The Cupid project is creating a software development and user training environment for climate models. There are two main activities. The first is the creation of an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) based on the Eclipse framework, work led by the Georgia Institute of Technology. The second is the creation of a NUOPC component-based version of GISS ModelE, a collaboration that includes staff from NOAA NESII, NASA GISS and NASA GSFC. Standard ESMF and NUOPC component interfaces will be prototyped. As the project proceeds, we plan to merge these lines of development, so that ModelE can be linked to the IDE. The resulting system should allow GISS modelers and new users to change, configure, and run the model more easily.
CoG was developed under grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and in partnership with the Department of Energy Office of Science and the Infrastructure for the European Network for Earth System Modeling project supported by the European Union. Data archive and search provided by the Earth System Grid Federation.