Appears in the Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on
Object-Oriented Programming, ECOOP '94, Bologna, Italy, July 1994.
A Geographic Environmental Modeling System:
Towards an Object-Oriented Framwork
Bernd Bruegge and Erik Riedel
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
This paper describes our experience in developing a software system
for use in the environmental modeling community. The primary user of
this software is intended to be a scientist or regulator working in
the area of air quality management and pollution control strategies.
The main objective of GEMS is to support the end user in performing
various types of analysis requiring the processing of large amounts of
data and the interaction between several high-performance computing
platforms. The work described here provides the basis for an
application-specific framework to support this and similar
applications, including other areas of environmental modeling,
chemical process control, earthquake modeling, and weather prediction.
We developed our system by drawing on our experience with the
object-oriented development paradigm and by using the concept of rapid
prototyping. We describe the inital results of our development
activities, talk about our successes, and about some of the problems
we have encountered.
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