CISTO is focused on two primary access and analytic service capabilities otherwise known as Climate Analytics as a Service (CAaaS). CAaaS brings together the tools, storage and high-performance computing to perform timely analysis over large-scale reanalysis data sets, where the data resides. Access points include:

MERRA AS CDS Application Programming Interface (API)
  • Hadoop / MapReduce based platform
  • Patent pending capability allowing internal/external access to “canonical operations” over reanalysis data

Climate Data Analytic Service (CDAS)
  • Web Processing Service (WPS) POSIX based service
  • Providing access to predetermined climate analytic functions from popular “ToolBase” climate libraries/services (EG: ESMF, NCO, UVCDAT, SciPY, etc..)

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