CCPP Visioning Workshop

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- | Virtual

This workshop is an opportunity for physics developers, model developers interested in physics-dynamics coupling, code managers, computational scientists, and users to gather virtually to discuss the current status and the future of the Common Community Physics Package (CCPP). Our objective is to better connect those already engaged in the use of the CCPP, as well as to educate and engage others interested in the use of CCPP for more efficient and effective model development. Target models include the UFS, the CCPP Single Column Model, NCAR models that plan to use the emerging System for Integrated Modeling of the Atmosphere (SIMA), NEPTUNE, and possibly others, with target participants from different organizations: NOAA (i.e., EMC and NOAA labs), NCAR, NRL, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the private sector, and academia. While the workshop will not be focused on any specific modeling system, there may be breakout sessions to discuss the needs of individual modeling systems (e.g. UFS, CCPP SCM, NCAR and NRL models). A desired outcome of the workshop is a common understanding of the state of CCPP and prioritized advancements required to meet scientific and technological frontiers in the next 5-10 years.

workshop goals:

  • Inform the community about existing capabilities in CCPP Physics and Framework, including a list of known limitations.
  • Gather input from subject-matter experts on new frontiers in physics-dynamics coupling.
  • Review plans for chemistry and atmospheric composition interfaces and how they relate to CCPP.
  • Create a prioritized list of required advancements for the CCPP.
  • Gather feedback from physics developers on current status and needs regarding code management, documentation, support, training, and releases.
  • Discuss best practices for interoperability and collaborative development.

Organizing Committee:

Grant Firl (DTC and NOAA GSL)
Dustin Swales (DTC and NOAA GSL)
Courtney Peverly (NCAR CGD)
Laura Fowler (NCAR MMM)
Fangling Yang (NOAA EMC)
Ming Xue (Univ. of Oklahoma)
Lulin Xue (DTC and NCAR RAL)
Ligia Bernardet (DTC and NOAA GSL)