Accession Number : ADA019344

Title :   Programming and the Climate Dynamics Project,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Cooper,D. ; Heiser,L. ; Mobley,R. ; Nelson,A. ; Pass,D.

Report Date : JUL 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : Programming for the ARPA funded Climate Dynamics Project is a mixed bag. The primary task is modeling the earth's atmosphere and oceans. The ramifications of that task are often amazing. They include use of the ILLIAC IV computer and the ARPA network, extremely large data bases (50 offline 2314 disk packs at present, and up to the equivalent of 420 online 2314's in the future), and graphic display systems. The wide variety of computers presently used by the project (370/158, 360/91, PDP-10, B6700 and ILLIAC IV) present numerous problems and languages for programmers to contend with. This paper will be an attempt to summarize all of this activity. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Earth models, *Ocean models, *Computerized simulation, *Information retrieval, *Climate, *Digital computers, Minicomputers, Data bases, Networks, Circulation, Global, Grids(Coordinates), Broadband, Communication and radio systems, Computer programs, Marine climatology

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Numerical Mathematics
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE