Chad Sockwell, Sandia National Laboratories
Paul Kuberry, Sandia National Laboratories
Jeffrey Connors, University of Connecticut
Pavel Bochev, Sandia National Laboratories
Kara Peterson, Sandia National Laboratories
Earth System Models (ESMs) involve a large number of constituent components operating at different temporal and spatial scales and having different mathematical properties. The multi-physics and multi-scale behavior of the ESM requires specialized discretizations for each component. Next Generation computer platforms promise enough to power to simulate a fully coupled ESM far beyond resolutions used in the past, leading to an emerging need for novel coupling and heterogeneous numerical methods (HNM) to accurately couple the components and preserve the properties from each specialized discretization. On the other hand, HNM and coupling methods have historically been a central topic in the mechanics community with much attention to fluid-fluid coupling and fluid-solid coupling that mirror the challenges in ESMs. This expertise in the mechanics community, combined with the emerging challenges in the climate community, leads to an opportunity for crosscutting advancements.