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Both NICAM source code and NICAM output data are available for those who are interested. The following information is the entry to this.

If you want to run NICAM or use NICAM data, please contact one of the nicam developpers, or ask the nicam administrators below.

Standard references of NICAM are Tomita and Satoh (2004), Satoh et al. (2008), Satoh et al.(2014). Please cite NICAM as follows:

-"NICAM is developed by Tomita and Satoh (2004) and Satoh et al. (2008), and overview of the NICAM researches and the current status of development are described by Satoh et al. (2014)."


-"... NICAM (Tomita and Satoh 2004; Satoh et al. 2008, 2014)"

Tomita, H. and Satoh, M., 2004 : A new dynamical framework of nonhydrostatic global model using the icosahedral grid. Fluid Dyn. Res., 34, 357-400, DOI:10.1016/j.fluiddyn.2004.03.003.

Satoh, M., T. Matsuno, H. Tomita, H. Miura, T. Nasuno, S. Iga, 2008 : Nonhydrostatic Icosahedral Atmospheric Model (NICAM) for global cloud resolving simulations. Journal of Computational Physics, the special issue on Predicting Weather, Climate and Extreme events, 227, 3486-3514, doi:10.1016/

Satoh, M., Tomita, H., Yashiro, H., Miura, H., Kodama, C., Seiki, T., Noda, A. T., Yamada, Y., Goto, D., Sawada, M., Miyoshi, T., Niwa, Y., Hara, M., Ohno, T., Iga, S., Arakawa, T., Inoue, T., Kubokawa, H., 2014: The Non-hydrostatic Icosahedral Atmospheric Model: Description and Development. Progress in Earth and Planetary Science, 1, 18, doi:10.1186/s40645-014-0018-1.

NICAM mailing lists

We have following mailing lists (each followed by ):

- admin : nicam administrators

- develop : nicam developpers

- contrib : nicam contributors, who can access the latest code.

- users : nicam users, who can access the tutorial package.


-Do not distribute the NICAM codes to any third party.

-Please report any bugs you have found.

-Please give us a feedback on the usability of NICAM so as to improve it.

-Please let us know the achievements you made with NICAM, so that we can make a list on the NICAM website (

-When you present or publish the results obtained with NICAM, please cite the publications of NICAM. The relevant publications for the NICAM researches can be found in the codes or on the NICAM website.

-If a NICAM team member is heavily involved with your project, please acknowledge appropriate members or consider adding him or her as a co-author.

Guide lines for data users

NICAM data

NICAM data is available for those who are interested. Available data list is here.

NICAM Global Warming experiment datasets (Yamada et al., 2010, GRL)

(May 18, 2010)

variable list: NICAM_GW_and_CTL_vars.ppt

NICAM2004 boreal summer experiment (Oouchi et al., 2009, SOLA)

(Apr 1, 2009)

variable list: NICAM2004_vars.pdf

NICAM2006 boreal winter experiment (Miura et al., 2007, Science)

(Jul 10, 2009)

variable list

NICAM APE experiments (Tomita et al., 2005, GRL)

Related information

2004 boreal summer experiment

informal meeting with Drs. Kajikawa and Kikuchi (Mar 24, 2009) FRCGC2009c-NICAM.ppt

Souma@IPRC (Dec 16, 2008 - registered by K. Oouchi)

Informal kickoff meeting -2004- (Jan 13, 2009)

  Oouchi@FRCGC (Dr. Kazuyoshi Oouchi)
  Noda@FRCGC (Dr. Akira T. Noda)
  Soma@IPRC (Dr. Kazuyoshi Soma)
  T_Sato@CCSR (Dr. Tomonori Sato)
  Takahashi@FRCGC (Dr. Hiroshi Takahashi)
  Fukutomi@FRCGC (Dr. Yoshiki Fukutomi)
  Kubota@IORGC (Dr. Hisayuki Kubota)
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