Climate and Global Dynamics Division (CGD) Edit


04 03 01 CGD
Finding Aid Author
Ellen Kalwarovski and Kathleen Legg
Finding Aid Date
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of Description


  • 1973-2004 (Creation)


  • 6.00 Linear Feet (Whole)

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  • Arrangement

    Arrangement is by original order. The Archivist created Series to aid access. The collection is housed in six boxes and is arranged into eight main series: Series 1: Atmospheric Analysis and Prediction (AAP), 1977-1986, undated Series 2: Research, 1973-2004, undated Series 3: General, 1974-2004, undated Series 4: National Science Foundation (NSF), 1995-2003 Series 5: Scientific Programs Evaluation Committee (SPEC) Review, 1980-1994, undated Series 6: Supercomputing, 1983-1997, undated

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The majority of materials in this collection are open for access. Some materials related to litigation over the purchase of a new supercomputer are restricted.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.

  • Physical Access Requirements

    The collection must be viewed in the Archives during normal business hours.

  • Source of Acquisition

    Climate and Global Dynamics Division (CGD)

  • Method of Acquisition

    This is a legacy collection; original box labels indicate the records came to the Archives from the Climate and Global Dynamics Division (CGD) Director's Office. Some materials came to the Archives in 2010-2011 as part of a project to clean up materials stored at an off-site storage facility.

  • Related Materials

    The [url=]Warren Washington Papers[/url] contain related information about the Climate and Global Dynamics Division (CGD) and research done by its staff. Dr. Washington served as the division director of CGD for several years.

  • 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.

  • Processing Information

    This collection was processed in summer 2013. Materials were kept in original order and rehoused in acid-free folders and boxes.