Finalized:Sunday, June 15, 2014
Author(s):Zaslavsky, I., Whitenack, T., and Valentine, D.
As part of the NSF EarthCube cross-domain interoperability roadmap and the CINERGI (Community Inventory of EarthCube Resources for Geoscience Interoperability) projects, we assembled and analysed
several catalogs of environmental models. The goals of this work included analysis of patterns of pre-model data flows from multiple domains and consistent cataloguing models across multiple model collections using a common set of metadata fields.
This paper presents status updates and initial analytical results along these goals. We explored model registries assembled by NOAA and EPA, as well as model descriptions created within CSDMS, ESMF and TESS projects. These model metadata collections were visualized and analysed using an online face ed search interface. In each case, model metadata differed across collections depending on the scope, objectives and methods used to assemble each inventory. This heterogeneity precludes efficient model linking or compatibility analysis, as well as model discovery across collections. The paper focuses on the first steps in exploring and visualizing such inventories, discussing and comparing the respective metadata models, and analysing cross-domain pre-model data flows.
Zaslavsky, I., Whitenack, T., and Valentine, D. (2014). Exploring Environmental Model Catalogs. In: D.P. Ames, N. W. T. Quinn and A. E. Rizzoli (Eds.), Proceedings of the 7th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, San Diego, California, USA, ISBN: 978-88-9035-744-2.This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1343816. Opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the authors and do not reflect the views of the NSF.