EARTH SYSTEM MODELING FRAMEWORK
The Earth System Modeling Framework (ESMF) collaboration is building
high-performance, flexible software infrastructure to increase ease
of use, performance portability, interoperability, and reuse in climate,
numerical weather prediction, data assimilation, and other Earth science
applications. The ESMF defines an architecture for composing complex,
coupled modeling systems and includes data structures and utilities
for developing individual models.
The basic idea behind ESMF is that complicated applications should
be broken up into smaller pieces, or components. A component is a unit
of software composition that has a coherent function, and a standard
calling interface and behavior. Components can be assembled to create
multiple applications, and different implementations of a component
may be available. In ESMF, a component may be a physical domain, or
a function such as a coupler or I/O system.
ESMF also includes toolkits for building components and applications,
such as regridding software, calendar management, logging and
error handling, and parallel communications.
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