H2. Community models of energy, water and carbon cycles

The complexity and infrastructure demands of community based hydrology, climate and earth system models are considerable, yet the potential benefits of a coordinated community-wide research effort are clear. Examples of community (as opposed to institutionally) based modelling systems now include ACCESS, CABLE and AWRA in Australia, and various others internationally.

This session invites contributions on
(1) the application, development and evaluation of community models in representing energy, water, or other earth system components, and
(2) technologies and processes to support community modelling systems, such as software management, documentation, verification, benchmarking, parameter calibration, and governance approaches.

This session is organised under the auspices of the Australian Water and Energy Exchange Research Initiative (www.ozewex.org) that is part of the international GEWEX and HEPEX programmes.