Real-Time High-Resolution Weather Modeling in "Rugged" Regions

ARSC Science Seminar Announcement

Real-Time High-Resolution Weather Modeling in "Rugged" Regions Speaker: Dr. Don Morton, The University of Montana

Monday, June 20 2005 1:00 - 2:00 pm Monday June 20, 2005 ARSC conference room 010 WRRB

This presentation presents numerical outcomes and discussion of the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model as applied to rugged terrain in Montana. Dr. Morton compared runs of WRF on ARSC's Iceberg supercomputer to runs on a Cray XD1 system, evaluating various aspects of system performance and scalability. He also discovered several interesting variations in the weather models predicted on the two systems. The talk will include future plans for extending the comparison on ARSC's new XD1 system, applications for fire prediction and aviation, and recent findings concerning scalability and numerical stability. This is an expanded presentation of a talk given this spring at the Cray User Group Conference. Dr. Morton will be visiting ARSC from June 16-22.

For information please contact or call 450-8600.

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