• a follow-up special section of IEEE Software featuring several articles that describe the software challenges in handling petabyte-sized datasets in climate science (to appear sometime in 2012); and
• a special issue of the journal Geoscientific Model Development featuring a groups of articles that describe software challenges specific to the upcoming "Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change" (which should also appear sometime in 2012).
Steve m. Easterbrook is a professor of computer science at the University of Toronto. His research interests range from modeling and analysis of complex software systems to the sociocognitive aspects of team interaction, including communication, coordination, and shared understanding in large software teams. Easterbrook received a PhD in computing from Imperial College in London. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paul n. Edwards is a professor of information and history at the University of Michigan. He initiated a major research project on the history of climate science in 1994, which culminated is his 2010 book A Vast Machine: Computer Models, Climate Data, and the Politics of Global Warming (MIT Press). He's also co-editor of Changing the Atmosphere: Expert Knowledge and Environmental Governance (MIT Press, 2001), as well as numerous articles. Edwards received a PhD in the history of consciousness program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Contact him at email@example.com.
Venkatramani Balaji heads the Modeling Systems Group at the Cooperative Institute of Climate Science, Princeton University. His research interests include parallel computing and scientific infrastructure. Balaji plays advisory roles on various US National Science Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Department of Energy review panels, including a recent series of exascale workshops. He received a PhD in physics and climate science from Ohio State University, and leads workshops on the use of climate models in developing nations such as South Africa and India. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reinhard Budich is the network manager for the COSMOS Earth system model and IT representative at the Max-Planck-Institute für Meteorologie. He's also technical coordinator of the Infrastructure Project for the European Network for Earth System Modeling. Budich received a diploma in oceanography from Kiel University. Since 2002, he has convened a session called "Earth System Modeling: Strategies and Software" at the annual general assembly of the European Geophysical Union. Contact him at email@example.com.