Re: VisAD and ESMF

Hi Riccardo,

I don't know much about ESMF, but a quick browse of:

  http://www.esmf.ucar.edu/

suggests that ESMF does not specify a particular
visualization system. I don't see any competition
between VisAD and ESMF. It shouldn't be difficult
to adapt the VisAD data model to ESMF data. I
understand that VisAD is being used with WRF,
another collaborative model project. I did see
mention of Vis5D on the ESMF site, in connection
with visualization at the ECMWF, and other
visualization systems.

Cheers
Bill

On Fri, 1 Apr 2005, Riccardo Rigon wrote:

> I am new to the VisAD technologies and I arrived to discover it by
> searching
> methods and models to couple meteorological models and hydrological
> models.
>
> I see in VisAD a great opportunity, however I observe that at UCAR it
> was recently started
> an ambitious program called ESMF (Earth System Modelling Framework)
> which seems
> to go in different directions. Does someone thought to fill the gaps
> between VisAD and ESFM ? (Sometimes cooperation is better than
> competition!)
>
> Thank you in advance for any information,
>
>
> Riccardo Rigon
>
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