2019 CLM/CTSM tutorial

February 4, 2019 - 8:00am to February 8, 2019 - 5:00pm | NCAR Mesa Lab, Boulder, Colorado


The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is offering a week-long tutorial on the Community Terrestrial Systems Model (CTSM) on 4-8 February 2019. CTSM is a unified land model for climate, weather, hydrology, and ecology.   The Community Land Model (CLM5) is an instantiation of CTSM. Configurations for Numerical Weather Prediction, hydrology, and ecology (CLM-FATES) research applications are in development and are likely to be available by the tutorial.  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.

Learning objectives include:

  • Understanding ecological, biogeochemical, biogeophysical, and hydrologic theory underpinning the CTSM

  • Running and modifying components of the CTSM

  • Analyzing CTSM output

The tutorial will be taught primarily by the staff of the Terrestrial Sciences Section at NCAR and is intended for graduate students and postdocs in ecology, hydrology, environmental sciences, climate or related fields. Early career research scientists and faculty are also encouraged to apply, though if space is limited, preference will be given to graduate students and postdocs.

The tutorial will be held at NCAR's Mesa Lab in Boulder, CO. Participants should plan to be in Boulder during the entire tutorial and devote their full time to this tutorial. There is no registration fee. Partial funding may be available for lodging, per diem, and local travel, though airfare cannot be supported.

For inquiries about the content and format of the tutorial, please contact Danica Lombardozzi (dll@ucar.edu).  For further logistical information about the tutorial, contact Marlene DiMarco (mdimarco@ucar.edu).

The deadline for applications is Friday, November 2, 2018.  The tutorial is limited to ~50 students. Applicants will be notified whether or not their application has been accepted by the end of November. 

To apply, please fill out the Google form: https://goo.gl/forms/fw7SRxR8OOWutlKq1.