I am interested in earth system models, land surface models and climate prediction models. I found a lot of online information on different models, including CIMP5, and the Earth System Modeling Framework. I also found a lot of articles using these models.
I would like to run and experiment with these models on my own computer. However, I could not find any clear installation guides or code examples on how to run these models. I would like to have a step by step instruction how to install the model, how to include the input data, how to run the model and how to view the output. There must be decent tutorials somewhere out there. I am particularly interested in models using Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) and Leaf area index (LAI) data.
For the time being it should be something that can be run on a desktop computer or in a virtual machine, but I also have access to more powerful clusters.