Published: July 10, 2008
BARCELONA Forrest Hoffman (ORNL Computer Science and Mathematics Division) presented two papers at the International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software (iEMSs 2008) biennial meeting in Barcelona, Spain. One paper described the application of multivariate spatio-temporal cluster analysis to environmental problems, including ecoregionalization, sampling network analysis and design, and model/data comparison. This paper described a variety of new algorithm improvements that have dramatically reduced the computational run time of the analysis tool and allow even larger data sets to be included in analyses. The second paper presented the Carbon-Land Model Intercomparison Project (C-LAMP)partially funded by a SciDAC2 climate projectto the international modeling community. This paper focused on the modeling protocol and metrics for evaluating terrestrial biogeochemistry models. Both papers are available in the Proceedings of the iEMSs Fourth Biennial Meeting: International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software (iEMSs 2008), ISBN 978-84-7653-074-0. Hoffman's research is funded primarily by the Office of Biological and Environmental Research (OBER), Climate and Environmental Sciences Division.