How can scientists collaborate to analyze and compare petabytes of data from all around the world on a short deadline?
AGU’s Eos featured a story, “Hackathon Speeds Progress Toward Climate Model Collaboration,” by Regional and Global Model Analysis (RGMA) program area scientists Wilbert Weijer of Los Alamos National Laboratory, Forrest Hoffman of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Paul Ullrich of the University of California-Davis, and Michael Wehner and Jialin Liu of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
The article tells the story of a monumental, collaborative effort by scientists contributing to the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP). With the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) deadline to submit papers just months away, the RGMA scientists took an innovative path to overcome the challenge—a hackathon.
Read the full Eos story (link to pdf). Read EESM’s related story, “DOE Scientists Take on Colossal CMIP6 Data Analysis Challenge.”