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Issue No.06 - November/December (2009 vol.11)
pp: 65-74
Steve M. Easterbrook , University of Toronto
Timothy C. Johns , Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research
ABSTRACT
Climate scientists build large, complex simulations with little or no software engineering training—and don't readily adopt the latest software engineering tools and techniques. This ethnographic study of climate scientists shows that their culture and practices share many features of agile and open source projects, but with highly customized software validation and verification techniques.
INDEX TERMS
Programming, Open source software, Software engineering, Computational modeling, Software quality, High performance computing, Physics computing, Software performance, Software maintenance, Earth,open source, Software development processes, climate models, validation, testing, agile
CITATION
Steve M. Easterbrook, Timothy C. Johns, "Engineering the Software for Understanding Climate Change", Computing in Science & Engineering, vol.11, no. 6, pp. 65-74, November/December 2009, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2009.193
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