OASISCoupling numerical models is a central issue in the climate research community and in other research fields such as electromagnetism, computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Ideally, the coupler, i.e. the software interface between the different models, should allow the realization of coupled simulations on different types of platforms at a minimal cost, the testing of different coupling algorithms (e.g. time strategy or interpolation methods), and an objective intercomparison of coupled models by changing some or all component models. One can see right away that these specifications strongly suggest modularity as the key concept in designing the interface software structure.
OASIS was written to answer these requirements. OASIS is a software allowing synchronized exchanges of coupling information between numerical models representing different components of the climate system.
For more information, please refer to the OASIS web site .
Last update : 22 August 2011, Sophie Valcke.