Earth System Curator
Entry ID: ESC
Abstract: The Earth System Curator team is prototyping a software environment for assembling, running, and archiving information about climate models. The idea is to make it easier for scientists to perform modeling experiments, and to coordinate with each other on efforts such as Model Intercomparison Projects (MIPs) and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessments.
One of the ... first goals of the Curator project is to help supplement and refine metadata schema such as the Climate and Forecast (CF) and Numerical Model Metadata (NMM) conventions so that they better serve model analysis projects, and so that they are complete and precise enough to serve as the foundation for software tools that can automate workflow tasks. The Curator team will define an extended schema that utilizes CF and NMM conventions.
The Curator will be a set of tools, based on this extended schema, that allows modelers to:
-archive and query models, experiments, model components, and model output
-test the technical compatibility of model components
-assemble and run multi-component models
[Summary provided by the Earth System Curator.]
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Peer-reviewed publications supported by this grant:
Siddoway, C., 2008, Tectonics of the West Antarctic rift system: New light on the history and dynamics of distributed intracontinental extension (invited paper) in Cooper, A. et al., Antarctica: A Keystone in a
Changing World, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C., pp. 91-114.
Siddoway, C., 2007, Geology ... of Marie Byrd Land (invited paper), in Riffenburgh, B., ed., Encyclopedia of the Antarctic, volume 2, New York: Routledge, p. 623-627.
Siddoway, C. and Siddoway, M., 2007, Geometrical analysis of structural data collected at high South latitude: A modular arithmetic method that addresses meridional convergence. IN: Cooper, A. and Raymond, C., Antarctica: A Keystone in a Changing World, U.S. Geological Survey and The National Academies; USGS OFR-2007-1047, doi:10.3133/of2007-1047.srp061 [5 pages], http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1047/srp/srp061/ .
Siddoway C. and Fanning C.M., in preparation, Continental tectonics of the East Gondwana margin: Timing and significance of middle Paleozoic orogenesis in West Antarctica, Tectonophysics special issue on Hot Orogens, edited by D. Chardon, P. Rey, C. Teyssier, and D. Whitney. Submission date 7/30/2008.
Siddoway, C., Stypula, M., Morin, P., Peterson, D., Malolepszy, Z., Wilson, D., Luyendyk, B.P., LaRue, M., 2008 in prep., GIS-based 3-D geological map of Marie Byrd Land, on-line dynamic GIS to be published in November 2008, Antarctic Geospatial Information Center (AGIC), University of Minnesota,
McFadden R., C. S. Siddoway, C. Teyssier, and C. M. Fanning, in prep 2008, Time-scale and architecture of the relict melt flow network during Cretaceous intracontinental extension along the East Gondwana margin:Fosdick Mountains migmatite dome, West Antarctica. To be submitted to Tectonics, October 1, 2008.
McFadden R., C. S. Siddoway, C. Teyssier, C. M. Fanning, and S. C. Kruckenberg, 2007, Cretaceous oblique detachment tectonics in the Fosdick Mountains, Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica. In: Cooper, A. and Raymond, C., Antarctica: A Keystone in a Changing World, online publication USGS OFR-2007-1047,
Graduate and undergraduate theses supported by this grant:
McFadden, Rory, 2009 expected, Study of km-scale melt transport and accumulation in a migmatite complex, Fosdick Mountains, West Antarctica, as an analog for behavior of partially molten orogenic crust. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN: Ph.D thesis.
Merril Stypula, 2008 in progress, An integrated geospatial database for West Antarctica (jointly advised with Paul Morin, Antarctic Geospatial Information Center). Undergraduate honors thesis, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO.
Sylvia Fadrhonc, 2007, Zircon age analysis of migmatite gneisses using the Super High Resolution Ion Microprobe, Undergraduate honors thesis, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO, 63 p.
Jennifer Haywood, 2006, Assessment of gneiss dome emplacement mechanisms: structural and metamorphic evidence from the Fosdick Mountains, Antarctica, Undergraduate honors thesis, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO, 121 p.
Gaffney, Amy M. and Siddoway C.S., 2007, Heterogeneous sources for Pleistocene lavas of Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica: new data from the SW Pacific diffuse alkaline magmatic province (extended abstract). In: Cooper, A. and Raymond, C., Antarctica: A Keystone in a Changing World. Proceedings and Conference Abstracts, U.S. Geological Survey, USGS OFR-2007-1047 [4 pages], http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1047/ea/of2007-1047ea063.pdf .
Korhonen, F.J., M. Brown, and C.S. Siddoway, 2007a, Petrologic and geochronological constraints on the
polymetamorphic evolution of the Fosdick migmatite dome, Marie Byrd Land, West Antarctica (extended
abstract). In: Cooper, A. and Raymond, C., Antarctica: A Keystone in a Changing World. Proceedings and Conference Abstracts, U.S. Geological Survey, USGS OFR-2007-1047[4 pages],
Korhonen, Fawna J., Brown, M. and Siddoway, C.S., 2007b, Unraveling polyphase high-grade metamorphism and anatexis in the Fosdick migmatite dome, West Antarctica, using mineral equilibria modeling and in situ monazite geochronology, Eos Trans. American Geophysical Union, 88 (52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract V23C-1554.
Saito, S, Korhonen, F. J., Brown, M. and Siddoway, C.S., 2007, Contrasting Sources Of Granites In The Fosdick Migmatite Dome, West Antarctica, Eos Trans. American Geophysical Union, 88 (52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract V51C-0723.
Siddoway, C., R. McFadden, S. Saito, C. M. Fanning, F. Korhonen, C. Teyssier, and M. Brown, 2008, Consequences of ‘hot orogenesis’ for Cretaceous breakup of East Gondwana’s active margin: Perspectives from West Antarctica, Geophysical Research Abstracts, v.10, EGU2008-A-08573.
Korhonen, , Fawna J., Brown, M. and Siddoway, C.S., 2008, Constraints on the polymetam-orphic evolution of the Fosdick migmatite dome, Geological Association of Canada - Mineralogical Association of Canada, Abstracts, v. 33, p. 87.
Siddoway, C., McFadden, R., Teyssier, C., Fanning, C.M., and Vail, R., 2008, Characterization of melt-transfer to accumulation in a transcurrent zone using U-Pb SHRIMP geochronology, meso- and microstructures of granites, Fosdick Mountains, Antarctica, Geological Association of Canada - Mineralogical Association of Canada, Abstracts, v. 33, p. 158-9.
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