Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog
RECORD NUMBER: 19 OF 25
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Prototyping and Implementation of Multiscale Air Quality Models for High Performance Computing.|
|Author||Byun, D. W. ; Coats, C. J. ; Hwang, D. ; Fine, S. ; Odman, T. ;|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab. ;MCNC, Research Triangle Park, NC. North Carolina Supercomputing Center.|
|Additional Subjects||Air quality ; Computerized simulation ; Air pollution ; Atmospheric chemistry ; Atmospheric models ; Three-dimensional models ; Implementation ; Standards ; Performance evaluation ; Environmental policy ; Decision making ; Revisions ;|
Important missions of the U.S. EPA are to enhance understanding of the global environmental system and to develop tools to help environmental policy decision making. Three-dimensional air quality models used by EPA are examples of such tools. In the EPA's Models-3 project, we attempt to develop a new comprehensive and flexible air quality modeling system that is amenable to modification, revision, and different applications. In this paper, we describe our use of software engineering approaches for the development of air quality model prototypes, including science templates, a model builder, and source code management tools that take advantage of developments in science and high performance computing and communication (HPCC) architectures.