DOE Ultrascale Visualization Climate Data Analysis Tool (UV-CDAT)
UV-CDAT is a powerful and complete front-end to a rich set of visual-data exploration and analysis capabilities well suited for climate-data analysis problems. This project seeks to advance climate science by fulfilling computational and diagnostic/visualization capabilities needed for the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) climate research.
Developed by partnering with the Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF) and the community to create a larger problem-solving environment, UV-CDAT is an open source, easy-to-use application that links together disparate software subsystems and packages to form an integrated environment for analysis and visualization.
According to the developers, building a large distributed system to disseminate and manage large-scale climate data and resources such as the ESGF is essential. Equally important is the Ultrascale Visualization Climate Data Analysis Tools (UV-CDAT) for analyzing, diagnosing, visualizing data for model-intercomparison projects' observation output, and very high-resolution climate-model simulations.
Led by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), the consortium consists of four DOE laboratories (Los Alamos, Lawrence Berkeley, LLNL, and Oak Ridge), two universities (University of Utah and the Polytechnic Institute of New York University), NASA, and two private companies (Kitware and tech-X) that will develop reusable software and workflow analysis and visualization applications for large-scale DOE climate modeling and measurements archives. The UV-CDAT concept is simple and flexible enough to interchange parts to expand for future DOE activities.
The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is operated by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, for the DOE's National Nuclear Security Administration.
Publication Date: January 14, 2015
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
- U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
- Modeling tool