FOAM: Expanding the horizons of climate modeling

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We report here on a project that expands the applicability of dynamic climate modeling to very long time scales. The Fast Ocean Atmosphere Model (FOAM) is a coupled ocean atmosphere model that incorporates physics of interest in understanding decade to century time scale variability. It addresses the high computational cost of this endeavor with a combination of improved ocean model formulation, low atmosphere resolution, and efficient coupling. It also uses message passing parallel processing techniques, allowing for the use of cost effective distributed memory platforms. The resulting model runs over 6000 times faster than real time with good fidelity, and ... continued below

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Tobis, M.; Foster, I.T. & Schafer, C.M. October 1, 1997.

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We report here on a project that expands the applicability of dynamic climate modeling to very long time scales. The Fast Ocean Atmosphere Model (FOAM) is a coupled ocean atmosphere model that incorporates physics of interest in understanding decade to century time scale variability. It addresses the high computational cost of this endeavor with a combination of improved ocean model formulation, low atmosphere resolution, and efficient coupling. It also uses message passing parallel processing techniques, allowing for the use of cost effective distributed memory platforms. The resulting model runs over 6000 times faster than real time with good fidelity, and has yielded significant results.

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21 p.

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  • Supercomputing `97: high performance networking and computing, San Jose, CA (United States), 15-21 Nov 1997

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  • Other: DE98000651
  • Report No.: ANL/MCS-P--691-0997
  • Report No.: CONF-971138--
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • DOI: 10.2172/539831 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 539831
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc694206

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Tobis, M.; Foster, I.T. & Schafer, C.M. FOAM: Expanding the horizons of climate modeling, report, October 1, 1997; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc694206/: accessed August 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.