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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.

  • Agree to ESMF architecture, degree and detail of implementation
  • Agree to additional software or hardware standards required to promote interoperability
  • Minimize disruption to operational centers and existing development efforts
  • Estimate cost and time to implement

This committee will define a common physical architecture that enables greater interoperability of specific physical earth system prediction components. The physical architecture is defined as the scientific scope of components - what processes they include - and the relationship of components to each other in the modeling system.

  • Interact with the Content Standards Committee (CSC) to evolve standards suitable for future systems
  • Interact with the Committee for Operational Processing Centers (COPC) on recommendations for computer hardware requirements
  • The development of a common model architecture is expected to be an incremental and exploratory process, and will start with the coupling of major models
  • Interact with the Physics Interoperability (PI) committee to investigate interchange, innovations, and collaborations in model physical parameterizations
  • Interact with the Model Component Liaisons (MCL) committee to unify moderators and enhance the readiness and reliability of components for current and future coupled systems  

Coupled Model Architecture Terms of Reference - Coming Soon

Nominal Membership

  • Air Force
  • Colorado University
  • DOE
  • NASA: ESD, GSFC and JPL
  • NCAM
  • NCAR: ESMS, NESL, RAL
  • NOAA: CIRES, CPC, EMC, ESRL and GFDL
  • UK Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

OAR HEADQUARTERS

301-713-2458

1315 East-West Highway
     Silver Spring, MD 20910

national.espc@noaa.gov


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