SEATS: Simplifying ESM Analysis Through Standards

The goal of the SEATS project is to make it easier to analyze the increasingly complex output from earth system models. To do so, SEATS will augment existing standards where needed, define missing standards and implement software tools that we hope will become a standard part of modern analysis workflows.


Current Activities

  • ncvis : we are developing what we hope will be a successor to the popular Ncview application. Ncvis is an application that supports interactive, quick plotting of climate model output on unstructured grids.
  • Uxarray : we are collaborating with the NSF Raijin project on developing xarray-based tools that enable standard data analysis techniques to operate directly on unstructured grid data.
  • xcdat: we are collaborating with the E3SM project on developing a spiritual successor to the Community Data Analysis Tools (CDAT) library with a focus on long-term maintainability and extensibility and providing replacements for CDAT functions that are depended upon by widely used analysis tools.
  • CMEC : we are extending use of the CMEC standard in to E3SM tools such as zppy.

SEATS is funded by the Regional and Global Modeling and Analysis (RGMA) program area in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Earth and Environmental System Modeling Program which is part of the Earth and Environmental Systems Sciences Division of the Office of Biological and Environmental Research in DOE's Office of Science.