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.

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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.