Revision as of 23:18, 14 December 2021 by C.carouge (talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)

The CESM Large Ensemble Project is a publically available set of climate model simulations intended for advancing understanding of internal climate variability and climate change. All simulations are performed with the nominal 1-degree latitude/longitude version of the Community Earth System Model version 1 (CESM1) with CAM5.2 as its atmospheric component.

For more information: CESM1 LENS website You can find known issues with this dataset listed in the same website.

Terms of use

From the CESM LENS project website: When presenting results based on the CESM Large Ensemble in either oral or written form, please acknowledge the CESM Large Ensemble Community Project and supercomputing resources provided by NSF/CISL/Yellowstone, and reference Kay et al. (2015): Kay, J. E., Deser, C., Phillips, A., Mai, A., Hannay, C., Strand, G., Arblaster, J., Bates, S., Danabasoglu, G., Edwards, J., Holland, M. Kushner, P., Lamarque, J.-F., Lawrence, D., Lindsay, K., Middleton, A., Munoz, E., Neale, R., Oleson, K., Polvani, L., and M. Vertenstein (2015), The Community Earth System Model (CESM) Large Ensemble Project: A Community Resource for Studying Climate Change in the Presence of Internal Climate Variability, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00255.1, 96, 1333-1349 Article


We downloaded a subset of the entire collection, both monthly and daily fields. For each selected variables we downloaded all the available ensembles. The data was downloaded from the NCAR earth system website. The current directory structure mimics the ESGF official DRS and location on Gadi is:


For example: /g/data/ua6/CESM1-CAM5-BGC-LE/atmControl/day/atmos/day/r1/psl/v2/

Available variables are listed in this google spreadsheet