This project developes an EarthCube building block, called CyberConnector, for facilitating the automatic preparation and feeding of both historic and near-real time Earth Observation customized data and on-demand derived products into Earth science models.
It will automatically process the EO data into the right products in the right form needed for ESM initialization, validation, and inter-comparison. It can support many different ESMs through its standard interfaces under a unified framework.
CyberConnector can also automatically serve the model outputs in interoperable forms through standard data services to facilitate rapid inter-model comparison. It bridges the sensors and earth science models through standard interfaces, such as Web Processing Service, Sensor Planning Service, and Catalogue Service for the Web.
The system is to be demonstrated with actual earth science models: the Cloud-Resolving Model (CRM), the Community Multi-scale Air Quality Model (CMAQ), and the Finite Volume Coastal Ocean Model. The final platform are to be deployed and maintained for operational ingestion, discovery, access, and present geospatial models, data, and information