The purpose of the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO) Framework for Live User-Invoked Data (FLUID) is to provide applications for interactive analysis and visualizations of experimental, climatological data in support of the GMAO mission. Adopting more modern approaches to user-invoked data, or providing data "as-needed," implies the need for more efficient and intuitive access to data and scalability. With diverse and voluminous GMAO data on NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) systems, the software, hardware, and even user access now require adaptations to fulfill requests from many research areas and devices for both internal and public consumption.

Built where the data lives, GMAO FLUID applications tie together GMAO experimental data with products delivered to scientists at the GMAO, other NASA organizations, and beyond. FLUID uses a virtual environment on the NCCS development DataPortal. The Python-based web application has a backend tied to the Grid Analysis and Display System (GrADS) software for image processing.

For more information, please visit our main Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO) departmental page: https://gmao.gsfc.nasa.gov.