Skip to content
No description, website, or topics provided.
Fortran IDL
Branch: master
Clone or download

Latest commit

Fetching latest commit…
Cannot retrieve the latest commit at this time.


Type Name Latest commit message Commit time
Failed to load latest commit information.


Eric T. Wolf

DESCRIPTION:  This code contains system files, source code, initial conditions files, and namelists needed to adapt the NCAR Community Earth System Model for planetary/exoplanetary applications.  The files provided do not run standalone.  This is a patch to be used with standard distributions of CESM version 1.2.1.  CESM is freely available at

PRE-REQUISITE:  Familiarity with checking out, building, and running CESM 1.2.1 is assumed.  Please refer to the publicly available CESM user’s guide for details.

ExoCAM is intended to be run with ExoRT, a correlated-k radiative transfer package available at  

SPECIFC INSTRUCTIONS are located individual config directories located at ../ExoCAM/cesm1.2.1/configs/*/README

!! Disclaimer.
The code is constantly evolving.  There are no gaurantees of mercantibility
and warrantability, etc.  Sometimes I make mistakes.    Not all functionalties are supported.  While support for ExoCAM and ExoRT is limited, if you intend to use ExoCAM and ExoRT, please contact to ensure that your particular application is reasonable, and importantly, I may help you avoid potential pit falls, traps, and other idiosyncracies in the model that could result in lost productivity.

!! Citing ExoCAM
If you use ExoCAM in your work, please footnote to where the model is available.  I.e. my Github pages.

No particular citataions are required.  However, note that ExoCAM and ExoRT are the culmination of years of gradual development.
Wolf, E.T. and Toon, O.B. (2013) AsBio 13,7,1-18
Wolf, E.T. and Toon, O.B. (2014) GRL 41,1,167-172
Wolf, E.T. and Toon, O.B. (2014) AsBio 14,3,241-252
Wolf, E.T. and Toon, O.B. (2015) JGR-Atmos 120,12,5775-5794
Yang, J., Leconte, J., Wolf, E.T. (2016) ApJ 826,222
Wolf, E.T., Shields, A.L., Kopparapu, R.K. et al. (2017) ApJ 837,107
Wolf, E.T. (2017) ApJ 837,107
Kopparapu, R.K., Wolf, E.T., Arney, G., et al. (2017) ApJ 845,5
Haqq-Misra, J. Wolf, E.T., Joshi, M., et al. (2018) ApJ 852,67
Wolf, E.T., Haqq-Misra, J. and Toon, O.B. (2018) JGR-Atmos 123,21,11861-11874
Yang, J., Leconte, J., Wolf, E.T. et al. (2019) ApJ 875,46
Adams, A.D., Boos, W.R., and Wolf, E.T. (2019) ApJ 157,189
Komacek, T.D. and Abbot, D.S. (2019) ApJ 871,245 

cesm1.2.1  -- model versions for CESM1.2.1
idl_progs  -- a colletion of idl utilities

You can’t perform that action at this time.