The GRIDSPEC project enables collaborative development in the libCF library to assist in the development of GRIDSPEC - a proposed CF extension for the annotation of complex Earth system grids. To advance the state of the art in climate science, Unidata is happy to participate in the development of infrastructure to enable more accurate distribution of gridded data sets such as those produced by climate models. The software originally developed at NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) has been included in the libCF library.
GRIDSPEC's goal is to allow producers of gridded data sets to exactly specify their grids, in a way that allows for conservative regridding. The GRIDSPEC code in libcf is based on the code of Zhi Liang, at GFDL, who is now directly contributing to libcf development, with an account in the cvs repository. All of this GRIDSPEC work has prompted NOAA's Global Interoperability Program to send some support funding to Unidata, which is very welcome here.
The Unidata Program Center is collaborating with the following entities on the GRIDSPEC project: