Section: Scientific Foundations
Software chains for environmental applications
An objective of Clime is to participate in the design and creation of software chains for impact assessment and environmental crisis management. Such software chains bring together static or dynamic databases, data assimilation systems, forecast models, processing methods for environmental data and images, complex visualization tools, scientific workflows, ...
Clime is currently building, in partnership with École des Ponts ParisTech and EDF R&D, such a system for air pollution modeling: Polyphemus (see the web site http://cerea.enpc.fr/polyphemus/ ), whose architecture is specified to satisfy the data requirements (e.g., various raw data natures and sources, data preprocessing) and to support different uses of an air quality model (e.g., forecasting, data assimilation, ensemble runs).