Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 3473–3486, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-3473-2021
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 3473–3486, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-3473-2021

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 https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/ed1bc64e34a14ca28fedd2731735d18a

Model code and software

OpenIFS@home submission xml generation scrips Sparrow, S https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3999542

OpenIFS@home ancillary file repository scripts Sparrow, S https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3999551

OpenIFS@home webpages and dashboard Sparrow, S https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3999555

Instructions and code for controlling ECMWF OpenIFS application in climateprediction.net (CPDN) Bowery A and Carver G https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3999557

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Short summary
This paper describes how the research version of the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts’ Integrated Forecast System is combined with climateprediction.net’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.