Consistent with the National ESPC’s Charter and Vision, the National ESPC Technical Working Groups are accountable for coordinated action. For more information about the National ESPC Working Groups, please Contact Us

Common Model Architecture

This committee will develop a common architecture based on the Earth System Modeling Framework (ESMF) and coding standards as necessary to accelerate transition of research and avoid unnecessary duplication of effort. More Information

Physics Interoperability

This committee was formed to modernize the Kalnay rules, guidelines developed in 1989 to help facilitate the interchange of Fortran subroutines for physical parameterizations. Modernizing the Kalnay rules addresses changes in computational hardware and software needed for operational NWP. More Information

Content Standards Committee

Responsible for evolving and expanding the NUOPC interoperability standards. Responsible for developing conventions for metadata, documentation, physical constants, and other areas that require mutually agreed on values and formats. More Information

Model Component Liasion

The Model Component Liaison committee is charged with advancing the readiness and reliability of components that have standard ESMF / NUOPC Layer interfaces and are part of the Earth System Prediction Suite. The Model Component Liaison Committee reports to and works with the Content Standards Committee. More Information

Unified Ensemble Operations

This committee will establish commitment of the National Unified Operational Prediction Capability (NUOPC) OPCs for implementation, upgrade, operation, and management of the NUE.  More Information

Coupled Global Modeling

This committee will identify ongoing partner research and development efforts to coupled global atmosphere-ocean-land-sea ice models. the committee will assess the status of these efforts and identify the issues affecting progress for these efforts. The committee will identify skill metrics and establish skill goals for mesoscale / synoptic to seasonal coupled prediction systems. The committee will promote discussions on the science of coupled modeling, details of coupling configurations and other key scientific and technical issues. More Information

High Performance Computing

This committee examines the current and future High Performance Computing (HPC) architecture needs to meet the requirements of current and future Earth System Modeling Applications. These requirements will include both legislated / externally documented requirements and internally perceived requirements to research and operationally Earth System Models now and in the future. More Information

Program Managers

The Project and Program Manager's working group is comprised of individuals from the participating agencies who manage projects or programs that contribute or are of interest to the National ESPC. They help boost awareness, coordinate research and development, and determine strategy. More Information

ESPC Newsletter

Newsletter 2020



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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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