Short Description: 
NCAR Parellel Climate Model

Used in: IPCC AR4

The Parallel Climate Model (PCM) is a coupled climate model that executes on the Cray T3E computer. The atmospheric component is the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Community Climate Model; the ocean component is the Parallel Ocean Program with a resolution of 32 levels and 2/3 degree horizontal grid; and the sea ice component is the Naval Postgraduate School model using a resolution of 27 km. The components are interfaced by a flux coupler that passes the energy, moisture, and momentum fluxes between components.