Community Code

The DTC provides the development and support for two software packages that serve as important underpinnings of Earth System Model development:

  • CCPP: Common Community Physics Package
  • METplus: Enhanced Model Evaluation Tools

CCPP and its companion Single Column Model (SCM) provide a collaborative infrastructure for the development of physics parameterizations that can be used across different Earth system models.  METplus is a verification framework that can be applied to a broad range of temporal and spatial scales, as well as modeling systems.  To learn more about the capabilities of CCPP and METplus and how to obtain support using these packages, visit their respective webpages. 

Legacy Software/Tools

In the past, the DTC was responsible for supporting additional software packages that are no longer central to the DTC’s mission: 

The DTC has continued to provide the community with access to the documentation and tutorial materials for these packages, despite no longer providing support, but the information for these packages will be removed from the DTC website at the beginning of April 2024 as part of an overhaul of the DTC website.

Software/Tools supported by EPIC

In the early days of the Unified Forecast System (UFS), the DTC established an initial support framework for UFS applications. These support responsibilities have been transitioned to the Earth Prediction Innovation Center (EPIC).  The DTC’s UFS webpage is no longer maintained and will be removed at the beginning of April 2024. All parties interested in engaging with UFS are advised to consult the EPIC website.