Project Description

The following paper has been published recently in the special issue for the PEEX & DBAR programmes in the Big Earth Data journal:
Mahura A., Baklanov A., Makkonen R., Boy M., Petäjä T., Lappalainen H.K., Nuterman R., Kerminen V-M., Arnold S.R., Jochum M., Shvidenko A., Esau I., Sofiev M., Stohl A., Aalto T., Bai J., Chen Ch., Cheng Ya., Drofa O., Huang M., Järvi L., Kokkola H., Kouznetsov R., Li T., Malguzzi P., Monks S., Poulsen M.B., Noe S.M., Palamarchuk Yu., Foreback B., Clusius P., Rasmussen T.A.S., She J., Sørensen J.H., Spracklen D., Su H., Tonttila J., Wang S., Wang J., Wolf-Grosse T., Yu Y., Zhang Q., Zhang W., Zhang We., Zheng S., Li S., Li Y., Zhou P., & Kulmala M. (2024): Towards seamless environmental prediction – development of Pan-Eurasian EXperiment (PEEX) modelling platform, Big Earth Data,, 2024

Short abstract below:

The Pan-Eurasian Experiment Modelling Platform (PEEX-MP) is one of the key blocks of the PEEX Research Programme. The PEEX MP has more than 30 models and is directed towards seamless environmental prediction. The main focus area is the Arctic-boreal regions and China. The models used in PEEX-MP cover several main components of the Earth’s system and resolve the physical-chemical-biological processes at different spatial and temporal scales and resolutions.
This paper introduces and discusses PEEX MP multi-scale modelling concept for the Earth system, online integrated, forward/inverse, and socioeconomical modelling, and other approaches with a particular focus on applications in the PEEX geographical domain.
The employed high-performance computing facilities, capabilities, and dataflow for modelling results are described. Several virtual research platforms for handling modelling and observational results are introduced.
The overall approach allows to understand better physical-chemical-biological processes, Earth’s system interactions and feedbacks and to provide valuable information for assessment studies on evaluating risks, impact, consequences, etc. for population, environment and climate in the PEEX domain.

It should be stressed that this work was also one of the last projects of Prof. Sergej Zilitinkevich, who passed away on 15 February 2021. Since the finalization took time, the paper was actually submitted in 2023, and we could not argue that the final paper text was agreed with him.

Text by: Alexander Mahura (INAR – University of Helsinki) & co-authors of the paper