Model Developments

Our section oversees a number of aspects of model developments for the Community Earth System Model (CESM). This includes the development of the Community Ice Sheet Model (CISM), contributions to the CICE sea ice model consortium, and the development of paleoclimate configurations of CESM which have been used to provide guidance for improved model parameterizations. As part of this work, we provide leadership for the CESM Land Ice Working Group, Polar Climate Working Group, and Paleoclimate Working Group, enabling community input to model developments and applications. Through this work, we are contributing to an improved CESM with enhanced model capabilities, allowing for the investigation of numerous polar and paleoclimate research questions.