(c) copyright 1996 University Corporation for Atmospheric Research/ National Center for Atmospheric Research/ Climate and Global Dynamics Division
This software, the Land Surface Model (LSM), version 1, 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 LSM 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.