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Title: Building a Global Federation System for Climate Change Research: The Earth System Grid Center for Enabling Technologies (ESG-CET)

Abstract

The recent release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 4th Assessment Report (AR4) has generated significant media attention. Much has been said about the U.S. role in this report, which included significant support from the Department of Energy through the Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) and other Department of Energy (DOE) programs for climate model development and the production execution of simulations. The SciDAC-supported Earth System Grid Center for Enabling Technologies (ESG-CET) also played a major role in the IPCC AR4: all of the simulation data that went into the report was made available to climate scientists worldwide exclusively via the ESG-CET. At the same time as the IPCC AR4 database was being developed, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), a leading U.S. climate science laboratory and a ESG participant, began publishing model runs from the Community Climate System Model (CCSM), and its predecessor the Parallel Coupled Model (PCM) through ESG. In aggregate, ESG-CET provides seamless access to over 250 terabytes of distributed climate simulation data to over 6,000 registered users worldwide, who have taken delivery of more than 280 terabytes from the archive. Not only does this represent a substantial advance in scientific knowledge, itmore » is also a major step forward in how we conduct the research process on a global scale. Moving forward, the next IPCC assessment report, AR5, will demand multi-site metadata federation for data discovery and cross-domain identity management for single signon of users in a more diverse federation enterprise environment. Towards this aim, ESG is leading the effort in the climate community towards standardization of material for the global federation of metadata, security, and data services required to standardize, analyze, and access data worldwide.« less

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  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  3. Univ. of Southern California, Marina del Ray, CA (United States)
  4. National Center Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO (United States)
  5. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
  6. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (PMEL), Seattle, WA (United States)
  7. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  8. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
945629
Report Number(s):
UCRL-JRNL-232762
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Physics: Conference Series, SciDAC '07 conference proceedings, vol. 10, no. 012050, January 12, 2007, pp. 78
Additional Journal Information:
Conference: SciDAC '07 conference proceedings, January 12, 2007
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES

Citation Formats

Ananthakrishnan, R., Bernholdt, D. E., Bharathi, S., Brown, D., Chen, M., Chervenak, A. L., Cinquini, L., Drach, R., Foster, I., Fox, P., Fraser, D., Halliday, K., Hankin, S., Jones, P., Kesselman, C., Middleton, J. E., Schwidder, J., Schweitzer, R., Schuler, R., Shoshani, A., Siebenlist, F., Sim, A., Strand, W. G., Wilhelmi, N., Su, M., and Williams, Dean N. Building a Global Federation System for Climate Change Research: The Earth System Grid Center for Enabling Technologies (ESG-CET). United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/78/1/012050.
Ananthakrishnan, R., Bernholdt, D. E., Bharathi, S., Brown, D., Chen, M., Chervenak, A. L., Cinquini, L., Drach, R., Foster, I., Fox, P., Fraser, D., Halliday, K., Hankin, S., Jones, P., Kesselman, C., Middleton, J. E., Schwidder, J., Schweitzer, R., Schuler, R., Shoshani, A., Siebenlist, F., Sim, A., Strand, W. G., Wilhelmi, N., Su, M., & Williams, Dean N. Building a Global Federation System for Climate Change Research: The Earth System Grid Center for Enabling Technologies (ESG-CET). United States. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/78/1/012050.
Ananthakrishnan, R., Bernholdt, D. E., Bharathi, S., Brown, D., Chen, M., Chervenak, A. L., Cinquini, L., Drach, R., Foster, I., Fox, P., Fraser, D., Halliday, K., Hankin, S., Jones, P., Kesselman, C., Middleton, J. E., Schwidder, J., Schweitzer, R., Schuler, R., Shoshani, A., Siebenlist, F., Sim, A., Strand, W. G., Wilhelmi, N., Su, M., and Williams, Dean N. Fri . "Building a Global Federation System for Climate Change Research: The Earth System Grid Center for Enabling Technologies (ESG-CET)". United States. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/78/1/012050. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/945629.
@article{osti_945629,
title = {Building a Global Federation System for Climate Change Research: The Earth System Grid Center for Enabling Technologies (ESG-CET)},
author = {Ananthakrishnan, R. and Bernholdt, D. E. and Bharathi, S. and Brown, D. and Chen, M. and Chervenak, A. L. and Cinquini, L. and Drach, R. and Foster, I. and Fox, P. and Fraser, D. and Halliday, K. and Hankin, S. and Jones, P. and Kesselman, C. and Middleton, J. E. and Schwidder, J. and Schweitzer, R. and Schuler, R. and Shoshani, A. and Siebenlist, F. and Sim, A. and Strand, W. G. and Wilhelmi, N. and Su, M. and Williams, Dean N.},
abstractNote = {The recent release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 4th Assessment Report (AR4) has generated significant media attention. Much has been said about the U.S. role in this report, which included significant support from the Department of Energy through the Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) and other Department of Energy (DOE) programs for climate model development and the production execution of simulations. The SciDAC-supported Earth System Grid Center for Enabling Technologies (ESG-CET) also played a major role in the IPCC AR4: all of the simulation data that went into the report was made available to climate scientists worldwide exclusively via the ESG-CET. At the same time as the IPCC AR4 database was being developed, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), a leading U.S. climate science laboratory and a ESG participant, began publishing model runs from the Community Climate System Model (CCSM), and its predecessor the Parallel Coupled Model (PCM) through ESG. In aggregate, ESG-CET provides seamless access to over 250 terabytes of distributed climate simulation data to over 6,000 registered users worldwide, who have taken delivery of more than 280 terabytes from the archive. Not only does this represent a substantial advance in scientific knowledge, it is also a major step forward in how we conduct the research process on a global scale. Moving forward, the next IPCC assessment report, AR5, will demand multi-site metadata federation for data discovery and cross-domain identity management for single signon of users in a more diverse federation enterprise environment. Towards this aim, ESG is leading the effort in the climate community towards standardization of material for the global federation of metadata, security, and data services required to standardize, analyze, and access data worldwide.},
doi = {10.1088/1742-6596/78/1/012050},
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