CSDMS 2014 annual meeting poster Eunseo Choi
SNAC-CHILD Coupling: Preliminary Results Towards Interoperable Modeling Frameworks
Geodynamic modeling of the Earth’s subsurface provides critical boundary conditions for surface dynamics and deformation modeling, at various time scales. This in turn may be used to investigate the formation of specific landscape and geology configurations. Linking these two scientific tool chains, and the corresponding communities, through setting up an interoperability protocol between a framework for tectonic modeling applications, Pyre, and the CSDMS model coupling approach is one of the direct aims of the on-going EarthCube Building Blocks project, "Earth System Bridge: Spanning Scientific Communities with Interoperable Modeling Frameworks". I present preliminary works towards coupling SNAC, a Pyre-compatible application for tectonic modeling, with CHILD, a landscape evolution modeling code available as a component of the CSDMS Modeling Toolkit. As a proof of concept, a coupling scheme has been implemented without making explicit use of any framework. This simplistic coupling scheme is described, validated through non-trivial models, and discussed in terms of the interoperability of frameworks.
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