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Posted by Justin Wild at ext. 8707,

Friday, November 10, 2017 to Sunday, December 31, 2017

The 2018 annual SEA conference will take place in Boulder, CO at the NCAR Center Green Campus from April 2nd to April 6th. The theme for this year is Frontiers in Scientific Software.

We are soliciting talks, tutorials on all aspects of state of the art scientific software, including, but not limited to:

  • Bare metal and containerized cloud computing for science
  • Parallel, Distributed and High Performance Computing
  • Advanced use of Parallel, Distributed and High Performance Tools and Techniques (vectorization, debuggers, profilers, overlapping computation and communication, compiler-based optimization, etc)
  • Edge Computing and other techniques to move the analysis closer to the data
  • Data exploration, analysis, visualization
  • Best practices, Testing and Reproducibility
  • Building and managing Scientific Software Communities
  • Collaborative and Open Source Software Development in science
  • Use of Fortran, Python, Matlab, R, or anything language-specific (particularly language interoperability) is welcome

To submit your abstract or tutorial proposal and for additional details, please click HERE.

Posted by Michelle Patton at ext. 1253,

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 to Friday, January 5, 2018

October 30, 2017 - December 29, 2017

Oil Paintings by Gary Molzan

Gary Molzan’s love of the West brought him to Boulder, Colorado, in 1981. Inspired by the magnificent scenery and close proximity to the mountains. He draws much of the vision for his paintings from hiking in the surrounding foothills and high country. Gary has a fascination for detail like the patterns in an old tree or the sparkle of granite and water. These details in his art touch the viewer and create a connection to nature and an awareness of the natural world that we are all a part of. He works in a variety of mediums to capture the details, mood and emotions of a scene including oil, acrylic, soft pastels, and water colors.   

Aluminum Sculptures by Mark Zirinsky

Mark Zirinsky creates stunning aluminum sculptures from his Denver, Colorado studio. He individually designs and crafts each piece from salvaged aircraft aluminum using a combination of gem carving, machining and hand techniques. Surfaces are engraved with many lines to produce fascinating surface iridescence and reflective effects. His work appears deceptively simple, yet somehow familiar. Counter-intuitively, the beauty of Mark’s work is best revealed under low lighting. 

All artists work will be on display in the UCAR Community Art Galleries at the NCAR Mesa Lab. 

Preview all artists work on the UCAR Community Art Calendar

Posted by Audrey Lewis at ext. 2570,

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 to Friday, December 29, 2017

A Hurricane WRF Tutorial will be held on January 23-25, 2018 at the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP) in College Park, MD. This will be a three-day event organized by the Developmental Testbed Center (DTC) and by the NOAA Environmental Modeling Center (EMC). The Hurricane Weather Research and Forecast system (HWRF) is a coupled atmosphere-ocean model suitable for tropical cyclone (TC) research and forecasting in all Northern and Southern Hemisphere ocean basins.

Tutorial participants can expect to hear lectures on all aspects of HWRF, including model physics and dynamics, nesting, initialization, coupling with the ocean, postprocessing, and vortex tracking. Additionally, enrichment lectures on HWRF's multistorm capability, TC verification, HWRF ensemble system, and NCEP's future plans for TC numerical weather prediction will be presented. Practical sessions will give tutorial participants hands-on experience in running HWRF.

Date: January 23-25, 2018 

Location: NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction in College Park, MD

Posted by Jessa Johnson at ext. 2751,

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 to Friday, December 22, 2017