Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model

The Whole-Atmosphere Community Climate Model (WACCM) is a comprehensive numerical model, spanning the range of altitude from the Earth's surface to the thermosphere.
The development of WACCM is an inter-divisional collaboration that unifies certain aspects of the upper atmospheric modeling of HAO, the middle atmosphere modeling of ACD, and the tropospheric modeling of CGD, using the NCAR Community Climate System Model (CCSM) as a common numerical framework.
The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) collaborates with colleagues at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and the Barcelona Supercomputer Center (BSC), where the simulation is run. Storage space at BSC is very limited, so NCAR wants to transfer ~30GB of data daily during model runs to store on NCAR’s MSS.




National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Atmospheric Chemistry Division (ACD) NCAR Climate and Global
Dynamics (CGD) Division
NCAR High Altitude Observatory (HAO)

Barcelona Supercomputer Center (BSC)
Universidad Complutense de Madrid