Also known as cruAKTemp
Model type Tool
Model part of larger framework
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Spatial dimensions 2D
Spatial extent Regional-Scale
Model domain Climate
One-line model description cruAKtemp is a data component to access a subsample of CRU NCEP data temperature for Alaska
Extended model description CruAKtemp is a python 2.7 package that is a data component which serves to provide onthly temperature data over the 20th century for permafrost modeling. The original dataset at higher resolution can be found here: The geographical extent of this CRUAKtemp dataset has been reduced to greatly reduce the number of ocean or Canadian pixels. Also, the spatial resolution has been reduced by a factor of 13 in each direction, resulting in an effective pixel resolution of about 10km. The data are monthly average temperatures for each month from January 1901 through December 2009.

Name Scott Stewart
Type of contact Model developer
Institute / Organization University of Colorado
Postal address 1 4001 Discovery
Postal address 2
Town / City Boulder
Postal code 80303
State Colorado
Country United States
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Name Irina
Type of contact Project manager
Institute / Organization University of Colorado
Postal address 1 4001 Discovery Drive
Postal address 2 4001 Discovery Drive
Town / City Boulder
Postal code
State Colorado
Country United States
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Supported platforms
Other platform n/a
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Code optimized Single Processor
Multiple processors implemented
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Start year development 2016
Does model development still take place? Yes
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Model availability As code
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Program license type GPL v3
Program license type other
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Typical run time n/a

Describe input parameters This is a data component that serves as input to a set of components in the permafrost modeling toolkit
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Describe output parameters The data component provides monthly temperature as a NetCDF file for the region of Alaska
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Pre-processing software needed? No
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Post-processing software needed? No
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Visualization software needed? No
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Describe processes represented by the model n/a
Describe key physical parameters and equations CRU-NCEP SNAP
Describe length scale and resolution constraints Downsampled from original data to 10 km by 10 km resolution
Describe time scale and resolution constraints Data coverage 1901-2009 monthly temperature in degree Celcius.
Describe any numerical limitations and issues not relevant

Describe available calibration data sets not relevant
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Do you have current or future plans for collaborating with other researchers? This dataset is part of the permafrost modeling project; it can function with other components.
Is there a manual available? No
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OpenMI compliant No but possible
BMI compliant Yes
WMT component Yes
PyMT component
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