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Unifying ice sheet observations on Ghub

Ghub homepageBy: Sophie Goliber

The Ghub science gateway hosts datasets, workflows, and tools to unify ice sheet observations and modeling. This centralized hub is for all different types of ice sheet scientist, from those new to ice sheets to seasoned researchers, and for educators interested in ice sheet science. 

Ghub is supported by the US National Science Foundation and EarthCube. By 2025, we envision Ghub to be an often-visited low-barrier online hub with ice sheet data and tools for educators and ice sheet scientists of all types.

Ghub is powered by the Hubzero platform developed at the University of California, San Diego. Hubzero was specifically designed to help a scientific community share resources and work together with one another. 

A main feature of Ghub is our ability to host community created tools. These can take the form of simple Jupyter notebooks, or complex workflows that use high-performance computing resources to access datasets and to perform parallel computations. 

Current tools enable users to select models and observations to compare, evaluate, and plot. We also have tools to facilitate scientific analysis of complex datasets, and can be easily adapted to a user's needs. 

Ghub includes visualizations and simple web-based programs that can be utilized by non-experts and educators, as well as access to educational modules focus on ice sheet science and programming. 

Ghub can be also used as a repository for data products generated during your research and several datasets are already freely available for users for computations using our high performance computing resources.

You can explore Ghub for datasets and resources without an account. Account holders can run, develop, and share tools on Ghub, and find many additional ways to collaborate. Requesting an account is free and easy and you start exploring the platform and sharing your science!

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