Integrated computer modelling approaches to environmental systems
In order to understand how pressures such as climate change and developments impact the environment we need model not just physical, chemical and biological parameters, but how these parameters interact to affect the whole system. Environmental systems couple many natural processes and simulating them accurately demands modelling them in a similar fashion. Modelling such systems more accurately can be done in two ways: either simulate everything in one large model or link smaller models together. FluidEarth focuses on the second approach: linking existing computer models together to form integrated compositions.
The FluidEarth platform is based on the concept of writing a ‘wrapper’ for software codes, and on providing a generic linking mechanism so that any model can be linked to any other.