A Component-Based Approach to Integrated Modeling in the Geosciences: The Design of CSDMS
|Title||A Component-Based Approach to Integrated Modeling in the Geosciences: The Design of CSDMS|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Authors||Peckham, S, Hutton, E, Norris, B|
|Journal||Computers and Geoscience: Modeling for Environmental Change|
Development of scientific modeling software increasingly requires the coupling of multiple, independently developed models. Component-based software engineering enables the integration of plug-and-play components, but significant additional challenges must be addressed in any specific domain in order to produce a usable development and simulation environment that also encourages contributions and adoption by entire communities. In this paper we describe the challenges in creating a coupling environment for Earth-surface process modeling and the innovative approach that we have developed to address them within the Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System.