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UCAR Update

July 2005


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In brief
New chair for CCSM
NCAR/SCD solicits large requests for computational resources
ESSL's new director
Reminders from last issue


New chair for CCSM
Peter Gent (NCAR) is the new chair of the Scientific Steering Committee for the Community Climate System Model (CCSM), effective 1 July. The committee provides science leadership for CCSM, oversees working groups, and coordinates model definition, development, and experiments. Please feel free to contact Peter if you have questions or feedback related to the overall management of CCSM.

Contact: Peter Gent, NCAR/CGD, 303-497-1355
CCSM Scientific Steering Committee


NCAR/SCD solicits large requests for computational resources
NCAR's Scientific Computing Division invites university researchers with NSF awards to submit requests for projects needing more than 900 general accounting units (GAUs). Allocations may be used on bluesky (an IBM Power 4 cluster) or lightning (a 256-processor Linux cluster). Allocations may be given for the life of the NSF project. The deadline is 29 August. Requests for 900 GAUs or less can be submitted at any time.

Contact: Ginger Caldwell, NCAR/SCD, 303-497-1229
Submission form for large requests
Allocation overview with submission form for small requests

ESSL's new director
Guy Brasseur (director, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology) will join NCAR in January 2006 to direct the Earth & Sun Systems Laboratory. Guy served as director of NCAR's Atmospheric Chemistry Division from 1990 to 2000. Annick Pouquet will continue as acting ESSL director through the end of 2005.

Contact: Barb Petruzzi, NCAR/ESSL, 303-497-1602
About ESSL

Reminders from last issue

UCAR annual meetings are 3–5 October
Please note the date! More details to come.

Take a moment to tell us how we're doing (UCAR Update survey)
Deadline: 31 July

Community Meeting on the Future of U.S. Weather Prediction
Workshop dates: 26–28 July


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