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Climateprediction.net: Distributed Computing for Global Climate Research - Demonstrator Project

Climateprediction.net Demonstrator


The objectives of climateprediction.net project are: 1. To harness the power of idle home and business PCs to provide the first fully probabilistic 50-year forecast of human induced climate change based on a perturbed-physics ensemble simulation with a full-scale three-dimensional atmosphere-ocean general circulation model. 2. To enhance public understanding of climate modeling and the nature of uncertainty in climate prediction, enabling secondary- and tertiary-level students to perform their own climate modeling research projects, both as individuals and in distributed research teams.   3. To provide a platform for the development and demonstration of peer-to-peer data analysis and visualization software in the context of a massively distributed data archive. 4. To demonstrate the potential of distributed computing for Monte Carlo ensemble simulations of chaotic systems with advanced geophysical fluid dynamics computer codes. This demonstrator project is to develope the software for a public distribution to be funded by the NERC eScience programme.

Maturity: Initial Research
Region: UK
Type: Demonstrator
Grant Value: £75,000.00
Start Date: 01/01/2002
End Date: 30/09/2002
Project Status: completed
Funding Agency: Core

Project Members
Dr Myles Allen

Collaborating Organisations
University of Oxford

Component(s) Project Develops
This project is not associated with any components at present.

Application Area(s) associated with Project
This project is not associated with any application areas at present.


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