Lecture Schedule

All presentation will be streamed online. The web address for the live webcast is:
http://www.fin.ucar.edu/it/mms/fl-live.htm

The recordings of the lectures and the lecture slides will be made available during and after the DCMIP summer school. The schedule is also available in pdf format: /site_media/docs/DCMIP-2012-agenda.pdf

 

All times are listed for the Mountain Daylight Time zone (MDT), which is GMT-6.
Coffee break are scheduled after the first two presentations in the mornings, and at 3:15pm every afternoon.


Monday 7/30/2012

8:00-8:50am Registration and refreshments, NCAR FL-2 Cafeteria Atrium

8:50-9:20am Christiane Jablonowski & DCMIP organizers,
download: /site_media/docs/DCMIP_01_introduction_Jablonowski.pdf
watch: http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/0730_Intro DCMIP.mp4
Welcome note, overview of DCMIP and participating models, logistics

9:20-10:20am David Randall (Colorado State University),
download /site_media/docs/DCMIP_02_GCM_design_Randall.pdf
watch: http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/0730_Randall.mp4
Overview of a GCM: building blocks dynamics and physics, dry equation sets for dynamical cores: review of the primitive equations, and how to extend them to non-hydrostatic equations, deep and shallow atmosphere approaches, spherical geopotential approximation versus elliptical shapes of the Earth, choices of the prognostic variables

10:45-11:45am David Stainforth (London School of Economics and Political Science),
download /site_media/docs/DCMIP_03_ensembles_uncertainty_I_Stainforth_1.pdf
watch: http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/0730_Stainforth and Murphy.mp4 (first 2/3rd of the recording)
Uncertainty & Ensembles, Part I: chaos and nonlinearity, basic issues of how we relate models of nonlinear systems to reality

11:45am-12:30pm Sylvia Murphy (NOAA, Earth System Research Laboratory), Live demo
watch: http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/0730_Stainforth and Murphy.mp4 (last 1/3rd of the recording)
Overview of the DCMIP cyberinfrastructure and workspace, demonstrations of its tools, model metadata, Live Access Server (LAS), brief comments about the Earth System Grid

1:30-2pm Si Liu (NCAR CISL help desk),
download /site_media/docs/DCMIP_04_NCAR_computing_Liu.pdf
watch: http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/0730_Liu.mp4
Use of the NCAR computing resources, how to logon, batch queues, etc.

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Tuesday 7/31/2012

8:30-9:30am Paul Ullrich (University of Michigan)
download /site_media/docs/DCMIP_05_Spatial_discretizations_Ullrich.pdf
watch http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/0731_Ullrich.mp4
Numerical Methods I: Review of spatial (horizontal) discretizations

9:30-10:30am David Stainforth (London School of Economics and Political Science),
download /site_media/docs/DCMIP_06_ensembles_uncertainty_II_Stainforth.pdf
watch: http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/0731_Stainforth.mp4
Uncertainty & Ensembles, Part II: Sources and types of uncertainty, design issues for different types of ensembles (PPEs, MMEs, and ICEs), pros and cons of ensembles

11am-12pm Christiane Jablonowski (University of Michigan),
download /site_media/docs/DCMIP_07_GCM_testing_Jablonowski.pdf
watch: http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/0731_Jablonowski.mp4
Model Evaluations I: Structural and parameter uncertainty in dynamical cores, how do we test dynamical cores and full-physics weather and climate models: Overview of the test hierarchy including the Atmospheric Model Intercomparison Project (AMIP) and Aqua-Planet Experiments

12-12:30pm Jerry Meehl (NCAR),
download /site_media/docs/DCMIP_08_CMIP5_overview_Meehl.pdf
watch: http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/0731_Meehl.mp4
Model Evaluations II: Overview of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5) and its connection to IPCC, the pros and cons of having multi-model ensembles, quality control

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Wednesday 8/1/2012

8:30-9:30am Paul Ullrich (University of Michigan):
download /site_media/docs/DCMIP_09_Temporal_discretizations_Stability_Ullrich.pdf
watch: http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/0801_Ullrich.mp4
Numerical Methods II: Review of temporal discretizations, numerical stability

9:30-10:30am Michael Toy (Colorado State University)
download /site_media/docs/DCMIP_10_vertical_discretization_Toy.pdf
watch: http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/0801_Toy.mp4
Numerical Methods III: Review of vertical coordinates and vertical discretizations

11-11:20am OLAM Modeling Mentors: Robert Walko (University of Miami), Martin Otte (Environmental Protection Agency)
download /site_media/docs/DCMIP_11_mentor_OLAM_Walko.pdf
watch: http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/0801_OLAM Modeling Mentors.mp4
Design philosophies of the dynamical core, discussion of the scientific reasoning/motivation behind the design

11:20am-12:20pm David Stainforth (London School of Economics and Political Science)
download /site_media/docs/DCMIP_12_ensembles_uncertainty_III_Stainforth.pdf
watch:http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/0801_Stainforth.mp4
Uncertainty & Ensembles, Part III: Ensembles and questions of model exclusion, model weighting and model interpretation more generally, insights from the climateprediction.net experiments, personal perspective: towards seamless predictions across many scales, unified modeling

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Thursday 8/2/2012

8:30-9:30am David Randall (Colorado State University)
download /site_media/docs/DCMIP_13_cloud_parameterization_Randall.pdf
watch http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/0802_Randall.mp4
Physics-Dynamics Interplay I: How to include moisture, moist equation sets, what are the moisture feedbacks, how do they drive the dynamics?

9:30-10:30am David Williamson (NCAR)
download /site_media/docs/DCMIP_14_physics_dynamics_coupling_Williamson.pdf
(no recording)
Physics-Dynamics Interplay II: How to couple dynamics and physics: grids, physics time steps and update intervals, process-split versus time-split, intrinsic time-scale dependencies in the physics, what are the sensitivities, sensitivities to resolutions

11-11:20am UZIM Modeling Mentors: Ross Heikes, Don Dazlich, David Randall (Colorado State University)
download:/site_media/docs/DCMIP_15_mentor_UZIM_Randall.pdf
watch: http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/0802_UZIM Modeling Mentors.mp4
Design philosophies of the dynamical core, discussion of the scientific reasoning/motivation behind the design

11:20am-12:20pm Mark Taylor (Sandia National Laboratories)
download /site_media/docs/DCMIP_16_high_resolution_GCMs_Taylor.pdf
watch: http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/0802_Taylor.mp4
Trends: Review of typical grid resolutions (horizontal + vertical) in GCMs, challenges at high horizontal resolutions, emerging variable-resolution approaches for climate models with regional focus areas, illustrated with examples from the Spectral Element (SE) Community Atmosphere Model (CAM)

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Friday 8/3/2012

8:30-9:30am Julio Bacmeister, Richard Neale (NCAR)
download /site_media/docs/DCMIP_17_GCM_physics_Neale_Bacmeister.pdf
watch: http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/0803_julio bacmesiter for richard neale.mp4
Physics-Dynamics Interplay III: Which types of physical parameterizations are present in weather and climate models? What are their high-level design philosophies?

9:30-10:30am David Randall (Colorado State University)
download /site_media/docs/DCMIP_18_moist_physics_Randall.pdf
watch http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/0803_randall.mp4
Physics-Dynamics Interplay IV: What becomes obsolete in non-hydrostatic models and at which scale? What are the pros and cons of superparameterizations? How to think about scale-aware physical parameterizations suitable for models with variable-resolution grids?

11-11:20am ENDGame Modeling Mentors: Thomas Melvin, Markus Gross (U.K. Met Office)
download /site_media/docs/DCMIP_19_mentor_ENDGame_Melvin_Gross.pdf
watch http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/0803_Tom Melvin.mp4
Design philosophies of the dynamical core, discussion of the scientific reasoning/motivation behind the design

11:20am-12:20pm Judith Berner (NCAR)
download /site_media/docs/DCMIP_20_stochastic_parameterizations_Berner.pdf
watch http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/0803_berner.mp4
Physics-Dynamics Interplay V, and Trends: Principles of stochastic physical parameterizations, what is their promise?

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Monday 8/6/2012

8:30-9:30am Kevin Trenberth (NCAR)
download /site_media/docs/DCMIP_21_reanalysis_data_Trenberth.pdf
watch http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/kevin_trenberth 08062012.mp4
Model Evaluations III: Overview of re-analysis data sets and their pros and cons for model evaluations

9:30-10:30am James Hack (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
download /site_media/docs/DCMIP_22_physics_tuning_Hack.pdf
watch http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/james_hack 08062012.mp4
Model tuning I: What are the multitudes of empirical physics tuning parameters in GCMs (examples) and how are the valid ranges determined in practice? Principles of tuning (who does it, what are the physical principles behind it (e.g. energy balances?)), tuning for high resolutions, experiences with ultra-high resolution global coupled climate modeling and why tuning alone is not the answer, do we need to re-think how physical parameterizations work?

11-11:20am NICAM Modeling Mentors: Hiroaki Miura (University of Tokyo), Ryuji Yoshida (RIKEN)
download /site_media/docs/DCMIP_23_mentor_NICAM_Miura.pdf
watch http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/NICAM Modeling Mentors 08062012 Hiroaki Miuri.mp4
Design philosophies of the dynamical core, discussion of the scientific reasoning/motivation behind the design

11:20am-12:20pm Christiane Jablonowski (University of Michigan)
download /site_media/docs/DCMIP_24_diffusion_mixing_filters_Jablonowski.pdf
watch http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/christiane_jablonowski 08062012.mp4
Model tuning II: Review of filtering operations and diffusive mechanisms in dynamical cores, what are resolvable and unresolved scales?

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Tuesday 8/7/2012

8:30-9:30am James Hack (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
download /site_media/docs/DCMIP_25_modeling_paradiagms_shift_Hack.pdf
watch http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/james_hack 08072012.mp4
Emerging computational aspects and challenges for GCMs I: High-performance computing needs for the climate and weather modeling community from the scientific and hardware perspectives, how feasible is the co-design of models and hardware, the interplay between the computational design and performance of atmospheric models (grids, domain decompositions, parallel communication, load balancing), how should/will future GCMs need to be designed

9:30-9:50am ICON-MPI-DWD Modeling Mentors: Marco Giorgetta, Levi Silvers (Max-Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI)), Daniel Reinert (German Weather Service)
download /site_media/docs/DCMIP_26_mentor_ICON-MPI-DWD_Giorgetta.pdf
watch http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/ICON-MPI-DWD Modeling Mentors 08072012.mp4
Design philosophies of the dynamical core, discussion of the scientific reasoning/motivation behind the design

9:50-10:10am  ICON-IAP Modeling Mentor: Almut Gassmann (Leibniz-Institute of Atmospheric Physics at the University of Rostock (IAP))
download /site_media/docs/DCMIP_27_mentor_ICON-IAP_Gassmann.pdf
watch http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/ICON-IAP Modeling Mentor 08072012.mp4
Design philosophies of the dynamical core, discussion of the scientific reasoning/motivation behind the design

10:40-11am FIM Modeling Mentors: Rainer Bleck (NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) and NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS)), Tanya Smirnova (NOAA ESRL), Shan Sun (NOAA ESRL)
download /site_media/docs/DCMIP_28_mentor_FIM_Bleck_1.pdf
watch http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/FIM Modeling Mentors 08072012.mp4
Design philosophies of the dynamical core, discussion of the scientific reasoning/motivation behind the design

11-11:20am NIM Modeling Mentor: Jin Lee (NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL))
download /site_media/docs/DCMIP_29_mentor_NIM_Lee.pdf
watch http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/NIM Modeling Mentor 08072012.mp4
Design philosophies of the dynamical core, discussion of the scientific reasoning/motivation behind the design

11:20am-12:20pm Peter Lauritzen (NCAR)
download the lecture: /site_media/docs/DCMIP_30_advection_Lauritzen.pdf
download the animation: /site_media/docs/DCMIP_30_advection_animations_Lauritzen.pptx
watch http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/peter_lauritzen 08072012.mp4
Tracer Advection I: Tracer transport, design philosophies of advection schemes

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Wednesday 8/8/2012

8:30-9:30am Ram Nair (NCAR)
download /site_media/docs/DCMIP_31_numerical_methods_advection_Nair.pdf
watch http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/ram_nair 08082012.mp4
Tracer Advection II: Numerical methods for tracer advection schemes

9:30-9:50am MCORE Modeling Mentor: Paul Ullrich (University of Michigan)
download /site_media/docs/DCMIP_32_mentor_MCore_Ullrich.pdf
watch http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/MCORE Modeling Mentor 08082012.mp4
Design philosophies of the dynamical core, discussion of the scientific reasoning/motivation behind the design

9:50-10:10am MPAS Modeling Mentor: William Skamarock, Joseph Klemp, Sang-Hun Park (NCAR)
download /site_media/docs/DCMIP_33_mentor_MPAS_skamarock.pdf
watch http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/MPAS Modeling Mentor 08082012.mp4
Design philosophy for MPAS, discussion of test cases for nonhydrostatic models.

10:40-11am IFS Modeling Mentor: Sylvie Malardel (European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts)
download /site_media/docs/DCMIP_34_mentor_IFS_Malardel.pdf
watch http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/IFS Modeling Mentor 08082012.mp4
Design philosophies of the dynamical core, discussion of the scientific reasoning/motivation behind the design

11-11:20am CAM-SE Modeling Mentor: Mark Taylor (Sandia National Laboratories)
download /site_media/docs/DCMIP_35_mentor_CAM-SE_Taylor.pdf
watch http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/CAM-SE Modeling Mentor 08082012.mp4
Design philosophies of the dynamical core, discussion of the scientific reasoning/motivation behind the design

11:20am-12:20pm Richard Loft (NCAR)
download /site_media/docs/DCMIP_36_parallel_computing_Loft.pdf
watch http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/rich_loft 08082012.mp4
Emerging computational aspects and challenges for GCMs II: Some basics on parallel computing (keywords), some history about parallel computing at NCAR and upcoming trends in parallel and high-performance computing, the challenges of massively parallel computing (hardware and software), scalability of GCMs, how to maximize and think about performance

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Thursday 8/9/2012

8:30-9:30am Matthew Norman (Oak Ridge National Laboratory))
download /site_media/docs/DCMIP_37_GPUs_Norman.pdf
watch http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/matthew_norman 08092012.mp4
Emerging computational aspects and challenges for GCMs III: Some basics on General Purpose Graphical Processing Units (GPGPUs), pros and cons (and personal perspectives) of GPGPUs for atmospheric models, experiences and recommendations from a practitioner’s viewpoint

9:30-9:50am DYNAMICO Modeling Mentors: Thomas Dubos (Laboratoire Météorologique Dynamique (LMD)), Yann Meurdesoif (Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et l'Environnement (LSCE))
download /site_media/docs/DCMIP_38_mentor_DYNAMICO_Dubos.pdf
watch http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/DYNAMICO Modeling Mentors 08092012.mp4
Design philosophies of the dynamical core, discussion of the scientific reasoning/motivation behind the design

9:50-10:10am FV3-GFDL Modeling Mentor: Lucas Harris (NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory)
download /site_media/docs/DCMIP_39_mentor_FV3-GFDL_Harris.pdf
watch http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/FV3-GFDL Modeling Mentor 08092012.mp4
Design philosophies of the dynamical core, discussion of the scientific reasoning/motivation behind the design

10:40-11am CAM-FV Modeling Mentor: James Kent (University of Michigan)
download /site_media/docs/DCMIP_40_mentor_CAM-FV_Kent.pdf
watch http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/CAM-FV.mp4 (first half of the presentation)
Design philosophies of the dynamical core, discussion of the scientific reasoning/motivation behind the design

11-11:20am Brief overview of the remotely participating models: GEM-yinyang, GEM latlon, PUMA, and general discussion about dynamical core designs
download /site_media/docs/DCMIP_41_mentor_PUMA_Frisius.pdf
watch http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/CAM-FV.mp4 (second half of the presentation)
Design philosophies of the dynamical core, discussion of the scientific reasoning/motivation behind the design

11:20am-12:20pm Richard Rood (University of Michigan)
download /site_media/docs/DCMIP_42_GCM_validation_Rood.pdf
watch http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/richard_rood 08092012.mp4
Model Evaluations IV: Climate model validation and verification

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Friday 8/10/2012: Small-group presentations, including remotely participating groups

Results of the Model Intercomparison Project

8:30-8:45am PUMA: Thomas Frisius (University of Hamburg, Germany), via screen share from Hamburg
download /site_media/docs/DCMIP_PUMA.pdf
watch http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/0810_frisius.mp4

8:45-9am ENDGame
watch http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/0810_endgame.mp4

9-9:15am MCORE
watch http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/0810_mcore.mp4

9:15-9:30am ICON-IAP
watch http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/0810_icon_iap.mp4

9:30-9:45am ICON-MPI-DWD
watch http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/0810_icon_mpi_dwd.mp4

9:45-10am OLAM
watch http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/0810_olam.mp4

10-10:30am Break, refreshments

10:30-11am GEM-yinyang, GEM-latlon: Abdesssamad Qaddouri (Environment Canada), via screen share from Canada /site_media/docs/DCMIP_50_mentor_GEM-latlon-yinyang_qaddouri.pdf
watch http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/0810_Qaddouri.mp4

11-11:15am CAM-SE
watch http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/0810_cam_se.mp4

11:15-11:30am MPAS
watch http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/0810_mpas.mp4

11:30-11:45am FIM
watch http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/0810_fim.mp4

11:45-12pm NIM
watch http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/0810_nim.mp4

12-1pm Lunch break

1-1:15pm DYNAMICO
watch http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/0810_dynamico.mp4

1:15-1:30pm IFS
watch http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/0810_ifs.mp4

1:30-1:45pm CAM-FV, James Kent (University of Michigan)
watch http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/0810_cam_fv_james_kent.mp4

1:45-2pm FV3-GFDL
watch http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/0810_fv3.mp4

2-2:15pm UZIM
watch http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/0810_uzim.mp4

2:15-2:30pm NICAM
watch http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/0810_nicam.mp4

2:30-3pm Break, refreshments

3-4:15pm All: Open discussion, perspectives of the modeling mentors, question and answer session
download: /site_media/docs/DCMIP_45_final_discussion_Jablonowski.pdf
watch http://video.ucar.edu/mms/dcmip/0810_open_discussion.mp4

4:15-4:45pm wrap-up and review of DCMIP

Last Update: Sept. 20, 2012, 11:02 a.m. by Christiane Jablonowski
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