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Title: FACE-IT. A Science Gateway for Food Security Research

Progress in sustainability science is hindered by challenges in creating and managing complex data acquisition, processing, simulation, post-processing, and intercomparison pipelines. To address these challenges, we developed the Framework to Advance Climate, Economic, and Impact Investigations with Information Technology (FACE-IT) for crop and climate impact assessments. This integrated data processing and simulation framework enables data ingest from geospatial archives; data regridding, aggregation, and other processing prior to simulation; large-scale climate impact simulations with agricultural and other models, leveraging high-performance and cloud computing; and post-processing to produce aggregated yields and ensemble variables needed for statistics, for model intercomparison, and to connect biophysical models to global and regional economic models. FACE-IT leverages the capabilities of the Globus Galaxies platform to enable the capture of workflows and outputs in well-defined, reusable, and comparable forms. We describe FACE-IT and applications within the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project and the Center for Robust Decision-making on Climate and Energy Policy.
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  1. Univ. of Naples Federico II (Italy); Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States)
  2. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States)
  3. Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL (United States)
  4. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
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Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Concurrency and Computation. Practice and Experience; Journal Volume: 27; Journal Issue: 16
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC); National Science Foundation (NSF), Arlington, VA (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States