Keywords

model ensemble, gross primary production, standards for model documentation

Location

Session A2: Sharing Scientific Environmental Data and Models

Start Date

17-6-2014 2:00 PM

End Date

17-6-2014 3:20 PM

Description

The spread of cloud computing services gives community modelling a reasonable opportunity to become a reality in scientific research. However, even if models will be deployed in clouds, and model codes will be open for re-use, there will be little progress in community modelling in the lack of consensus standards for model documentation. This paper is to discuss a conceptual framework for developing such standards. The proposed conceptual framework is based on the idea that a new model is often a modification of an old one, and hence, the similarities between the models of the same environmental process could be expressed in terms of object-oriented programming (i.e. as either inheritance or polymorphism). The advantages of such conceptual framework are illustrated with an ensemble of so-called production efficiency models (PEMs) which are used for modelling primary production of terrestrial ecosystems.

 
Jun 17th, 2:00 PM Jun 17th, 3:20 PM

The use of object-oriented programming concepts for documenting a model ensemble

Session A2: Sharing Scientific Environmental Data and Models

The spread of cloud computing services gives community modelling a reasonable opportunity to become a reality in scientific research. However, even if models will be deployed in clouds, and model codes will be open for re-use, there will be little progress in community modelling in the lack of consensus standards for model documentation. This paper is to discuss a conceptual framework for developing such standards. The proposed conceptual framework is based on the idea that a new model is often a modification of an old one, and hence, the similarities between the models of the same environmental process could be expressed in terms of object-oriented programming (i.e. as either inheritance or polymorphism). The advantages of such conceptual framework are illustrated with an ensemble of so-called production efficiency models (PEMs) which are used for modelling primary production of terrestrial ecosystems.