CSDMS 2014 annual meeting - Uncertainty and Sensitivity in Surface Dynamics Modeling

WMT: The CSDMS Web Modeling Tool

Mark Piper

University of Colorado, Boulder, United States
Irina Overeem University of Colorado, Boulder United States
Eric Hutton University of Colorado, Boulder United States

The CSDMS Web Modeling Tool (WMT) is the web-based successor to the desktop Component Modeling Tool (CMT). WMT presents a drag-and-drop interface that allows users to build and run coupled surface dynamics models from a web browser on a desktop, laptop or tablet computer.

With WMT, a user can:
* Design a coupled model from a list of available components
* Edit the parameters of the model components
* Save the coupled model to a server, where it can be accessed from any computer
* Set run parameters, including the computer/cluster on which to run the model
* Share saved modeling projects with others in the community
* Submit jobs to the high-performance computing system

Although WMT is web-based, the building and configuration of a model can be done offline. The user can then reconnect to save a model and submit it for a run.
In this clinic we present an overview of WMT, including an explanation of the user interface, a listing of the currently available models and a discussion of how models can be run in operational mode or in reduced-input mode for teaching. We cap the clinic with a live demonstration of setting up, saving and running a coupled model on the CSDMS supercomputer system.

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Of interest for:
  • Terrestrial Working Group
  • Coastal Working Group
  • Marine Working Group
  • Education and Knowledge Transfer (EKT) Working Group
  • Cyberinformatics and Numerics Working Group
  • Hydrology Focus Research Group