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Organisation

Research programs (RPs) and RP leads

Research Program RP leads CMS person
Climate Variability Andy Hogg, Mat England, Dietmar Dommenget, Neil Holbrooke Aidan Heerdegen, Holger Wolff
Heatwaves and Cold air outbreaks Michael Reeder, Jason Evans Paola Petrelli
Rainfall Extremes Todd Lane, Scott Wales
Drought Mike Roderick, Andy Pitman (?) Danny Eisenberg

CIs

Andy Pitman: Director Todd Lane: Vice-director Christian Jakob Michael Reeder Dietmar Dommenget Steven Sherwood Lisa Alexander Julie Arblaster Nerilie Abram Gab Abramowitz Nathaniel Bindoff Jason Evans Andy Hogg Peter Strutton


Policies

Blogposts

The roster for the blogposts is:

  • Claire - start week of 03/08
  • Holger - start week of 10/08
  • Paola - start week of 17/08
  • Aidan - start week of 24/08
  • Danny - start week of 31/08
  • Scott - start week of 7/09

Follow instructions on this Trello card: [[1]]


News

To communicate new work:

  1. update all documentation
  2. advertise on CMS news page

Help desk

There is now a roster for the help desk:

Monday Aidan
Tuesday Scott
Wednesday Holger
Thursday Claire / Danny
Friday Paola

Main tasks on "help desk day" are:

  1. Helpdesk
  2. Documentation / training update
  3. Other work

Priorities

We need to update our priorities regularly (~3 months). Update on Trello (and/or spreadsheet?) in consultation with the Infrastructure Committee. Communicate to CIs.


NCI Projects husbandry

  1. Every 6 months, send a list of members for each CoE projects to CIs. It's a reminder to clean up the memberships.
  2. Everyone is in charge of caring for one or several projects. See tables below.
  3. Need to keep track every week or so of the storage and SU usage (use ncimonitor)
  4. Contact users if people are on track to exceed storage
  5. Contact Aidan if people are on track to exceed SU.

NCI Projects

FlagshipC:

Project Lead CI CIs Description Carer
w48 Dietmar Dommenget Global scale decadal climate variability in a ACCESS hierarchy of climate models Holger
w42 Abhnil Prasad The effects of tropical convection on Australia's climate Claire
v45 Andy Hogg Mechanisms and attribution of past and future ocean circulation change Aidan
w97 Jason Evans Lisa Alexander, Andrew King Mechanisms and attribution of changes in Australian climate extremes Scott
w40 Todd Lane Atmospheric and oceanic processes and dynamics Scott
w58 Michael Reeder (superscience) The dynamics of subtropical anticyclones and the connection to drought, heatwaves and bushfires in southern Australia Holger
w35 Claire Carouge Terrestrial modelling within the Centre of Excellence regionalizing land surface processes Danny
access Claire Carouge or Scott Wales Group to run the ACCESS model and get access to some additional modules (useful for Python).

Other CoE-Related:

Compute

dt6 Andy Pitman Land stuff

Storage

Project Lead CI Description Carer
ua8 Paola Petrelli ARCCSS and CLEX data Paola
ub4 Paola Petrelli Era-Interim Data Paola
rr3 Kate Snow ESGF CMIP5 Australian Data Publication Paola
al33 Kate Snow ESGF CMIP5 Data Replication Paola
oi10 Kate Snow ESGF CMIP6 Data Replication Paola
p66 Tony Hirst ACCESS GCM
rq5 Paola Petrelli OFES Paola
rq7 Paola Petrelli YOTC Paola
rr4 BoM ACCESS NWP data
rr7 Aurel Moise,
Paola Petrelli
Reanalyses Paola
wd9 Paola Petrelli CABLE evaluation datasets Paola
hh5 Claire Carouge Climate LIEF storage grant Paola

Cloud projects

fe2_2 ARCCSS cloud
ju7_1 CWSlab

Requesting Met Office accounts for users

New accounts need a sponsor from their institution Sponsors are listed at https://code.metoffice.gov.uk/trac/admin/wiki/GroupSponsors, Current ARCCSS sponsors are Scott, Claire and Holger Instructions for an account request are at https://code.metoffice.gov.uk/trac/admin/wiki/NewUserChecklist

In brief, create a ticket at https:code.metoffice.gov.uk/trac/admin/newticket?type=account-request with the user's name and email address, like https:code.metoffice.gov.uk/trac/admin/ticket/758


Useful contacts

DATA
Ben Evans ben.evans@anu.edu.au
Claire Trenham
Clare Richards clare.richards@anu.edu.au
Jon Smilie
User Support
Roger Edberg roger.edberg@anu.edu.au
Brian Davis brian.davis@anu.edu.au
ACCESS
Bob Pitt In charge of access-svn.nci.org.au. (e.g. certificate renewal etc)

conda environment

CMS maintains an anaconda installation on the NCI systems. To add new packages to the unstable analysis environments clone the | conda-envs repository. The master branches contains nothing but a README. The magic happens in other branches. There are two branches, analysis27}} and{{analysis3, for the python2 and python3 environments.

Checkout an analysis branch, add the package name to environment.yml and then commit your change. If the package is to be added to both branches checkout the other branch and make the same change and commit.

Next push altered branches to the repository. If both branches have been updated push both at the same time:

git push origin analysis27 analysis3

Pushing the branches will trigger testing and updating on the jenkins instance. The status of the conda environment update is viewable here:

https://accessdev.nci.org.au/jenkins/blue/pipelines?search=conda

Tips and tricks if problems with conda environments

  • Scott said: "for whatever reason (something to do with external c libraries I think) loading packages is sometimes order-dependent." If a package breaks the tests, put its import at the top of the list. It would then be loaded before whatever package is causing the issue.