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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:

  • Parallel computing technology
  • Message Passing Interface (MPI)
  • Threading (OpenMP)
  • Accelerators
  • New Fortran standards
  • More complex physical parameterizations

This committee is developing a software driver interface that will allow for the incorporation of physical parameterizations into operational and research NWP models in a more efficient and standardized matter.

Nominal Membership

  • Air Force
  • NASA
  • Navy
  • NOAA 
  • NSF

OAR HEADQUARTERS

301-713-2458

1315 East-West Highway
     Silver Spring, MD 20910

national.espc@noaa.gov


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