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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

Phone: 301-713-2458
Address: 1315 East-West Highway Silver Spring, MD 20910

About Us

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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