The computational future for climate and Earth system models: on the path to petaflop and beyond

  title={The computational future for climate and Earth system models: on the path to petaflop and beyond},
  author={Warren M. Washington and Lawrence Buja and Anthony P. Craig},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences},
  pages={833 - 846}
  • W. WashingtonLawrence BujaA. Craig
  • Published 13 March 2009
  • Environmental Science
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
The development of the climate and Earth system models has had a long history, starting with the building of individual atmospheric, ocean, sea ice, land vegetation, biogeochemical, glacial and ecological model components. The early researchers were much aware of the long-term goal of building the Earth system models that would go beyond what is usually included in the climate models by adding interactive biogeochemical interactions. In the early days, the progress was limited by computer… 

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