Summer workshops at NCAR and UCAR bring the community together to collaborate on projects focused on modeling and tool development, major research questions, and other large projects. Two of the largest of these took place in June.
The 2019 Community Earth System Model Workshop, held June 17–19 in Boulder, brought together about 260 registrants who chose from a menu of half-day sessions organized by each of the CESM’s 14 working groups. The presentations from those sessions as well as several plenaries are available now from the 2019 CESM workshop website.
The Joint WRF and MPAS Users Workshop 2019, held June 10–14 in Boulder, focused on the Weather Research and Forecasting Model and the Model for Prediction Across Scales–Atmosphere, which uses numerics and a subset of physics adapted from WRF. Ten oral sessions and about 70 posters provided updates on these two modeling systems, discussed model development and issues, and presented evaluations and applications. The last day of the workshop offered three mini-tutorials (see the workshop website for tutorial details). The presentations from the oral and poster sessions are available now from the 2019 WRF/MPAS agenda website.
To connect with other kinds of workshops and training to come throughout the summer, fall, and beyond, visit the “Workshops & Conferences” pages for NCAR and UCAR.
CPAESS, UCAR’s Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science, provides event management for a host of additional community conferences, meetings, and workshops throughout the year. Many of these also provide slides after the event. For example, the presentations from oral and poster sessions at last month’s 2019 CEDAR Workshop (Coupling, Energetics and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions) are available via the 2019 CEDAR agenda website.
These links will connect you to additional past events as well as upcoming gatherings for the community managed by CPAESS.
This past week a group of summer interns with the Haskell Environmental Research Studies at NCAR program came to Boulder for field and classroom study. The HERS program students focused on severe weather, using the Boulder storm and flood of 2013 as their case study. Among their activities during a busy week, they sampled and measured water quality and stream discharge, built a weather station, and held a lively poster session at the NCAR Foothills Lab that drew participation of students and staff from across the organization.
This newsletter will take a hiatus in August and return in September with a new look and fresh news about the atmospheric and related Earth system science community.
Antonio J. Busalacchi