CSSEF : Climate Science for a Sustainable Energy Future
Ian T. Foster
Bryce Allen, Emil Constantinescu, Robert Jacob, Steve Tuecke, Xiaoyan Zeng
Argonne: Beth Drewniak, Rachana Ananthakrishnan, Elsewhere: David Bader (project PI), Bill Collins, Jim Hack, Phil Jones
LLNL, LBNL, LANL, BNL, ORNL, PNNL, SNL
The Climate Science for a Sustainable Energy Future (CSSEF) project objectives are threefold: (1) accelerate
incorporation of new knowledge, including process data and observations, into climate models; (2) develop new
methods for rapid evaluation of improved models; and (3) develop novel approaches to exploit computing at the
level of tens of petaflops in climate models. Success in this project will enable scientists to answer questions
posed in the period after the publication of the IPCC 5th Assessment Report.
The project comprises three components: data and testbeds, numerical methods and computational science, and
uncertainty quantification. There are activities in each area that are focused on the atmosphere, land, and
ocean/sea-ice components of a climate model as well as stand-alone activities that benefit all components.