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.


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AR by Sarah Sparrow on behalf of the Authors (27 Jan 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (28 Jan 2021) by Volker Grewe
RR by Wilco Hazeleger (05 Feb 2021)
ED: Publish as is (05 Feb 2021) by Volker Grewe
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.