWARE, NOR TO PROVIDE THE USER WITH ANY UPDATES, REVISIONS, NEW VERSIONS, OR "BUG FIXES." THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY UCAR/NCAR/CGD "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL UCAR/NCAR/CGD BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CLAIMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE LOSS OF DATA OR PROFITS, WHICH MAY RESULT FROM AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS CLAIM THAT ARISES OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE ACCESS, USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS SOFTWARE. --------------- INTRODUCTION TO CCM3 ------------ -- ---- 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 for conducting global modeling experiments in their particular area of expertise without spending decades of their careers developing a global climate model. Over the last 10 years, CCM0, CCM1 and CCM2 have been used by a wide variety of scientific institutions around the world for basic research into such areas as nuclear winter, climate predictability, atmospheric chemistry, paleoclimate, biosphere-atmosphere transfer, CO2 warming, climate prediction and climate change. For the latest information, documentation and updates on CCM3 see the CCM3 web page at. http://www.cgd.ucar.edu/cms/ccm3/ This includes links to the on-line version of the CCM3 documentation (and ways to down-load paper copies) as well as information on the CCM3 e-mail discussion group "ccm-users". The "ccm-users" e-mail list will announce all new model releases, and information and patches regarding bug-fixes. It is also a forum for users of the CCM to discuss issues of relevence to using the model.