create_newcase is a script in CIMEROOT/scripts.

$ ./create_newcase --help
usage: create_newcase [-h] [-d] [-v] [-s] --case CASENAME --compset COMPSET
                      --res GRID [--machine MACHINE] [--compiler COMPILER]
                      [--multi-driver] [--ninst NINST] [--mpilib MPILIB]
                      [--project PROJECT] [--pecount PECOUNT]
                      [--user-mods-dirs [USER_MODS_DIRS ...]]
                      [--pesfile PESFILE] [--gridfile GRIDFILE]
                      [--workflow WORKFLOW] [--srcroot SRCROOT]
                      [--output-root OUTPUT_ROOT] [--walltime WALLTIME]
                      [-q QUEUE] [--handle-preexisting-dirs {a,r,u}]
                      [-i INPUT_DIR] [-n]
                      [--extra-machines-dir EXTRA_MACHINES_DIR]
                      [--case-group CASE_GROUP]
                      [--ngpus-per-node NGPUS_PER_NODE]

Script to create a new CIME Case Control System (CSS) experimental case.

  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -d, --debug           Print debug information (very verbose) to file /home/titters/devel/E3SM/cime/master/scripts/create_newcase.log
  -v, --verbose         Add additional context (time and file) to log messages
  -s, --silent          Print only warnings and error messages
  --case CASENAME, -case CASENAME
                        (required) Specify the case name. 
                        If this is simply a name (not a path), the case directory is created in the current working directory.
                        This can also be a relative or absolute path specifying where the case should be created;
                        with this usage, the name of the case will be the last component of the path.
  --compset COMPSET, -compset COMPSET
                        (required) Specify a compset. 
                        To see list of current compsets, use the utility ./query_config --compsets in this directory.
  --res GRID, -res GRID
                        (required) Specify a model grid resolution. 
                        To see list of current model resolutions, use the utility 
                        ./query_config --grids in this directory.
  --machine MACHINE, -mach MACHINE
                        Specify a machine. The default value is the match to NODENAME_REGEX in config_machines.xml. To see 
                        the list of current machines, invoke ./query_config --machines.
  --compiler COMPILER, -compiler COMPILER
                        Specify a compiler. 
                        To see list of supported compilers for each machine, use the utility 
                        ./query_config --machines in this directory. 
                        The default value will be the first one listed.
  --multi-driver        Specify that --ninst should modify the number of driver/coupler instances. 
                        The default is to have one driver/coupler supporting multiple component instances.
  --ninst NINST         Specify number of model ensemble instances. 
                        The default is multiple components and one driver/coupler. 
                        Use --multi-driver to run multiple driver/couplers in the ensemble.
  --mpilib MPILIB, -mpilib MPILIB
                        Specify the MPI library. To see list of supported mpilibs for each machine, invoke ./query_config --machines.
                        The default is the first listing in MPILIBS in config_machines.xml.
  --project PROJECT, -project PROJECT
                        Specify a project id for the case (optional).
                        Used for accounting and directory permissions when on a batch system.
                        The default is user or machine specified by PROJECT.
                        Accounting (only) may be overridden by user or machine specified CHARGE_ACCOUNT.
  --pecount PECOUNT, -pecount PECOUNT
                        Specify a target size description for the number of cores. 
                        This is used to query the appropriate config_pes.xml file and find the 
                        optimal PE-layout for your case - if it exists there. 
                        Allowed options are  ('S','M','L','X1','X2','[0-9]x[0-9]','[0-9]').
  --user-mods-dirs [USER_MODS_DIRS ...], --user-mods-dir [USER_MODS_DIRS ...]
                        Full pathname to a directory containing any combination of user_nl_* files 
                        and a shell_commands script (typically containing xmlchange commands). 
                        The directory can also contain an SourceMods/ directory with the same structure 
                        as would be found in a case directory.
                        It can also contain a file named 'include_user_mods' which gives the path to
                        one or more other directories that should be included.
                        Multiple directories can be given to the --user-mods-dirs argument,
                        in which case changes from all of them are applied.
                        (If there are conflicts, later directories take precedence.)
                        (Care is needed if multiple directories include the same directory via 'include_user_mods':
                        in this case, the included directory will be applied multiple times.)
  --pesfile PESFILE     Full pathname of an optional pes specification file. 
                        The file can follow either the config_pes.xml or the env_mach_pes.xml format.
  --gridfile GRIDFILE   Full pathname of config grid file to use. 
                        This should be a copy of config/config_grids.xml with the new user grid changes added to it. 
  --workflow WORKFLOW   A workflow from config_workflow.xml to apply to this case. 
  --srcroot SRCROOT     Alternative pathname for source root directory. The default is cimeroot/../
  --output-root OUTPUT_ROOT
                        Alternative pathname for the directory where case output is written.
  --walltime WALLTIME   Set the wallclock limit for this case in the format (the usual format is HH:MM:SS). 
                        You may use env var CIME_GLOBAL_WALLTIME to set this. 
                        If CIME_GLOBAL_WALLTIME is not defined in the environment, then the walltime
                        will be the maximum allowed time defined for the queue in config_batch.xml.
  -q QUEUE, --queue QUEUE
                        Force batch system to use the specified queue. 
  --handle-preexisting-dirs {a,r,u}
                        Do not query how to handle pre-existing bld/exe dirs. 
                        Valid options are (a)bort (r)eplace or (u)se existing. 
                        This can be useful if you need to run create_newcase non-iteractively.
  -i INPUT_DIR, --input-dir INPUT_DIR
                        Use a non-default location for input files. This will change the xml value of DIN_LOC_ROOT.
  -n, --non-local       Use when you've requested a machine that you aren't on. Will reduce errors for missing directories etc.
  --extra-machines-dir EXTRA_MACHINES_DIR
                        Optional path to a directory containing one or more of:
                        config_machines.xml, config_compilers.xml, config_batch.xml,
                        and a cmake_macros subdirectory containing CMake macros files.
                        If provided, the contents of these files will be appended to
                        the standard machine files (and any files in ~/.cime).
  --case-group CASE_GROUP
                        Add this case to a case group
  --ngpus-per-node NGPUS_PER_NODE
                        Specify number of GPUs used for simulation.