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h1. Climate Science Productivity Environment

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Climate Science productivity environment includes a set of tools which are need for scientific computing and visualization in the respective domain. The following is an attempt to define which ones are relevant for EEWRC & LinkSCEEM-2 communities and set an action plan.

BC Policy: LS2_11-97
Date of Policy: 1st January 2012
First Update: 15th December 2011
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The main objective of this policy is to provide the following common productivity environment across any LinkSCEEM-2 resources:

|| Name || Prefered version(s) || Compliance level || Reference ||
| ferret | v6.10 & v6.72 | MUST | [http://http://ferret.wrc.noaa.gov/Ferret/] |
| grads | v1.9b4 & v2.0.1 | MUST | [http://www.iges.org/grads/] |
| OpenGrADS | ? | SHOULD | [http://www.opengrads.org/] |
| ncl | v6.0.0-nodap | MUST | [http://www.ncl.ucar.edu/] |
| WRF | v3.3 | MUST | [http://www.wrf-model.org/] |
| nco | v4.0.0 & v4.0.8 | MUST | [http://www.nco.sourceforge.net/] |
| ncview | v1.93g & v2.1.1 | MUST | [http://www.nersc.gov/users/software/vis-analytics/ncview/] |
| nctools | v1.1 | MUST | |
| paraview | v3.8.0 & v3.10.0 | MUST | [http://www.paraview.org/] |
| CDO | v1.5.3 | MUST | [https://code.zmaw.de/projects/cdo] |
| openDX | v4.3.2 | MUST | [http://www.opendx.org/] |
| Gnuplot | v4.4.4 | MUST | [http://www.gnuplot.info/] |
| vtk | v5.4.2 & v5.8.0 | MUST | [http://www.vtk.org/] |
| R-language | v2.14.1 | MUST | [http://www.r-project.org/] |
| python | v2.x & v3.x | MUST | [http://www.python.org/] |
| opendap | v3.8.2 | MUST | [http://www.opendap.org/] |
| h4toh5 | v2.2.0 | MUST | [http://www.hdfgroup.org/h4toh5/] |
| OpenFOAM | v2.0.1 | MUST | [http://www.openfoam.com/] |
| IDL | latest | SHOULD | [http://www.exelisvis.com/ProductServices/IDL.aspx] |
| matlab | latest | SHOULD | [http://www.mathworks.com/products/matlab/] |

This productivity environment will be supplemented with other related productivity tools as they become available on allocated systems.

There is also an effort to support for the Climate community the following data formats:
|| Name || Prefered version(s) || Compliance level || References ||
| netcdf | v3.6.3, v4.0, v4.1 | MUST | [http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/netcdf] |
| HDF5 | v1.8.2 & v1.8.8 | MUST | [http://www.hdfgroup.org/HDF5/] |
| HDF4 | v4.2.6 | MUST | [http://www.hdfgroup.org/products/hdf4/] |
| Grib | v1 & v2 | MUST | [http://www.grib.us/] |

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Please notify is this policy is incomplete both your local technical representative & user-support instead of the respective HPC center.
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