SIMA Community Feedback Survey
The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) has long provided atmospheric models from idealized to weather to climate to the community. NCAR is now developing a unified infrastructure for its next generation of models: the System for Integrated Modeling of the Atmosphere (SIMA).
Your input is requested to help make the SIMA effort reflect the needs of our community.
More information on SIMA can be found at:
This website Includes links to a description, a vision document, and current status.
In addition there is a 'User Experience Survey' on technical aspects for which your input would be very valuable:
Thanks for your time.
A Unified (weather, climate, chemistry, geospace) Community Atmosphere Model is a good idea to pursue.
Why did you answer this way?
What is your main use of atmosphere models?
What are your scientific aspirations for modeling in the next 3-5 years: i.e., what is your next proposal going to do?
How about the one beyond that? What experiments do you want to be running in 5 to 7 years?
What science questions would you want to pursue using a unified system for atmospheric modeling?
Can the questions you identified be addressed with current community models? Why or why not?
Are there previous experiences you have had with similar unification efforts of other weather → climate models we should be aware of? Which ones?
What lessons learned can you share from other models, or other unification efforts?
Are you a user of existing models from NCAR (WRF, CESM, MPAS) or other institutions? If others, which ones? [Note: there is a companion survey regarding specifics of how models are used.]
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