Alumni Project

Earth System Grid II: Turning Climate Datasets into Community Resources

This is a collaboratory for the development of a virtual collaborative environment linking distributed centers, models, data, and users. The creation of the ESG II has a potential for a very significant improvement of scientific productivity and collaboration among the investigators in the USA. Proper deployment of ESG II has an equal potential to facilitate exchange among climatologists all over the world, providing a badly needed platform for the management of the massive amounts of data that are being generated. Development of this and similar concepts is essential for rapid, precise, and convincing analysis of short- and long-term weather patterns, particularly in the period when increasing pollution introduces changes that may affect us for generations to come.


$2.0M$1.0M$1.9M$1.8M $2.0M
* figures provided by Yukiko Sekine, DOE-HQ

Institutions Involved

  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • University Center for Atmospheric Research
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Principal Investigator

Ian Foster

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