CHAMMP Climate Modeling Program

The CHAMMP Science Team Meeting is scheduled for March 3-6 in San Antonio. Here is a link for the meeting information.

The Computer Hardware, Advanced Mathematics and Model Physics (CHAMMP ) program is a Department of Energy program to rapidly advance the science of decade and longer scale climate prediction. A major component of the CHAMMP program links the emerging technologies in High Performance Computing to the development of computationally efficient and numerically accurate climate prediction models. Sponsored by the Office of Health and Environmental Research (OHER) , the program involves a joint laboratory-university effort to develop computational methods and simulation capabilities for future atmosphere and ocean general circulation models. These computer programs will form the core of advanced prediction models that can be used to study climate change.

Projects sponsored by CHAMMP are classed in two groups, Science Team and Development Team projects. The Development Team is implementing several state-of-the-art atmosphere and ocean general circulation models on high performance parallel computers. Recently, the development teams have begun the process of coupling ocean, ice and atmospheric components to study the utility of high resolution, eddy resolving ocean models for the coupled climate system. The image on the header is sea surface temperature output from an eddy resolving ocean model (the POP code) generated on a massively parallel computer at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

This server supports the collaboration of CHAMMP researchers. The server supports the exchange of software developed in the CHAMMP program or important to the mission of CHAMMP. It also provides a World Wide Web link for research results in the form of on-line technical documents and program information such as the CHAMMP newsletter.

The program is organized in Science Teams that perform basic climate research and Model Development Teams, which provide state of the art climate models for massively parallel computers:

Other information related to the CHAMMP program may be of interest:

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