Accession Number:

ADA626027

Title:

The Earth System Prediction Suite: Toward a Coordinated U.S. Modeling Capability

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Report Date:

2015-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

The Earth System Prediction Suite ESPS is a collection of flagship U.S. weather and climate models and model components that are being instrumented to conform to interoperability conventions, documented to follow metadata standards, and made available either under open source terms or to credentialed users. The ESPS represents a culmination of efforts to create a common Earth system model architecture, and the advent of increasingly coordinated model development activities in the U.S. ESPS component interfaces are based on the Earth System Modeling Framework SMF, community-developed software for building and coupling models, and the National Unified Operational Prediction Capability NUOPC Layer, a set of ESMF-based component templates and interoperability conventions. This shared infrastructure simplifies the process of model coupling by guaranteeing that components conform to a set of technical and semantic behaviors. The ESPS encourages distributed, multi-agency development of modeling systems, controlled experimentation and testing, and exploration of novel model configurations, such as those motivated by research involving managed and interactive ensembles. ESPS codes include the Navy Global Environmental Model NavGEM, HYbrid Coordinate Ocean Model HYCOM, and Coupled Ocean Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System COAMPS the NOAA Environmental Modeling System NEMS and the Modular Ocean Model MOM the Community Earth System Model CESM and the NASA ModelE climate model and GEOS-5 atmospheric general circulation model.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE