599 Collaborative REAnalysis Technical Environment—Visualizer (CREATE-V)

Wednesday, 13 January 2016
Hall D/E ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Mark McInerney, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and G. L. Potter, L. Carriere, D. Nadeau, E. Winter, J. Peters, T. P. Maxwell, S. Strong, Y. Shen, J. Hertz, S. Ambrose, J. L. Schnase, and G. S. Tamkin

The NASA Climate Model Data Service (CDS) and the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) are collaborating to provide a technical environment for the comparative study of the major reanalysis projects: ECMWF ERA-Interim and ERA-20C, NASA/GMAO MERRA and MERRA2, NOAA/NCEP CFSR, NOAA/ESRL 20CR and 20CRv2, JMA JRA25, and JRA55. The effort is called the Collaborative REAnalysis Technical Environment or “CREATE”. CREATE is a three part project: 1) CREATE Intercomparison Project (CREATE-IP), 2) Analytic Services, and 3) CREATE Visualizer (CREATE-V). CREATE-IP is the foundational activity collecting all available reanalysis datasets into a centralized computing platform, reformatted into high frequency data for intercomparison and open analytic services. This poster will focus on reanalysis analytic service capabilities, how the analytic service is accessed, and online visualization of CREATE-V. The result of open analytic access and visualization services over multiple reanalysis datasets means climate and non-climate scientists now have the ability to surgically access and integrate reanalysis data into client side projects without having to invest in expensive computing infrastructure or having to transfer large volumes of data. Additionally, CREATE-V provides online quad-panel GIS based mapping capabilities for manual analysis of high frequency reanalysis data to inspect trends, variability, and more.

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