Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 3473–3486, 2021
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 3473–3486, 2021

Model description paper 09 Jun 2021

Model description paper | 09 Jun 2021

OpenIFS@home version 1: a citizen science project for ensemble weather and climate forecasting

Sarah Sparrow et al.

Data sets

OpenIFS@home: Ex-tropcial Cyclone Karl Case Study Sparrow, S, Bowery A, Carver G, Koehler M, Ollinaho P, Pappenberger F, Wallom D, Weisheimer A

Model code and software

OpenIFS@home submission xml generation scrips Sparrow, S

OpenIFS@home ancillary file repository scripts Sparrow, S

OpenIFS@home webpages and dashboard Sparrow, S

Instructions and code for controlling ECMWF OpenIFS application in (CPDN) Bowery A and Carver G

Short summary
This paper describes how the research version of the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts’ Integrated Forecast System is combined with’s public volunteer computing resource to develop OpenIFS@home. Thousands of volunteer personal computers simulated slightly different realizations of Tropical Cyclone Karl to demonstrate the performance of the large-ensemble forecast. OpenIFS@Home offers researchers a new tool to study weather forecasts and related questions.