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What is the ESPS?
The Earth System Prediction Suite (ESPS) is a collection of flagship U.S. weather and climate models and model components that are structured for interoperability, using community-developed interface standards. The ESPS represents knowledge sharing and resource efficiency among U.S. agencies engaged in environmental modeling. In the chart below, model components (shown in rows) that use common interface standards can use the same code and coupling interfaces to run in major research and operational modeling systems at NASA, NOAA, the Navy, and NSF (shown in columns). This encourages collaborative development and the transfer of research to operations.
What does it take to be part of the ESPS?
ESPS Models and Components
An ESPS coupled modeling system consists of component models, component "caps" or wrappers that provide a standard interface, couplers and drivers.
● NUOPC- complaint
● In progress
|COUPLED MODELING SYSTEMS||
|NEMS||COAMPS and COAMPS-TC||NESPC||GEOS-5||GISS ModelE||CESM|
|Driver(s) and Coupler(s)||●||●||●||●||●||●|
|GEOS-5 FV atmosphere||●|
|LAND SURFACE MODELS||
|SEA ICE MODELS||
|SPACE WEATHER MODELS||