This Microsoft Computational Science Laboratory C# Tools 1.0 template illustrates how Dmitrov, Filzbach and FetchClimate can be combined within a single C# solution. It is aimed at those who are happy trying to write models in C# but aren't clear about how to use Dmitrov, Filzbach and FetchClimate within C# code. The solution contains two simple examples of fitting models and has been written in a general way to avoid users having to make too many changes to the code.
After the development of Dmitrov, Filzbach and FetchClimate a number of us (and our collaborators) used those tools in our research projects. Combining these tools within a C# solution was one effective way to achieve this (though we are determinedly researching more effective ways). We therefore decided to release a simple clean solution that combines those tools so that those that are comfortable working with C# code can get started.
The package is just a C# solution that can be downloaded from here. You will require either the freely available Microsoft Visual C# Express or Microsoft Visual Studio to open and run this solution.
We thank Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Centre (ORNL-DAAC) for making available the data on global patterns of Net Primary Productivity that we use in one of the examples. Source: Olson, R. J., J. M. O. Scurlock, S. D. Prince, D. L. Zheng, and K. R. Johnson (eds.). 2001. NPP Multi-Biome: NPP and Driver Data for Ecosystem Model-Data Intercomparison. Data set. Available on-line [http://www.daac.ornl.gov] from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.