LEAD Status Report

May 2004

Doug Lindholm
Tom Baltzer
Mohan Ramamurthy


The Linked Environments for Atmospheric Discovery (LEAD) is a National Science Foundation Large Information Technology Research (ITR) project that is creating an integrated, scalable cyberinfrastructure for mesoscale meteorology research and education. It is a five year effort that started in the Fall of 2003.

The UPC is working in collaboration with seven other University partners to set up a collection of test bed computer systems to support the research and educational goals of the LEAD project. Each test bed, including one at the UPC, will integrate existing and new tools (e.g. for data gathering, serving, mining, assimilation, and forecast modeling) and enable them to interoperate under the dynamic control of a Grid environment.

Unidata's Role in LEAD

The primary roles that Unidata will play in the near term in the LEAD effort include:

Benefits to Unidata Community

In addition to meeting the goals of the LEAD project, Unidata's efforts toward these ends will enhance our ability to serve the community. In fact, we are concentrating our efforts initially on the aspects of LEAD in which we think our community is most interested. Some of the community benefits will include:

Recent Accomplishments

Ongoing Efforts