We thank the large community of scientists who contribute to the development of CCSM. We thank Steve Warren and two anonymous reviewers for constructive comments that improved our manuscript. MMH acknowledges support through NSF Grants OPP-0902068 and OPP-0902065. DAB was supported under NSF Grant OPP-0908675. ECH acknowledges funding from the Biological and Environmental Research division of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science; Los Alamos National Laboratory is operated by the National Nuclear Security Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract DE-AC52-06NA25396. BL acknowledges support for this work through the NSF Climate Dynamics Program SGER Grant ATM-0454311.
The CESM project is supported by the National Science Foundation and the Office of Science (BER) of the U.S. Department of Energy. Computing resources were provided by the Climate Simulation Laboratory at NCAR’s Computational and Information Systems Laboratory (CISL), which is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and other agencies. This research was enabled by CISL compute and storage resources. Bluefire, a 4064-processor IBM Power6 resource with a peak of 77 TeraFLOPS provided more than 7.5 million computing hours, the GLADE high-speed disk resources provided 0.4 petabytes of dedicated disk, and CISL’s 12-PB HPSS archive provided over 1 petabyte of storage in support of this research project.
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