The Flexible Modeling System
In climate research, with the increased emphasis on detailed representation of individual physical processes governing the climate, the construction of a model has come to require large teams working in concert, with individual sub-groups each specializing in a different component of the climate system, such as the ocean circulation, the biosphere, land hydrology, radiative transfer and chemistry, and so on. The development of model code now requires teams to be able to contribute components to an overall coupled system, with no single kernel of researchers mastering the whole. This may be called the distributed development model, in contrast with the monolithic small-team model development process of earlier decades.
KeywordsSurface Boundary Layer Exchange Grid Parent Grid Ensemble Filter Land Hydrology
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