A coupling technology for Earth system models (ESMs) is software that links together the model components of an ESM. The coupling technologies used in the geophysical community typically offer functions such as managing data transfers between components, interpolating data between the different component grids, coordinating the execution of the components, and providing other support utilities, for example, for logging and calendar management.
Valcke, S., A. Craig, R. Dunlap and G.D. Riley. "Sharing experiences and outlook on Coupling Technologies for Earth System Models," Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 2016, p. ES53. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00239.1This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1343811. Opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the authors and do not reflect the views of the NSF.