Tutorials

  • Main seminar room lecture from the 2014 CESM tutorial
  • Student learning at the 2014 CESM tutorial
  • Instructers and students at the 2014 CESM tutorial
  • CESM tutorial photo from 2014

CESM Distance Learning Course

Free lectures & practical sessions on simulating the climate system and running CESM on your desktop

Based on the CESM Tutorial held annually at NCAR in Boulder, Colorado. This course consists of 12 lectures and 4 practical sessions on simulating the climate system and practical sessions on running CESM, modifying components, and analyzing data.

https://www.meted.ucar.edu/training_module.php?id=1363#.XVtrkJNKjOR

Upcoming CESM Tutorials

2020 CESM Tutorial * Virtual Tutorial Via Zoom

03 - 07 August 2020 | NCAR, Mesa Lab, Boulder, CO

We receive some funding each year to support this tutorial. You will have the opportunity to request funding when you apply. Funding typically is lodging (shared hotel room), travel to & from airport, and travel to & from NCAR each day. We do not have funds to support air travel or per diem. You may also attend with your own funds. Whether or not you apply for travel funds has no bearing on the selection process.

Whatever your intersection of identities, you are welcome at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). We are committed to inclusivity and promoting an equitable environment that values and respects the uniqueness of all members of our organization.

The Tutorial includes:
  • Lectures on simulating the climate system
  • Practical sessions on running CESM, modifying components, and analyzing data
  • Targeted at the graduate student level but postdocs, research scientists, and faculty members are also welcome to apply

The 2020 application period has ended, please email Elizabeth Faircloth [ fair@ucar.edu ] with questions. If you would like to be notified when the 2021 application is open, fill out this Google form to be emailed when it has opened.

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Past CESM Tutorials

2020 CESM Tutorial

12 - 16 August 2019 | NCAR, Mesa Lab, Boulder, CO

The tutorial will consisted of lectures on simulating the climate system & practical sessions on running CESM, modifying components, and analyzing data.

2019 CESM Polar Modeling Workshop

12 - 16 August 2019 | NCAR, Mesa Lab, Boulder, CO

The workshop will target around 20 early career polar scientists to engage in advanced activities focused specifically on capacity building for using CESM in polar research.

2019 CESM Tutorial

05 - 09 August 2019 | NCAR, Mesa Lab, Boulder, CO

The tutorial will consisted of lectures on simulating the climate system & practical sessions on running CESM, modifying components, and analyzing data.

Community Terrestrial Systems Model Tutorial

04 - 08 Feburary 2019 | NCAR Mesa Lab, Boulder CO

This tutorial will use a combination of lectures and practical sessions to provide an introduction to the CTSM, including new features such as FATES, representative hillslopes, and anthropogenic land and water management practices.

CESM Tutorial at 2019 AMS Meeting

06 January 2019 | Phoenix Convention Center 225AB, Phoenix AZ

The goal of this short course is to introduce new users to CESM2. A broad overview of the capabilities within CESM2 will be provided along with hands-on experience at setting up and running simulations with CESM2.

CESM Tutorial at 2018 AGU Meeting

09 December 2018 | Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington DC

Tutorial during the 2018 AGU fall meeting

2018 CESM Tutorial

06 - 10 August 2018 | NCAR Mesa Lab, Boulder CO

The 2018 CESM Tutorial consisted of:

  • Lectures on simulating the climate system
  • Practical sessions on running CESM, modifying components, and analyzing data

2017 CESM Tutorial

14 - 18 August 2017 | NCAR Mesa Lab, Boulder CO

The 2017 CESM Tutorial consisted of:

  • Lectures on simulating the climate system
  • Practical sessions on running CESM, modifying components, and analyzing data

2016 CESM Tutorial

08 - 12 August 2016 | NCAR Mesa Lab, Boulder CO

The 2016 CESM Tutorial consisted of:

  • Lectures on simulating the climate system
  • Practical sessions on running CESM, modifying components, and analyzing data

2016 CMIP Tutorial

16 - 18 August 2016 | NCAR Mesa Lab, Boulder CO

Early-career atmospheric scientists and graduate students at U.S. universities and non-profit research institutions attended the first CMIP Analysis Platform Tutorial workshop from August 16-18, 2016, at the NCAR Mesa Lab in Boulder.

2016 CLM Tutorial

12 - 16 September 2016 | NCAR Mesa Lab, Boulder CO

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is offering a week-long CLM tutorial 12-16 September 2016. This tutorial will use a combination of lectures and practical sessions to provide an introduction to the Community Land Model.

2015 CESM Tutorial

08 - 14 August 2015 | NCAR Mesa Lab, Boulder CO

The 2015 CESM Tutorial consisted of:

  • Lectures on simulating the climate system
  • Practical sessions on running CESM, modifying components, and analyzing data

2014 CESM Tutorial

11 - 15 August 2014 | NCAR Mesa Lab, Boulder CO

The 2014 CESM Tutorial consisted of:

  • Lectures on simulating the climate system
  • Practical sessions on running CESM, modifying components, and analyzing data

2014 CLM Tutorial

18 - 21 February 2014 | NCAR Mesa Lab, Boulder CO

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is offering a week-long CLM tutorial 18 - 21 February 2014. This tutorial will use a combination of lectures and practical sessions to provide an introduction to the Community Land Model.

2013 CESM Tutorial

12 - 16 August 2013 | NCAR Mesa Lab, Boulder CO

The 2013 CESM Tutorial consisted of:

  • Lectures on simulating the climate system
  • Practical sessions on running CESM, modifying components, and analyzing data

2012 CESM Tutorial

03 July - 03 August 2012 | NCAR Mesa Lab, Boulder CO

The 2012 CESM Tutorial consisted of:

  • Lectures on simulating the climate system
  • Practical sessions on running CESM, modifying components, and analyzing data

2011 CESM Tutorial

01 - 05 August 2011 | NCAR Mesa Lab, Boulder CO

The 2011 CESM Tutorial consisted of:

  • Lectures on simulating the climate system
  • Practical sessions on running CESM, modifying components, and analyzing data

2010 CESM Tutorial

12 - 16 July 2010 | NCAR Mesa Lab, Boulder CO

The 2010 CESM Tutorial consisted of:

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  • Lectures on simulating the climate system
  • Practical sessions on running CESM, modifying components, and analyzing data