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Monday, May 9, 2016 - 11:00am

Monday, May 9, 2016 | 11-12 Noon | FL2 - Room 1001

National Center for ATmospheric Research, Boulder

Freva – A Hybrid (Web and Shell) Software Infrastructure for Standardized Data and Tool Solutions in Earth System Science

Christopher Kadow | Research associate at the Institute of Meteorology, Freie University, Berlin

 

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Wouldn't it be nice ……

  • to connect a whole project or institute by a software and data sharing system?
  • to have a user friendly web environment and the power of a shell at the same time?
  • to support software developers in a framework which handles the translation into the web?
  • to find climate data easy and fast in a human readable database?
  • to aspire transparency and reproducibility via an automatic history system?
  • to have such a system at NCAR-RAL combined with the MET tools?
  • to listen to a talk about this?

This is Freva. The Free University Evaluation System Framework (freva.met.fu-berlin.de) for scientific infrastructures in Earth system modeling. Beta-Version at NCAR-RAL will be presented including first
scientific shots of MET 5.1 as a web application in climate science.

 

 This seminar will be webcasted at http://ucarconnect.ucar.edu/live

Presenter(s):
Christopher Kadow
Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
FL2
Room:
1001
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?

Posted by Marybeth Zarlingo (zarlingo@ucar.edu) at x2751
Lab/division hosting the event:
NCAR, RAL - JNT/DTC
Affiliation or organization:
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 11:00am

Inadequate representation of snow in vegetation canopy is known to cause significant albedo biases in land surface models compared to satellite observations. The boreal forest in particular is the source of large discrepancies. Large variability between CMIP5 in surface albedo feedback also exists in these regions.  Previous lack of canopy snow unloading processes was contributing to overly high mid-winter albedo in CLM, and lack of explicit canopy snow storage was contributing to overly rapid spring declines. To address these issues, we incorporated a modified canopy scheme with snow interception as a prognostic variable and direct representation of snow unloading processes. The canopy radiation treatment has been updated so that optical parameters are directly related to the prognostic canopy snow storage, instead of solely temperature. With these modifications, albedo over North Hemisphere snow-affected land shows significant error reduction, particularly spring and winter, and particular in boreal evergreen dominated regions.

Presenter(s):
Justin Perket, Rutgers University
Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
Mesa Lab
Room:
Main Seminar Room
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?
Yes - ML-Main Seminar Room - http://ucarconnect.ucar.edu/live

Posted by Gaylynn Potemkin (potemkin@ucar.edu) at x1618
Lab/division hosting the event:
NCAR, CGD
Affiliation or organization:
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 1:30pm

Understanding the Low Coronal Signatures of Solar Eruptions: A Modeling Perspective

In this talk I will give an overview of present techniques and challenges involved in realistically modeling the solar corona and solar eruptions on global scales. With a particular focus on the signatures of Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) in the low corona and the insights we have learned during the SDO/AIA era, I will illustrate how constructing realistic models and forward modeling observables can help bridge the gap between theory and observations. One such example is the study of large-scale coronal waves launched by CMEs, where using simulations as digital laboratories can aid in interpreting their sometimes ambiguous appearance. Other related aspects, such as the magnetic interaction of CMEs with pre-existing coronal structures and the generation of quasi-periodic waves will also be discussed.

Presenter(s):
Cooper Downs
Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
CG1
Room:
2126
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?

Posted by Sheryl Shapiro (sherylbshapiro@yahoo.com) at x1567
Lab/division hosting the event:
NCAR, HAO
Affiliation or organization:
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:00am

UDUG is an active community of web developers who meet every other week to explore a Drupal development topic and share tips and tricks. Drupal gives web developers a rich toolkit for developing full-featured websites.

UDUG meets the third Wednesday of the month from 10-11:30AM at various locations.


Agenda:

 

  • Icebreaker
  • NCAR Search Configuration Discussion
  • Short Demo on Google Motion Charts - Maggie Sleziak
  • Schedule Responsive Design training - Mike Dye
  • Tentative Presentation on using Hangouts on Air
  • Lean Coffee


Presenter(s):
David Vance and Terri Hamner, co-chairs
Type of event:
No event type category
Building:
CG1
Room:
CG1-2503
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?
No

Posted by Terri Hamner (thamner@ucar.edu) at x8927
Lab/division hosting the event:
NCAR/UCAR-Wide Groups
Affiliation or organization:
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:30am, Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 10:30am, Friday, July 1, 2016 - 10:30am, Monday, August 1, 2016 - 10:30am, Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 10:30am, Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 10:30am, Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 10:30am, Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 10:30am

The first Thursday of each month is Foothills Campus Massage day with Lisa Bottenfield, a very expereineced and qaulified massage therpaist.  Please take the time to get a theraputic massage, available in 30 minute increments at $22.00 per thirty minutes.  The sign up sheet with room location is across from the reception desk in FL2.  If you have any questions contact Carey Reynolds @ 2604.

Presenter(s):
Lisa Bottenfield
Type of event:
Wellness/Benefits
Building:
FL2
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?
No

Posted by Carey Reynolds (careyr@ucar.edu) at x2604
Lab/division hosting the event:
UCAR, new item
Affiliation or organization:
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 1:00pm

Thursday, May 12, 2016 | 1 pm -2 pm | FL2 - Room 1001

National Center for ATmospheric Research, Boulder

Devising Weather Decision Support Algorithms: Heavy Precipitation at the Regional and Local Scale

Paul Roebber, Distinguished Professor, Atmospheric Science Group, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee

Heavy rainfall events, owing to their convective origin and high impacts, remain a key weather forecasting challenge. In this talk, I will address two problems: (1) how to get useful regional guidance for such events (and thus increase forecaster situational awareness); and (2) how to downscale that regional guidance to the local scale where the high impacts are mostly realized.

To address these problems, evolutionary programming, multiple logistic regression, and decision trees were all successfully applied. Several other methods were tested and rejected, including boosted trees, bootstrap forests, random forests, K nearest neighbors, and single hidden layer artificial neural networks. The use of soil moisture and layer average relative humidity as additional predictors was also evaluated. Further modifications to the basic methods that were evaluated included using past analogs to select evolutionary program ensemble members for Bayesian Model Combination, and applying a different cost function in training (mean absolute error instead of mean square error). Maximizing evolutionary program ensemble diversity by increasing the population carrying capacity from 10,000 to 500,000 individuals was also evaluated.

Discussion of these techniques, and results from these various tests are provided. Finally, an exploration of possible future directions, including ways to leverage the spatial dimension of the data, and focusing on the nowcast range using deep learning will be provided.

This seminar will be webcasted at:  http://www.fin.ucar.edu/it/mms/fl2-live.htm

Presenter(s):
Paul Roebber
Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
FL2
Room:
1001
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?

Posted by Marybeth Zarlingo (zarlingo@ucar.edu) at x2751
Lab/division hosting the event:
NCAR, RAL - JNT/DTC
Affiliation or organization:
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 3:30pm

Convective entrainment has long been recognized as a major challenge in atmospheric dynamics.  It is a process that is extremely difficult to study and parameterize, and, by many accounts, the uncertainty in how to parameterize it is the single largest source of uncertainty in our estimates of Earth's sensitivity to a doubling of carbon dioxide concentrations.  Here, I will argue that entrainment also plays an important role in regulating the intensity and frequency of severe weather and lightning.  Of course, entrainment does many other important things, including generating the spectrum of convective thermodynamic properties that, in turn, sets the profile of convective mass flux.  To properly represent entrainment in a global climate model (GCM), we need a convective parameterization that faithfully captures this important connection.  The Stochastic Parcel Model (SPM) is a convective parameterization that has been designed to do this in the way it is observed to occur in large-eddy simulations.  The SPM calculates the convective tendencies generated by the deterministic limit of an infinite number of stochastically entraining parcels, and does so in a computationally efficient way.  Currently under development for DOE, it will soon be available in unofficial versions of CAM.

Presenter(s):
David M. Romps
Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
FL2
Room:
1022
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?

Posted by Caroline Haws (haws@ucar.edu) at x8189
Lab/division hosting the event:
NCAR, MMM
Affiliation or organization:
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 6:00pm

Parent's Night Out is a great opportunity for you and your significant other to get out to dinner and a movie! By emailing the Center Director, Stephanie Ivancic, you could sign your child up from 6pm-8pm ($30 for one child or $40 for two children) or 6pm-10pm ($50 for one child and $60 for two children).

Children are welcome to wear their pajamas for a fun evening of movies and pizza! If your child has a video that he or she would like to share, bring it in. Please make sure it is labeled and let the fun begin! Siblings under the age of 7 are welcome as well.

We are inviting all UCAR employees to take advantage of this as your child does not need to be enrolled at the center to partake!

Children’s Creative Learning Center (CCLC)
Stephanie Ivancic (sivancic@cclc.com)
3050 34th Street, Boulder
http://www.cclc.com/our-centers/boulder/co/000674/

Presenter(s):
Children’s Creative Learning Center
Type of event:
Wellness/Benefits
Building:
CCLC: 3050 34th Street, Boulder
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?
No

Posted by Laurie Carr (lcarr@ucar.edu) at x8702
Lab/division hosting the event:
UCAR
Affiliation or organization:
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 8:15am

The 44th Global Monitoring Annual Conference will be held May 17-18, 2016 at the NOAA building in Boulder, CO. More info at:
http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/annualconference/

In our continuing effort to stay abreast of recent observations concerning trace gases, aerosols, radiation, ozone, and climate forcing and to provide a forum in which these observations can be relayed and discussed, we will be presenting the ESRL monitoring and research results of the past year. The meeting is not limited to ESRL reports and includes observations related to these themes by both independent and cooperative investigators, and other national and international programs. We welcome your active participation at this annual conference.

All attendees are asked to register so we can account for lunch orders and processing of visitor badges for site access. We also offer online access to the conference via GoTo Meeting. The registration and Webinar access links are both on our GMAC homepage above.

We will have ~48 talks over two days and a poster session on Tuesday with ~68 presenters. In addition, we host an icebreaker event for attendees on Monday evening. All details and draft agenda are also posted onto the GMAC website.

For more information, please see the website, or contact Brian Vasel brian.vasel@noaa.gov

Presenter(s):
Approximately 68 presenters from a number of organizations
Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
David Skaggs Research Center (DRSC)
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?
No

Posted by Bec Batchelor (rbatch@ucar.edu) at x2573
Lab/division hosting the event:
External:, NOAA
Affiliation or organization:
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 11:00am

A new Pacific climate paradigm was recently proposed based on the two dominant coupled ocean-atmosphere (O–A) modes of surface variability and equatorial dynamics. These two leading modes can explain most of the North Pacific climate variability and are linked with each other. The second O–A mode reflects the footprint of the meridional variability associated with North Pacific Oscillation through the tropical–extratropical teleconnection and commonly evolves into the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phase. This is confirmed by the occurrence of the warm Blob that developed after late 2013 in the northeastern Pacific, leading to the 2015 El Niño. Based on the new paradigm, a simple statistical model is derived to enhance the ENSO prediction through the evolution of the ocean heat condition and the oceanic Kelvin wave propagation associated with westerly wind events and easterly wind surges in the tropical Pacific. The hindcast skill of the proposed model is better than that based on the Warm Water Volume index in terms of the monthly correlation, normalized RMSEs and ENSO occurrences, The hindcast skill is also comparable to the predictions using other dynamical and statistical models, indicating that these processes are the keys to ENSO development.

Presenter(s):
Yu-Heng Tseng, NCAR/CGD
Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
Mesa Lab
Room:
Main Seminar Room
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?
Yes - ML-Main Seminar Room - http://ucarconnect.ucar.edu/live

Posted by Gaylynn Potemkin (potemkin@ucar.edu) at x1618
Lab/division hosting the event:
NCAR, CGD
Affiliation or organization:
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 12:00pm

This study validates the near-surface temperature and precipitation output from decadal runs of eight atmospheric ocean general circulation models (AOGCMs) against observational proxy data from the National Centers for Environmental Prediction/National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCEP/NCAR) reanalysis temperatures and Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) precipitation data. We model the joint distribution of these two fields with a parsimonious bivariate Matérn spatial covariance model, accounting for the two fields' spatial cross-correlation as well as their own smoothnesses. We fit output from each AOGCM (30-year seasonal averages from 1981 to 2010) to a statistical model on each of 21 land regions. Both variance and smoothness values agree for both fields over all latitude bands except southern mid-latitudes. Our results imply that temperature fields have smaller smoothness coefficients than precipitation fields, while both have decreasing smoothness coefficients with increasing latitude. Models predict fields with smaller smoothness coefficients than observational proxy data for the tropics. The estimated spatial cross-correlations of these two fields, however, are quite different for most GCMs in mid-latitudes. Model correlation estimates agree well with those for observational proxy data for Australia, at high northern latitudes across North America, Europe and Asia, as well as across the Sahara, India, and Southeast Asia, but elsewhere, little consistent agreement exists.

This is a joint work with Robert Philbin, a graduate student in the department of statistics, Texas A&M University.

Presenter(s):
Mikyoung Jun
Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
Mesa Lab
Room:
ML- Chapman Room
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?
No

Posted by Kathy Peczkowicz (kathyp@ucar.edu) at x2431
Lab/division hosting the event:
NCAR, CISL, IMAGe
Affiliation or organization:
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 3:30pm

Cloud ice microphysical properties measured or estimated from in-situ aircraft observations are compared to global climate models and satellite active remote sensor retrievals. Two large data sets, with direct measurements of the ice water content (IWC) and encompassing data from polar to tropical regions, are combined to yield a large database of in-situ measurements. The intention of this study is to identify strengths and weaknesses of the various methods used to derive ice cloud microphysical properties.

The in-situ data are measured with total water hygrometers, condensed water probes, and particle spectrometers. Data from polar, midlatitude and tropical locations are included. The satellite data are retrieved from CloudSat/CALIPSO (2C-ICE, 2C-SNOW-PROFILE), and GPM (Level2A). Although the 2C-ICE retrieval is for IWC, we developed a method to simulate the IWC to get snowfall rates (S). The GPM retrievals are for snowfall rate only. Model results are derived using the Community Atmosphere Model (CAM5) and the UK Met Office Unified Model.

The retrievals and model results are related to the in-situ observations using temperature, and partitioned by geographical region. Specific variables compared between the in-situ observations, models and retrievals are the IWC and S. The retrieved IWCs are reasonably close in value to the in-situ observations whereas the models are relatively low. Differences between the in-situ IWCs and those from the other methods are compounded when S is considered, leading to model snowfall rates that are considerably lower than the in-situ data. Anomalous trends with temperature are noted in some instances.

Presenter(s):
Andrew Heymsfield
Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
FL2
Room:
1022
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?

Posted by Caroline Haws (haws@ucar.edu) at x8189
Lab/division hosting the event:
NCAR, MMM
Affiliation or organization:
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 11:00am

Over the past several decades, the stratosphere has been shown to play an essential role in influencing a number of aspects of the near-surface circulation and climate. For instance, the onset of the stratospheric ozone hole over Antarctica led to a poleward shift in the southern hemisphere surface westerlies, one of the few observed changes in the global circulation attributed to anthropogenic sources with any confidence by the fifth assessment report of the IPCC.

Nonetheless, there is a tendency to regard the extratropical stratosphere to a large extent as a 'passive integrator' of the forcing that arises from long wavelength, quasi-stationary Rossby waves whose behaviour is predominantly determined by tropospheric forcings. On the basis of some recent work on stratospheric sudden warmings, I will argue that in fact the stratosphere plays an important role in controlling these waves throughout the depth of the atmosphere, and that this control is in some cases the most important mechanism for the downward influence of the stratosphere.

Presenter(s):
Peter Hitchcock, Univ. of Cambridge
Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
Mesa Lab
Room:
Main Seminar Room
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?
Yes - ML-Main Seminar Room - http://ucarconnect.ucar.edu/live

Posted by Gaylynn Potemkin (potemkin@ucar.edu) at x1618
Lab/division hosting the event:
NCAR, CGD
Affiliation or organization:
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 10:00am

What: Programming with models: An introduction to NIMBLE, a BUGS-compatible system for hierarchical statistical modeling using MCMC and more

When: May 27, 2016, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Where: ML- VisLab 

This webinar will introduce attendees to the NIMBLE system for programming with hierarchical models in R. NIMBLE (r-nimble.org) is a new system for flexible programming of algorithms that builds on the
BUGS language for declaring hierarchical models. NIMBLE provides analysts with a flexible system for using MCMC, sequential MC and other techniques on user-specified models. It provides developers and
methodologists with the ability to write algorithms in an R-like syntax that can be easily disseminated to users. C++ versions of models and algorithms are created for speed, but these are manipulated from R without any need for analysts or algorithm developers to program in C++. While analysts can use NIMBLE as a drop-in replacement for WinBUGS or JAGS, NIMBLE provides greatly enhanced functionality in a number of ways.  The webinar will first show how to specify a hierarchical statistical model using BUGS syntax and fit that model using MCMC. Participants will learn how to customize the MCMC for
better performance and how to specify one's own statistical distributions and functions to extend the syntax of BUGS. Next the webinar will demonstrate how to use other non-MCMC algorithms to fit and models. Finally, the webinar will show how to use the system to write algorithms for use with hierarchical models, including one's own samplers for use within NIMBLE's MCMC system.

The instructor is Dr. Chris Paciorek (Berkeley).  Participation is free, but the number of seats is limited to 20.  To reserve a seat, please email Kathy Peczkowicz (kathyp@ucar.edu).  The format of the webinar is interactive with two-way video and audio, where the participants can ask live questions.  Each participant should bring a laptop.

Presenter(s):
Chris Paciorek
Type of event:
Tutorial/Training
Building:
Mesa Lab
Room:
VisLab
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?
No

Posted by Kathy Peczkowicz (kathyp@ucar.edu) at x2431
Lab/division hosting the event:
NCAR, CISL, IMAGe
Affiliation or organization:
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 12:00pm

Global-scale geophysical, environmental, and climate science data sets require statistical models that explain the curvature of their spatial domain. Over the last few decades, statisticians have developed covariance models to capture their spatial and/or temporal behavior. Mathematical limitations have prevented the use of the geodesic distance, the most natural metric for measuring distance on the surface of a sphere, and instead some previous approaches have applied the Euclidean or chordal distance to approximate the covariance. However, because these approximations may result in physically unrealistic distortions on the sphere, covariance functions directly defined on the sphere using the geodesic distance are needed. We discuss the issues that arise when dealing with global-scale spherical data sets and review current geostatistical approaches. We illustrate the use of isotropic and nonstationary covariance models through deformations and geographical indicators for global surface temperature data. To assess the suitability of each method, we compare their log likelihood values and prediction score. This is a joint work with Mikyoung Jun and Marc G. Genton.

Presenter(s):
Jaehong Jeong
Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
Mesa Lab
Room:
ML- Damon Room
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?
No

Posted by Kathy Peczkowicz (kathyp@ucar.edu) at x2431
Lab/division hosting the event:
NCAR, CISL, IMAGe
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 6:00pm

Parent's Night Out is a great opportunity for you and your significant other to get out to dinner and a movie! By emailing the Center Director, Stephanie Ivancic, you could sign your child up from 6pm-8pm ($30 for one child or $40 for two children) or 6pm-10pm ($50 for one child and $60 for two children).

Children are welcome to wear their pajamas for a fun evening of movies and pizza! If your child has a video that he or she would like to share, bring it in. Please make sure it is labeled and let the fun begin! Siblings under the age of 7 are welcome as well.

We are inviting all UCAR employees to take advantage of this as your child does not need to be enrolled at the center to partake!

Children’s Creative Learning Center (CCLC)
Stephanie Ivancic (sivancic@cclc.com)
3050 34th Street, Boulder
http://www.cclc.com/our-centers/boulder/co/000674/

Presenter(s):
Children’s Creative Learning Center
Type of event:
Wellness/Benefits
Building:
CCLC: 3050 34th Street, Boulder
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?
No

Posted by Laurie Carr (lcarr@ucar.edu) at x8702
Lab/division hosting the event:
UCAR
Affiliation or organization:
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 11:00am

Aquaplanet configurations are a vital component within the climate model hierarchy and provide numerous research benefits, including bridging the knowledge gap between idealized models and comprehensive Earth system models as well as creating a testbed to better understand sensitivities between model dynamics and parametrized physics. Despite their utility, however, aquaplanet options for current Community Atmosphere Model (CAM) versions are neither fully developed nor publicly available.  This project aims to (1) advance the development of fixed sea-surface temperature and slab-ocean aquaplanet configurations for CAM4, CAM5, and next-generation CAM for CESM2, (2) document and publish supporting materials of these configurations for out-of-the-box use, and (3) perform and analyze a modified subset of the baseline Diagnostic, Evaluation and Characterization of Klima (DECK) experiments following the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP) version 6 protocols.  In this talk, we review progress on these project goals and discuss preliminary scientific results related to the hydrologic cycle.  Particular focus will be on global and regional precipitation distributions, extremes, and their differences from Earth-like simulations and observations.

Presenter(s):
Jim Benedict, Univ. of Miami
Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
Mesa Lab
Room:
Main Seminar Room
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?
Yes - ML-Main Seminar Room - http://ucarconnect.ucar.edu/live

Posted by Gaylynn Potemkin (potemkin@ucar.edu) at x1618
Lab/division hosting the event:
NCAR, CGD
Affiliation or organization:
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:30am, Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 10:30am, Friday, July 1, 2016 - 10:30am, Monday, August 1, 2016 - 10:30am, Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 10:30am, Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 10:30am, Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 10:30am, Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 10:30am

The first Thursday of each month is Foothills Campus Massage day with Lisa Bottenfield, a very expereineced and qaulified massage therpaist.  Please take the time to get a theraputic massage, available in 30 minute increments at $22.00 per thirty minutes.  The sign up sheet with room location is across from the reception desk in FL2.  If you have any questions contact Carey Reynolds @ 2604.

Presenter(s):
Lisa Bottenfield
Type of event:
Wellness/Benefits
Building:
FL2
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?
No

Posted by Carey Reynolds (careyr@ucar.edu) at x2604
Lab/division hosting the event:
UCAR, new item
Affiliation or organization:
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 11:00am

A climate diagnostic method: covariation of

finite-amplitude wave activity and the zonal

mean flow in the mid-latitude troposphere

Lei Wang

University of Chicago

Abstract: 

Intra-seasonal atmospheric variability is a prediction gap between weather and climate predictions, and is important for skillfully predicting high-impact extreme events. Variations in jet stream are primarily driven by atmospheric waves that cannot be easily quantified by traditional linear theory. Using theory of finite-amplitude wave activity (FAWA), we develop a new zonal momentum-wave activity cycle, as a counterpart of global energy cycle (Lorenz 1955), but with several advantages for climate diagnostics. In midlatitude austral summer, the budget reveals a largely adiabatic, antiphase covariation of FAWA and the mean flow. A marked periodicity is found for FAWA around 20–30 days, consistent with the recently discovered Baroclinic Annular Mode by Thompson and collaborators. Analysis of the ERA-Interim product reveals that the 20-30 day periodicity in FAWA and eddy heat flux is robust only during the warm season. An idealized AGCM is shown to reproduce qualitatively a BAM-like eddy heat flux spectrum only if the zonal-mean state resembles that of the austral summer, which points to an important consequence of the basic state bias in climate simulations. I will also discuss the implications of this framework for the atmospheric wave variability in a changing climate. 

 Thursday, June 2, 2016

11:00 am

Mesa Lab, 1850 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder, CO

ML-245-Chapman Room

For more information, please contact Teresa Foster, teresaf@ucar.edu, phone: 303-497-1741   

         The National Center for Atmospheric Research is operated by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research under the sponsorship of the National Science Foundation

Presenter(s):
Lei Wang
Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
Mesa Lab
Room:
ML-245 - Chapman Room
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?
No

Posted by Teresa Foster (teresaf@ucar.edu) at x1741
Lab/division hosting the event:
NCAR, CGD
Affiliation or organization:
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 8:45am

This 3.5 day workshop is geared towards new users of the NCAR Command Language (NCL), a scripting language for the analysis and visualization of geoscientific data. It will consist of a combination of introductory lectures and hands-on labs. During the labs, the instructors will work with students one-on-one to help them write NCL programs for analyzing their own data.

The instructors are Dennis Shea, an associate scientist in NCAR/CGD, and Mary Haley, a software engineer in NCAR/CISL.

Students are expected to have a basic knowledge of programming in one or more languages like Fortran, C, Python, IDL, or matlab, and must be comfortable working on a UNIX system.

Registration is free and limited to 16 students, so be sure to register as soon as possible. See the link below for more information.

Presenter(s):
Dennis Shea, Mary Haley
Type of event:
Workshop
Building:
CG2
Room:
3024
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?
No

Posted by Mary Haley (haley@ucar.edu) at x1254
Lab/division hosting the event:
NCAR, CISL, TDD
Affiliation or organization:
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 3:00pm

Stellar Atmospheric Models

Our Sun is the only star we can observe with spatial and temporal resolution. But we can't change its mass, age, effective temperature and metallicity to study in which way these parameters affect its thermal structure and the physical processes responsible for it. On the other side, there is a great variety of stars, similar in atmospheric structure to our Sun, for which we can only obtain their spatially integrated spectra at different wavelengths. In this talk we deal with 1D solar atmospheric models as a source of stellar atmosphere models, and the results we can obtain from them.

Presenter(s):
Mariela Vieytes
Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
CG1
Room:
2126
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?

Posted by Sheryl Shapiro (sheryls@ucar.edu) at x1567
Lab/division hosting the event:
NCAR, HAO
Affiliation or organization:
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 6:00pm

Parent's Night Out is a great opportunity for you and your significant other to get out to dinner and a movie! By emailing the Center Director, Stephanie Ivancic, you could sign your child up from 6pm-8pm ($30 for one child or $40 for two children) or 6pm-10pm ($50 for one child and $60 for two children).

Children are welcome to wear their pajamas for a fun evening of movies and pizza! If your child has a video that he or she would like to share, bring it in. Please make sure it is labeled and let the fun begin! Siblings under the age of 7 are welcome as well.

We are inviting all UCAR employees to take advantage of this as your child does not need to be enrolled at the center to partake!

Children’s Creative Learning Center (CCLC)
Stephanie Ivancic (sivancic@cclc.com)
3050 34th Street, Boulder
http://www.cclc.com/our-centers/boulder/co/000674/

Presenter(s):
Children’s Creative Learning Center
Type of event:
Wellness/Benefits
Building:
CCLC: 3050 34th Street, Boulder
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?
No

Posted by Laurie Carr (lcarr@ucar.edu) at x8702
Lab/division hosting the event:
UCAR
Affiliation or organization:
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 8:00am, Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 8:00am, Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 8:00am
Jun 13-15, 2016 | at NCWCP 5830 University Research Ct. College Park, Maryland

The 7th NCEP Ensemble Users Workshop will be held at NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP) in College Park, Maryland during the period June 13-15, 2016. The purpose of the workshop is (i) to bring together experts and users involved in the generation and use of NCEP ensembles, (ii) to review progress on the generation and use of operational products since our last meeting in March 2014, and (iii) to discuss plans for future efforts and collaborations. The main goal of the workshop is to support NWS in its transition from single value to probabilistic forecasting. The ultimate goal is to convey forecast uncertainty in a user-relevant form. Collaborative efforts on the national (NUOPC, DTC) and international (NAEFS, NMME) scale will also be discussed.


The workshop is organized by the NCEP Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) jointly with the NCAR Developmental Testbed Center (DTC) whose goal is to facilitate the future testing and transition of newly developed methods into operations, with support from the Office of Science and Technology Integration (OSTI) of NWS.
The themes include:

  1. Current state and plan of operational ensembles and products
    1. What is the current state of operational ensembles? The reviews include all scales and downstream applications, such as regional, global, climate, wave/surge, hydrological, hurricane and etc …
    2. What products and guidance are available to users? The reviews include the products from NCEP UPP, NAEFS SPP, SREF post products (and others) for public, NBP for NWS and etc…
  2. User requirements and future plans
    1. How are ensembles currently used by broader users? The reviews include NCEP centers, NWC, fields (regions and WFO/RFC), private sectors and etc…
    2. What are the evidence-based requirements for future ensemble generations? Those include future storm scale ensemble, week 3&4 global ensemble and others.
    3. How can we work together to fulfill those requirements within operational limitations? This includes the reviews of UMAC’s recommendations, plan of NGGPS, ensemble post-processing, plan for reanalysis/reforecast and others.
    4. How can we improve our services for broader users? Those will cover data distribution, product generation, product visualization, forecast verification and others.
  3. Encourage national/international community participation and cooperation
    1. How do we engage the community to encourage external model development and facilitate research-to-operations (and operations-to-research)? This includes the discussions from NCAR/DTC, NGGPS project, MMAP project, NMME, NOAA testbeds and others.
    2. How can external developers make the R2O process easier, making it more likely their work will be incorporated operationally?
    3. How can we enhance national cooperation through various projects? This includes ESPC/NUOPC, NMME and others.
    4. How can different nations increase cooperation to improve (combined) ensemble products and future development? This includes experiences sharing from NAEFS, NMME, many foreign national centers (and institutions).
Presenter(s):
NCEP Ensemble Users
Type of event:
Workshop
Building:
External locations
Room:
NCWCP 5830 University Research Ct. College Park, MD 20740
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?
No

Posted by Lara Ziady (ziady@ucar.edu) at x8442
Lab/division hosting the event:
NCAR, RAL, JNT
Affiliation or organization:
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 8:00am, Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 8:00am, Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 8:00am
Jun 13-15, 2016 | at NCWCP 5830 University Research Ct. College Park, Maryland

The 7th NCEP Ensemble Users Workshop will be held at NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP) in College Park, Maryland during the period June 13-15, 2016. The purpose of the workshop is (i) to bring together experts and users involved in the generation and use of NCEP ensembles, (ii) to review progress on the generation and use of operational products since our last meeting in March 2014, and (iii) to discuss plans for future efforts and collaborations. The main goal of the workshop is to support NWS in its transition from single value to probabilistic forecasting. The ultimate goal is to convey forecast uncertainty in a user-relevant form. Collaborative efforts on the national (NUOPC, DTC) and international (NAEFS, NMME) scale will also be discussed.


The workshop is organized by the NCEP Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) jointly with the NCAR Developmental Testbed Center (DTC) whose goal is to facilitate the future testing and transition of newly developed methods into operations, with support from the Office of Science and Technology Integration (OSTI) of NWS.
The themes include:

  1. Current state and plan of operational ensembles and products
    1. What is the current state of operational ensembles? The reviews include all scales and downstream applications, such as regional, global, climate, wave/surge, hydrological, hurricane and etc …
    2. What products and guidance are available to users? The reviews include the products from NCEP UPP, NAEFS SPP, SREF post products (and others) for public, NBP for NWS and etc…
  2. User requirements and future plans
    1. How are ensembles currently used by broader users? The reviews include NCEP centers, NWC, fields (regions and WFO/RFC), private sectors and etc…
    2. What are the evidence-based requirements for future ensemble generations? Those include future storm scale ensemble, week 3&4 global ensemble and others.
    3. How can we work together to fulfill those requirements within operational limitations? This includes the reviews of UMAC’s recommendations, plan of NGGPS, ensemble post-processing, plan for reanalysis/reforecast and others.
    4. How can we improve our services for broader users? Those will cover data distribution, product generation, product visualization, forecast verification and others.
  3. Encourage national/international community participation and cooperation
    1. How do we engage the community to encourage external model development and facilitate research-to-operations (and operations-to-research)? This includes the discussions from NCAR/DTC, NGGPS project, MMAP project, NMME, NOAA testbeds and others.
    2. How can external developers make the R2O process easier, making it more likely their work will be incorporated operationally?
    3. How can we enhance national cooperation through various projects? This includes ESPC/NUOPC, NMME and others.
    4. How can different nations increase cooperation to improve (combined) ensemble products and future development? This includes experiences sharing from NAEFS, NMME, many foreign national centers (and institutions).
Presenter(s):
NCEP Ensemble Users
Type of event:
Workshop
Building:
External locations
Room:
NCWCP 5830 University Research Ct. College Park, MD 20740
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?
No

Posted by Lara Ziady (ziady@ucar.edu) at x8442
Lab/division hosting the event:
NCAR, RAL, JNT
Affiliation or organization:
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 8:00am, Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 8:00am, Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 8:00am
Jun 13-15, 2016 | at NCWCP 5830 University Research Ct. College Park, Maryland

The 7th NCEP Ensemble Users Workshop will be held at NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP) in College Park, Maryland during the period June 13-15, 2016. The purpose of the workshop is (i) to bring together experts and users involved in the generation and use of NCEP ensembles, (ii) to review progress on the generation and use of operational products since our last meeting in March 2014, and (iii) to discuss plans for future efforts and collaborations. The main goal of the workshop is to support NWS in its transition from single value to probabilistic forecasting. The ultimate goal is to convey forecast uncertainty in a user-relevant form. Collaborative efforts on the national (NUOPC, DTC) and international (NAEFS, NMME) scale will also be discussed.


The workshop is organized by the NCEP Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) jointly with the NCAR Developmental Testbed Center (DTC) whose goal is to facilitate the future testing and transition of newly developed methods into operations, with support from the Office of Science and Technology Integration (OSTI) of NWS.
The themes include:

  1. Current state and plan of operational ensembles and products
    1. What is the current state of operational ensembles? The reviews include all scales and downstream applications, such as regional, global, climate, wave/surge, hydrological, hurricane and etc …
    2. What products and guidance are available to users? The reviews include the products from NCEP UPP, NAEFS SPP, SREF post products (and others) for public, NBP for NWS and etc…
  2. User requirements and future plans
    1. How are ensembles currently used by broader users? The reviews include NCEP centers, NWC, fields (regions and WFO/RFC), private sectors and etc…
    2. What are the evidence-based requirements for future ensemble generations? Those include future storm scale ensemble, week 3&4 global ensemble and others.
    3. How can we work together to fulfill those requirements within operational limitations? This includes the reviews of UMAC’s recommendations, plan of NGGPS, ensemble post-processing, plan for reanalysis/reforecast and others.
    4. How can we improve our services for broader users? Those will cover data distribution, product generation, product visualization, forecast verification and others.
  3. Encourage national/international community participation and cooperation
    1. How do we engage the community to encourage external model development and facilitate research-to-operations (and operations-to-research)? This includes the discussions from NCAR/DTC, NGGPS project, MMAP project, NMME, NOAA testbeds and others.
    2. How can external developers make the R2O process easier, making it more likely their work will be incorporated operationally?
    3. How can we enhance national cooperation through various projects? This includes ESPC/NUOPC, NMME and others.
    4. How can different nations increase cooperation to improve (combined) ensemble products and future development? This includes experiences sharing from NAEFS, NMME, many foreign national centers (and institutions).
Presenter(s):
NCEP Ensemble Users
Type of event:
Workshop
Building:
External locations
Room:
NCWCP 5830 University Research Ct. College Park, MD 20740
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?
No

Posted by Lara Ziady (ziady@ucar.edu) at x8442
Lab/division hosting the event:
NCAR, RAL, JNT
Affiliation or organization:
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 3:00pm

Light appetizers and drinks are served. This is an opportunity to get out and relax with colleagues. Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Presenter(s):
None
Type of event:
Celebration
Building:
FL2
Room:
Courtyard
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?
No

Posted by Kristen Alipit (kalipit@ucar.edu) at x1661
Lab/division hosting the event:
NCAR/UCAR-Wide Groups, EAC
Affiliation or organization:
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 6:00pm

Parent's Night Out is a great opportunity for you and your significant other to get out to dinner and a movie! By emailing the Center Director, Stephanie Ivancic, you could sign your child up from 6pm-8pm ($30 for one child or $40 for two children) or 6pm-10pm ($50 for one child and $60 for two children).

Children are welcome to wear their pajamas for a fun evening of movies and pizza! If your child has a video that he or she would like to share, bring it in. Please make sure it is labeled and let the fun begin! Siblings under the age of 7 are welcome as well.

We are inviting all UCAR employees to take advantage of this as your child does not need to be enrolled at the center to partake!

Children’s Creative Learning Center (CCLC)
Stephanie Ivancic (sivancic@cclc.com)
3050 34th Street, Boulder
http://www.cclc.com/our-centers/boulder/co/000674/

Presenter(s):
Children’s Creative Learning Center
Type of event:
Wellness/Benefits
Building:
CCLC: 3050 34th Street, Boulder
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?
No

Posted by Laurie Carr (lcarr@ucar.edu) at x8702
Lab/division hosting the event:
UCAR
Affiliation or organization:
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 1:30pm

Overview

The 17th annual WRF Users' Workshop will take place at the NCAR's Center Green Campus, Boulder, Colorado, on 27 June to July 1, 2016

Details and the agenda will be posted at a later date.

Call for Papers

The primary objectives for the Users' Workshop are to provide WRF modeling system updates, to discuss model development and issues and to present evaluations and applications of the model. Papers focusing on development and testing of model applications in all areas are especially encouraged. This year we especially seek contributions on scale-aware physics, physics for high resolution applications and novel techiniques shch as cloud computing.

Authors are given the option of requesting either a poster or an oral presentation; however, we strongly encourage authors to consider submissions for a poster presentation, due to time constraints for oral sessions.

To submit an abstract please go to the registration page.


Other Activities at the Workshop

WRF Lecture Series: WRF Software and Best Computing Practices, Monday, June 27th, 1:30- 5PM

Three Parallel Mini-Tutorials, Friday July 1st, 8:30-10 AM: MMET, VAPOR and NCL

Presenter(s):
Multiple Presenters both internally and externally
Type of event:
Workshop
Building:
CG1
Room:
Auditorium
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?
No

Posted by Kris Marwitz (kmarwitz@ucar.edu) at x8198
Lab/division hosting the event:
NCAR, MMM
Affiliation or organization:
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:30am, Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 10:30am, Friday, July 1, 2016 - 10:30am, Monday, August 1, 2016 - 10:30am, Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 10:30am, Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 10:30am, Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 10:30am, Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 10:30am

The first Thursday of each month is Foothills Campus Massage day with Lisa Bottenfield, a very expereineced and qaulified massage therpaist.  Please take the time to get a theraputic massage, available in 30 minute increments at $22.00 per thirty minutes.  The sign up sheet with room location is across from the reception desk in FL2.  If you have any questions contact Carey Reynolds @ 2604.

Presenter(s):
Lisa Bottenfield
Type of event:
Wellness/Benefits
Building:
FL2
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?
No

Posted by Carey Reynolds (careyr@ucar.edu) at x2604
Lab/division hosting the event:
UCAR, new item
Affiliation or organization:
Friday, July 8, 2016 - 6:00pm

Parent's Night Out is a great opportunity for you and your significant other to get out to dinner and a movie! By emailing the Center Director, Stephanie Ivancic, you could sign your child up from 6pm-8pm ($30 for one child or $40 for two children) or 6pm-10pm ($50 for one child and $60 for two children).

Children are welcome to wear their pajamas for a fun evening of movies and pizza! If your child has a video that he or she would like to share, bring it in. Please make sure it is labeled and let the fun begin! Siblings under the age of 7 are welcome as well.

We are inviting all UCAR employees to take advantage of this as your child does not need to be enrolled at the center to partake!

Children’s Creative Learning Center (CCLC)
Stephanie Ivancic (sivancic@cclc.com)
3050 34th Street, Boulder
http://www.cclc.com/our-centers/boulder/co/000674/

Presenter(s):
Children’s Creative Learning Center
Type of event:
Wellness/Benefits
Building:
CCLC: 3050 34th Street, Boulder
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?
No

Posted by Laurie Carr (lcarr@ucar.edu) at x8702
Lab/division hosting the event:
UCAR
Affiliation or organization:
Monday, July 11, 2016 - 8:00am

CISL is excited to announce the second course coordinated by The Institute for Mathematics Applied to Geosciences (IMAGe) in the Beyond P-values series.

This three-day course, July 11-13, 2016, will provide an introduction to the theory and methods of Bayesian Statistics. Bayesian Statistics is an emergent area of Statistics applicable to many problems and especially relevant in the context of uncertainty quantification. The course will cover some simple one- and two-parameter problems to provide a flavor for the mechanics of the Bayesian approach. We will then discuss Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods for making inference using more complicated (higher dimensional) models. By the end of the course the partcipants will fit and evaluate models for a dataset of atmospheric CO2 concentrations taken from ice-core measurements. We'll use the open-source statistical software R [https://www.r-project.org/] and the open-source MCMC package that works seamlessly with R called Stan [mc-stan.org/]. The format of the course is hands-on and participants will use their own laptops. 

The lead instructor for the course is Alix Gitelman, Professor of Statistics at Oregon State University. She will be assisted by Nathan Lenssen (Columbia University), Doug Nychka, Philippe Naveau and Dorit Hammerling and others. Seats are limited to 12 participants and to apply, please visit the Bayesian Statistics Application webpage. Please note that the course is only open to staff and visitors working on NCAR's Boulder, CO campuses.

Presenter(s):
Alix Gitelman
Type of event:
Tutorial/Training
Building:
Mesa Lab
Room:
ML- 239 Damon Room
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?
No

Posted by Kathy Peczkowicz (kathyp@ucar.edu) at x2431
Lab/division hosting the event:
NCAR, CISL, IMAGe
Affiliation or organization:
Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 8:00am

Registration is now open for the 4th Annual Engineering for Climate Extremes Workshop (on July 14, 2016).

The attached flyer and website have more information, or you can register directly at the link below.

https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1827306

The theme of this year’s meeting is “Water-Energy-People” within a context of resilience within coupled natural and social systems.

Societal and climate change, and heterogeneous resource distribution are increasingly highlighting critical vulnerabilities within the WEP system. The interplay of economic and policy drivers with social and environmental changes and climate stresses is important but largely unexplored. The workshop will highlight knowledge gaps and focus discussion on ways that ECEP can help to improve WEP system resilience.

Abstracts are invited for “Ignite” (5-minute) and longer (15-minute) presentations. Participants are welcome from all areas involved in strengthening societal resilience to weather and climate extremes.
 
Participants include representatives from Indigenous Americans, Re/insurance, Local Government, Industry and Business, and National and International Universities.

WORKSHOP VENUE: Main Seminar Room, NCAR Foothills Laboratory, 3450 Mitchell Lane, Boulder 

WORKSHOP DATES: July 14, 2016
 
WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FEE: $100 (Early Bird Registration deadline is June 14, 2016)

Beginning June 15, 2016 Registration is $150.

On-site registration $200

Presenter(s):
MMM Regional Climate Research
Type of event:
Workshop
Building:
FL2
Room:
1022 Large Auditorium
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?
No

Posted by Kris Marwitz (kmarwitz@ucar.edu) at x8198
Lab/division hosting the event:
NCAR, MMM
Affiliation or organization:
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 3:00pm

Light appetizers and drinks are served. This is an opportunity to get out and relax with colleagues. Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Presenter(s):
None
Type of event:
Celebration
Building:
CG1
Room:
Patio
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?
No

Posted by Kristen Alipit (kalipit@ucar.edu) at x1661
Lab/division hosting the event:
NCAR/UCAR-Wide Groups, EAC
Affiliation or organization:
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 6:00pm

Parent's Night Out is a great opportunity for you and your significant other to get out to dinner and a movie! By emailing the Center Director, Stephanie Ivancic, you could sign your child up from 6pm-8pm ($30 for one child or $40 for two children) or 6pm-10pm ($50 for one child and $60 for two children).

Children are welcome to wear their pajamas for a fun evening of movies and pizza! If your child has a video that he or she would like to share, bring it in. Please make sure it is labeled and let the fun begin! Siblings under the age of 7 are welcome as well.

We are inviting all UCAR employees to take advantage of this as your child does not need to be enrolled at the center to partake!

Children’s Creative Learning Center (CCLC)
Stephanie Ivancic (sivancic@cclc.com)
3050 34th Street, Boulder
http://www.cclc.com/our-centers/boulder/co/000674/

Presenter(s):
Children’s Creative Learning Center
Type of event:
Wellness/Benefits
Building:
CCLC: 3050 34th Street, Boulder
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?
No

Posted by Laurie Carr (lcarr@ucar.edu) at x8702
Lab/division hosting the event:
UCAR
Affiliation or organization:
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 8:30am
TUTORIAL OVERVIEW 

 The Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model Tutorial will be offered from 25 July- 3 August 2016 at the NCAR Foothills Laboratory, Boulder, Colorado.

The Basic tutorial will consist of lectures on various components of the WRF modeling system along with hands-on practice sessions. The topics include:

  1. WRF Pre-processing System
  2. WRF Dynamics and Numerics
  3. WRF Physics
  4. WRF Software Framework
  5. WRF Post-processing and Graphical Tools

The WRFDA tutorial will include lectures on a variety of topics on the full capability of the WRFDA system, along with hands-on practice sessions. The topics covered will include:

  1. Observation types, formats, and preprocessing
  2. Background error modeling and estimation
  3. 3D- and 4D-Variational data assimilation
  4. Ensemble and Hybrid Variational-Ensemble data assimilation methods
  5. Cycling with WRF and WRFDA
  6. Visualization and verification tools
  7. Guidance for code developers and new observation types

REQUIREMENTS

Basic knowledge of atmospheric science and numerical modeling, as well as working in a Unix computer environment, is required for the class. WRF Tutorial participants are strongly encouraged to work through the WRF-ARW online tutorial, especially if you have not used the model before. Walking through the online tutorial will provide an overview of the system, which can help enhance your learning experience once you are here (even if you cannot compile and run the code physically). If you run into any problems while working through this, feel free to contact "wrfhelp at ucar dot edu".

All participants are also strongly encouraged to get familiar with Unix/Linux working environment, as working through directories, editing text files and Fortran code are absolutely essential to operate the modeling system programs. One can easily find Unix tutorials for beginners online for this purpose.

 
Presenter(s):
Multiple members of MMM Staff
Type of event:
Tutorial/Training
Building:
FL2
Room:
1002 - Large Auditorium
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?
No

Posted by Kris Marwitz (kmarwitz@ucar.edu) at x8198
Lab/division hosting the event:
NCAR, MMM
Affiliation or organization:
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:30am, Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 10:30am, Friday, July 1, 2016 - 10:30am, Monday, August 1, 2016 - 10:30am, Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 10:30am, Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 10:30am, Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 10:30am, Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 10:30am

The first Thursday of each month is Foothills Campus Massage day with Lisa Bottenfield, a very expereineced and qaulified massage therpaist.  Please take the time to get a theraputic massage, available in 30 minute increments at $22.00 per thirty minutes.  The sign up sheet with room location is across from the reception desk in FL2.  If you have any questions contact Carey Reynolds @ 2604.

Presenter(s):
Lisa Bottenfield
Type of event:
Wellness/Benefits
Building:
FL2
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?
No

Posted by Carey Reynolds (careyr@ucar.edu) at x2604
Lab/division hosting the event:
UCAR, new item
Affiliation or organization:
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 2:00pm

NCAR's Up the Hill Race typically features bicycle, and running races up the Mesa Lab hill with an all-staff party to celebrate.

Presenter(s):
None
Type of event:
Celebration
Building:
Mesa Lab
Room:
Tree Plaza
Will this event be webcast by NCAR/UCAR?
No

Posted by Kristen Alipit (kalipit@ucar.edu) at x1661
Lab/division hosting the event:
NCAR/UCAR-Wide Groups, EAC
Affiliation or organization: