Grid-BGC: A Grid-Enabled Terrestrial Carbon Cycle Model

Project Collaborators

Project Overview

The objective of the Grid-BGC project is to create an end-to-end technological solution for high-end Earth system modeling that will reduce the costs and risks associated with research on the global carbon cycle and its coupling to climate. Using the Globus Grid toolkit, we have constructed a system that separates user interaction, computation, and data storage across a test grid constructed by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the University of Colorado.

More information about this project can be found at:

Related Papers and Files

  1. P. Thornton, H.M. Tufo, N. Wilhelmi, M. Woitaszek, C. Hartsough, J. Cope. "Grid-BGC: a Grid-enabled research platform for high-resolution surface weather interpolation and biogeochemical process modeling", NASA Earth Science Technology Conference 2006, College Park, MD. June, 2006.
  2. J. Cope, C. Hartsough, P. Thornton, H. M. Tufo, N. Wilhelmi, and M. Woitaszek, "GridBGC: A Grid-Enabled Terrestrial Carbon Cycle Modeling System", Euro-Par 2005, Lisboa, Portugal, September 2005.
  3. J. Cope, C. Hartsough, S. McCreary, P. Thornton, H. M. Tufo, N. Wilhelmi, and M. Woitaszek, "Experiences from Simulating the Global Carbon Cycle in a Grid Computing Environment", The Fourteenth Global Grid Forum (GGF 14), Chicago, Illinois, June 2005.