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Climate and Global Dynamics Division (CGD)

 Organization

The Climate and Global Dynamics (CGD) Division of NCAR’s Earth System Laboratory (NESL) began its history at NCAR first under the Laboratory of Atmospheric Sciences (LAS), becoming the Atmospheric Analysis and Prediction Division (AAP) in the early 1970s. AAP became CGD in 1987 with Warren Washington as its first director. CGD traces its beginnings to the study of atmospheric dynamics and related energy and water cycles, but is most recently focused on global and climate scales. The mission of CGD is to discover the key processes in each component of the Earth’s climate system and to understand the interactions among them; to represent this knowledge in community models that effectively utilize computing advances; and to apply these models and observations to scientific problems of societal relevance.
CGD website, Annual Scientific Reports (ASRs)

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Climate and Global Dynamics Division (CGD)

 Collection
Identifier: 04-03-01-CGD
Scope and Contents The Climate and Global Dynamics Division (CGD) Records document the Division's early days at NCAR as the Atmospheric Analysis and Prediction Division (AAP) to more recent research.  Materials showcase CGD's research objectives and computer models around understanding the Earth's climate and climate change through correspondence, committee materials, presentations, formal reports, project plans, and records pertaining to the acquisition of NCAR's supercomputers.