Keywords

high performance computing, software infrastructure, model coupling, framework, metadata, Python

Location

Session B1: Research Infrastructures for Integrated Environmental Modeling

Start Date

16-6-2014 10:40 AM

End Date

16-6-2014 12:00 PM

Abstract

The mission of the NOAA Environmental Software lnfrastructure and lnteroperability (NESll) group is to advance understanding and improve predictions of the Earth system by delivering infrastructure software that enables new scientific discoveries, fosters collaborations, and promotes resource efficiency. NESll software supports environmental modeling, data search and analysis, and metadata services. A core capability is the Earth System Modeling Framework (ESMF), a comprehensive object-oriented framework for building and coupling models. However, new development has focused on modular packages that can easily be combined with other software elements to form solutions to complex problems. Such modular packages include ESMPy, a Python grid remapping utility; OpenClimateGlS, a Python toolkit for subsetting, reformatting, and performing computations on climate data; Earth System CoG, a collaboration environment focused on model intercomparison projects; and Earth System Documentation (ES-Doc) tools for collecting, displaying, and comparing model metadata, developed in collaboration with an E.U. consortium. These and other NESll efforts are described.

 
Jun 16th, 10:40 AM Jun 16th, 12:00 PM

NESll Modular, High Performance lnfrastructure for Earth System Modeling

Session B1: Research Infrastructures for Integrated Environmental Modeling

The mission of the NOAA Environmental Software lnfrastructure and lnteroperability (NESll) group is to advance understanding and improve predictions of the Earth system by delivering infrastructure software that enables new scientific discoveries, fosters collaborations, and promotes resource efficiency. NESll software supports environmental modeling, data search and analysis, and metadata services. A core capability is the Earth System Modeling Framework (ESMF), a comprehensive object-oriented framework for building and coupling models. However, new development has focused on modular packages that can easily be combined with other software elements to form solutions to complex problems. Such modular packages include ESMPy, a Python grid remapping utility; OpenClimateGlS, a Python toolkit for subsetting, reformatting, and performing computations on climate data; Earth System CoG, a collaboration environment focused on model intercomparison projects; and Earth System Documentation (ES-Doc) tools for collecting, displaying, and comparing model metadata, developed in collaboration with an E.U. consortium. These and other NESll efforts are described.