The C-SPARC project is a follows from two previous projects: CMAM (Canadian Middle Atmosphere Model), a project which developed Canada's middle atmosphere model built on the Canadian Climate Centre's Global Atmosphere Model (GCM), and GCC (Global Chemistry for Climate), where the CMAM was further developed, improving dynamics and radiation and adding atmospheric chemistry.
In C-SPARC, the CMAM was further developed, incorporating updates to the underlying GCM, coupling the atmospheric model to an ocean circulation model, and developing a data assimilation component (CMAM-DAS). CMAM is a cutting edge climate model, unique in several aspects (the CMAM-DAS and the upward extension of the CMAM incorporating the entire neutral atmosphere).
Here, you can find descriptions of cutting edge research on ozone recovery and climate impacts on ozone, along with research into Data Assimilation and the upper atmosphere. Please visit "Science Briefs" to see brief descriptions of current research papers by the C-SPARC team of Research Associates and co-Principle Investigators.
For more information on the C-SPARC project, or to ask questions not covered on our Frequently Asked Questions page, please email csparc AT atmosp.physics.utoronto.ca.