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Earth System Prediction Suite (ESPS)

ESPS: The Earth System Prediction Suite

The Earth System Prediction Suite (ESPS) is a collection of flagship U.S. weather and climate models and model components that are structured for interoperability, using community-developed interface standards. The ESPS represents knowledge sharing and resource efficiency among U.S. agencies engaged in environmental modeling. In the chart below, model components (shown in rows) that use common interface standards can use the same code and coupling interfaces to run in major research and operational modeling systems at NASA, NOAA, the Navy, and NSF (shown in columns). This encourages collaborative development and the transfer of research to operations.

What does it take to be part of the ESPS?

  1. ESPS components and coupled modeling systems are NUOPC-compliant. ESPS interface standards are based on ESMF and conventions called the NUOPC Layer
  2. ESPS codes are versioned.
  3. Model documentation is provided for each version of the ESPS component or modeling system
  4. ESPS codes have clear terms of use (e.g. public domain statement, open source license, proprietary status), and have a way for credentialed ESPC collaborators to request access
  5. Regression and verification tests are provided for each component and modeling system configuration
  6. There is a commitment to continued NUOPC compliance and ESPS participation for new versions of the code

ESPS Models and Components

An ESPS coupled modeling system consists of component models, component "caps" or wrappers that provide a standard interface, couplers and drivers.
Access version information, documentation, code and test reports at the Code Access and Documentation links below.

● NUOPC - Complaint
● In Progress
COUPLED MODELING SYSTEMS
Code Access and Documentation
 
  UFS COAMPS and COAMPS-TC NESPC GEOS-5 GISS ModelE CESM
Driver(s) and Coupler(s)
ATMOSPHERE MODELS
Code Access and Documentation
CAM          
COAMPS atmosphere          
GEOS-5 FV atmosphere          
NOAA FV3GFS          
NOAA GSM          
ModelE atmosphere          
NavGEM          
NEPTUNE          
NMMB          
HYDROLOGICAL MODELS
Code Access and Documentation
WRF-Hydro        
LAND SURFACE MODELS
Code Access and Documentation
LIS Noah        
CLM          
OCEAN MODELS
Code Access and Documentation
HYCOM      
MOM      
NCOM          
POP          
SEA ICE MODELS
Code Access and Documentation
CICE  
KISS          
SIS          
SPACE WEATHER MODELS
Code Access and Documentation
IPE          
WAVE MODELS
Code Access and Documentation
SWAN          
WaveWatch III      


Guidelines developed for repositories housing ESPS model components were developed by the ESPC Model Component Liaison Committee and are available here.

To learn more about ESPS, see The Earth System Prediction Suite: Toward a Coordinated U.S Modeling Capability (Theurich et al.) in the July 2016 issue of BAMS [link to PDF]. [Page links back to Interoperability with the ESPS table.]

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The Earth System Prediction Capability (ESPC) was formed in 2010, with an updated Charter in 2016, between the original NUOPC partners with the addition of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Department of Energy (DOE), and National Science Foundation (NSF) to improve coordination and collaboration across federally sponsored environmental research and operational prediction communities for scientific development and operational implementation of improved global prediction at the weather-to-climate interface.

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