Easy access to complex analysis tools for climate researchers and climate data end users

Christian Page*, Maarten Plieger, Win Som de Cerff, Alessandro Spinuso, Rosa Filgueira, Malcolm Atkinson, Sissy Themeli, Iraklis Klampanos, Vangelis Karkaletsis

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Working paperPreprint


Researchers and end users using climate data face a challenge when they analyze the data they need. Data volumes are increasing very rapidly, and the ability to download all needed data is often no longer possible. Also, it can be complex to install, configure and use some advanced analysis tools on such large datasets. This is especially true when they are stored a federated architecture like the ESGF. An example of a complex analysis tool used in climate research and adaptation studies is a tool to follow storm tracks. In the context of climate change, it is important to know if storm tracks will change in the future, in both their frequency and intensity. Storms can cause significant societal impacts, hence it is important to assess future patterns. Having access to this type of complex analysis tool is very useful, and integrating them with front-ends like the IS-ENES climate4impact (C4I) would enable the use of those tools by a larger number of researchers and end users. Integrating this type of complex tool is not an easy task. It requires significant development e ort, especially if one of the objectives is also to adhere to FAIR principles. The DARE Platform enables research developers to faster develop the implementations of scientific workflows more rapidly. This work presents how such a complex analysis tool has been implemented to be easily integrated with the C4I platform. The DARE Platform also provides easy access to e-infrastructure services like EUDAT B2DROP, to store intermediate original results and powerful provenance-powered tools to help researchers manage their work and data.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 2020


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