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Students Shine at Summer Colloquium on Numerical Techniques for Global Atmospheric Models
Published: July 21, 2008
Posted: July 25, 2008

The 2008 National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Advanced Study Program (ASP) summer colloquium on Numerical Techniques for Global Atmospheric Models was held in Boulder June 1-13, 2008. Latest developments in petascale-ready numerical methods for Atmospheric General Circulation Models were surveyed. The agenda included an unprecedented student-run dynamical core inter-comparison project, attended by close to 40 graduate students. The students were exposed to the key ideas in atmospheric science and mathematics that will be used to build the next generation of atmospheric model dynamical cores. Eleven modeling groups, including those from international modeling centers, collaborated in the development of a suite of standardized test cases focused on the key capabilities needed for these models. The students also obtained hands-on experience with NCAR's Bluevista supercomputer. Working with the modeling groups, they performed all the simulations on Bluevista and conducted analysis and visualization of the results. Organizers of this year’s colloquium included DOE-sponsored researchers Christiane Jablonowksi from University of Michigan and Mark Taylor from Sandia National Laboratory.


Contact: Anjuli Bamzai, SC-23.1, (301) 903-0294
Topic Areas:

  • Research Area: Earth and Environmental Systems Modeling
  • Research Area: Atmospheric System Research
  • Cross-Cutting: Education

Division: SC-23.2 Biological Systems Science Division, BER
      (formerly SC-23.1 Life Sciences Division, OBER)


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