combine Add together two or more fields that are on the same domain; e.g., latent heat flux plus sensible heat flux on a T42 grid with the same land mask communication interval The time interval at which a component model exchanges data with the coupler. concurrent execution When two or more coupled system components are executing at the same time. domain A grid together with a domain mask. domain mask A mask that indicates which grid cells are active or inactive. grid Coordinate arrays without a mask, cell area, decomposition information; e.g., a T42 grid. map Same as "regrid"; interpolate data from one domain to another. mask True/false flags associated with a specific grid; e.g., a land mask. merge Combining two or more fields into one unified field. regrid Same as "map"; interpolate data from one domain to another. sequential execution When two or more coupled system components execute in turn. timestep A model's internal integration increment in time. Note: the Coupler does not know a model's internal timestep, it only knows a model's communication interval.