Meet the UFS Teams Powered by EPIC

EPIC’s collaborations unite community partners, resources, and expertise with EPIC’s resources and expertise to support scientific research and modeling within the EPIC’s project management structure. This effort promotes scientific leadership, software development, and service delivery. It is funded jointly between EPIC and its collaborating community partners across government, academia, and industry. By driving innovation and strategic resource use, EPIC seeks to boost predictive capabilities and deliver lasting value through partnerships.

UFS Unified Workflow Team

The UFS Unified Workflow (UW) Team is distributed among CIRES/CU, NOAA/GSL, and EPIC, serving as keystones in a broader collaboration involving, George Mason University, NCEP EMC, NOAA PSL, and the DTC to build an interoperable set of tools and software drivers that are highly configurable, interchangeable, and easy to use. All UW tools contribute to a common framework that can be used to configure and run UFS scientific software components. This framework seeks to deliver the following capabilities:

  • It enables technology transfer between UFS applications.
  • It flattens the learning curve for working with different applications.
  • It makes testing new components and configurations easier.
  • It makes software support and testing easier.


The UFS UW Team’s goal is (1) to replace existing configuration layers with a unified framework that interfaces to existing supported workflow managers and (2) to create a set of UFS component drivers that are interoperable, interchangeable, and highly configurable to meet the needs of all UFS applications.

Christina Holt

Christina Holt

Product Owner – UFS Unified Workflow

Christina graduated from Texas A&M University with a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences and, more recently, from the University of Colorado with a second bachelor’s degree in computer science. She works for the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder and for NOAA Global Systems Laboratory. Christina has spent the last decade working with NOAA’s various numerical weather prediction systems but most recently has been contributing to software engineering tasks related to the Rapid Refresh Forecast System (RRFS) and the UFS Short-Range Weather Application. Currently, Christina leads the UFS Unified Workflow Team.