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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "ClimateProposal" by ChrisMattmann
Date Sat, 26 Jan 2013 18:48:07 GMT
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The "ClimateProposal" page has been changed by ChrisMattmann:

   * Active relationships and possible cooperation with related projects and communities,
including end user and scientific communities, CORDEX, NARCCAP, US NCA, IPCC, ESG, etc.
   * Active relationships and possible cooperation with existing Apache communities, e.g.,
OODT, Hadoop/HIVE, Sqoop, Tika, SIS, etc.
   * Initial Apache release.
-  * Leverage Apache Open Climate Toolkit in climate activities at NASA, in the international
community as mentioned above, and beyond.
+  * Leverage Apache Open Climate Workbench in climate activities at NASA, in the international
community as mentioned above, and beyond.
   * Vetting all software licenses and making sure IP is clear (software grant from JPL forthcoming).
  == Current Status ==
  === Meritocracy ===
  30% of the proposed initial committers are familiar with the meritocracy principles of Apache.
As stated above this includes 5 ASF members. Of the mentorship list, we have included Chris
Douglas, a PMC member from Hadoop and ASF member to help guide the community. Chris M. and
Chris D. have guided a number of projects through the Incubator over the years. The other
mentor includes Paul Ramirez, who has experience with the Incubator -- he was a mentor for
Apache Any23, and also was  one of the PPMC members and eventual mentor for Apache SIS. The
70% of proposed initial committers that aren't as familiar with Apache have a broad range
of experience in other open source projects, and have a deep respect and affinity for the
foundation and the work that gets done here. The more experience ASF mentors and project members
will help to guide them.
  === Community ===
- There is an existing, established community of developers and users of CLIMATE -- say more.
+ There is an existing, established community of developers and users of this projet. This
includes established communities including the Coordinated Regional Downscaling Experiment,
the U.S. National Climate Assessment (NCA), the North American Regional Climate Change Assessment
Program (NARCCAP), and more. The Coordinated Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX, is a world wide effort of coordination of regional
climate downscaling (RCD) experiments driven by the World Climate Research Program (WRCP, Recently, a large number of RCD projects have been
carried out on a large parts of the world. To maximize the benefits of these research activities
the WCRP designed a framework (Giorgi, WMO-Bulletin, 2009) focused on "quality-control [of]
data sets of RCD-based information for the recent historical past and 21st century projections,
covering the majority of populated land regions on the globe".  CORDEX defined different control
domains (up to 10, for almost all the populated regions of the
world in a way to standardize the experiments and make them comparable. A key region focused
on Africa was also designated as the top priority by WRCP. CORDEX also provides a a series
of conventions and list of variables that have to be followed by any project that wants to
contribute to the experiment. Each CORDEX region has a coordinator and regional and international
periodic meetings are scheduled in a way to ensure the global well being. NARCCAP is the U.S.
contribution to CORDEX. From the [[|US
National Climate Assessment]] site, work is "being conducted under the auspices of the Global
Change Research Act of 1990. The GCRA requires a report to the President and the Congress
every four years that integrates, evaluates, and interprets the findings of the U.S. Global
Change Research Program (USGCRP); analyzes the effects of global change on the natural environment,
agriculture, energy production and use, land and water resources, transportation, human health
and welfare, human social systems, and biological diversity; and analyzes current trends in
global change, both human-induced and natural, and projects major trends for the subsequent
25 to 100 years."
+ Apache Open Climate Workbench will support all of these communities above, with an eye towards
being a general purpose climate evaluation toolkit for model output and remote sensing data.
  === Core Developers ===
- The initial set of developers comes from NASA, ESGF, Universities (Cape Town, Free Univ.
Berlin), NSF/UCLA, and is international. Say more here.
+ The initial set of developers comes from various NASA centers (JPL, and Goddard Space Flight
Center), NASA HQ, various  Universities participating in CORDEX (Cape Town, University of
New South Wales), the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, the Free Univ. Berlin), the
University of California Los Angeles, and Howard University.
  === Alignment ===
  CLIMATE aligns with:
@@ -179, +181 @@

  Sponsoring Entity
   * Apache Incubator
+ Open Climate Workbench

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