Describing Earth System Simulations with the Metafor CIM

B. N. Lawrence, V. Balaji, P. Bentley, S. Callaghan, C. DeLuca, S. Denvil, G. Devine, M. Elkington, R. W. Ford, E. Guilyardi, M. Lautenschlager, M. Morgan (+9 others)
2012 Geoscientific Model Development Discussions  
The Metafor project has developed a common information model (CIM) using the ISO19100 series formalism to describe numerical experiments carried out by the Earth system modelling community, the models they use, and the simulations that result. Here we describe the mechanism by which the CIM was developed, and its key properties. We introduce the conceptual and application versions and the controlled vocabularies developed in the context of supporting the fifth Coupled Model Intercomparison
more » ... ct (CMIP5). We describe how the CIM has been used in experiments to describe model coupling properties and describe the near term expected evolution of the CIM. Published by Copernicus Publications on behalf of the European Geosciences Union.
doi:10.5194/gmdd-5-1669-2012 fatcat:age5dz2esrd6bicgghevzc6jwi