In this presentation, I will discuss the evolution of the various components of the NCAR Community Earth System Model (CESM), with a specific focus on the atmosphere, including results from the high-top Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model (WACCM). I will also provide an in-depth discussion of some of the significant hurdles that were faced during the development phase.
Jean-Francois Lamarque is a Senior Scientist with a joint appointment in the Atmospheric Chemistry Observations and Modeling (ACOM) and Climate and Global Dynamics (CGD) Laboratories. He is the current Community Earth System Model (CESM) Chief Scientist. He is also head of the Modeling Section in ACOM. He was a Lead Author on Chapter 8 (Radiative forcing) of IPCC AR5, published in 2013. He is the author or co-author of over 180 papers in refereed journals. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium) in 1993, with Pr. A. Berger and Dr. G. Brasseur as joint advisors. He was an ASP postdoc 1993-1995. He has worked at NCAR since then, except for a one-year leave of absence to join the NOAA Chemical Science Division (2008-2009).
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