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?
- ESPS components and coupled modeling systems are NUOPC-compliant. ESPS interface standards are based on ESMF and conventions called the NUOPC Layer
- ESPS codes are versioned.
- Model documentation is provided for each version of the ESPS component or modeling system
- Regression and verification tests are provided for each component and modeling system configuration
- There is a commitment to continued NUOPC compliance and ESPS participation for new versions of the code