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UCAR Update

June 2006


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In brief
This month in Boulder: second annual weather enterprise meeting
Deadline approaches for ScicomP/SP-XXL meetings
Openings for hydrodynamic modelers at NOAA through VSP
Workshop on best practices at federally funded centers
Reminders from last issue


This month in Boulder: second annual weather enterprise meeting
Mesoscale modeling and observing are among the topics to be discussed at the 2nd Annual AMS Weather and Climate Enterprise Summer Community Meeting, to be held 26-29 June in Boulder. All interested parties from the public, private, and academic sectors are welcome. The meeting is sponsored by the AMS Commission on the Weather and Climate Enterprise in partnership with the Weather Coalition and UCAR. Sessions will focus on:

  • The state of U.S. mesoscale modeling and the community's role in coordinating modeling technology
  • An upcoming study on multipartner, multifunctional mesoscale observing networks
  • Coordinated and cooperative approaches to operations and research in weather forecasting, including mechanisms for community decision making
The $75 registration fee includes breakfasts, lunches, coffee breaks, and an icebreaker reception. Although on-site registration will be available, we strongly encourage all interested attendees to preregister. See the URLs below for more details.

Early registration deadline: 21 June
Contact: Gary Rasmussen, American Meteorological Society, 617-227-2426, ext. 338
Meeting details and registration


Deadline approaches for ScicomP/SP-XXL meetings
NCAR's Scientific Computing Division (SCD) is hosting two concurrent meetings for scientific users of IBM high-performance computing systems on 17-21 July at NCAR. The early registration discount for ScicomP/SP-XXL ends on 30 June. Plan now to be sure you are registered in time.

ScicomP is for scientists and engineers interested in achieving maximum performance and scalability on IBM HPC systems. SP-XXL is a membership organization focused on systems-oriented interests in large-scale scientific computing on IBM hardware. NCAR scientist William Collins will be the keynote speaker for both meetings, which will feature a day of tutorials. Students are welcome, both as regular attendees and tutorial-only registrants, at reduced rates.

Early registration deadline: 30 June
Contact: Susan Cross, NCAR/SCD, 303-497-1133
ScicomP12/SP-XXL information


Openings for hydrodynamic modelers at NOAA through VSP
UCAR's Visiting Scientist Programs, in cooperation with NOAA's Coast Survey Development Laboratory (CSDL), is seeking applications for two positions. Both are for one year, with the possibility of extension, and both are located at the Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs branch of CSDL in Silver Spring, Maryland. VSP and NOAA are seeking:

  • a tidal hydrodynamic modeler to develop digital tidal datum fields for inshore and coastal waters of the United States. Applicants should be familiar with numerical modeling of tides, computer programming, and scientific visualization.
  • a modeler to participate in projects to develop, improve, and apply hydrodynamic models in estuarine and coastal waters. Applicants should have experience developing model applications of unstructured grid hydrodynamic models for coastal regions driven by water level and meteorological forcing, as well as experience in coupling with models for meteorological, biogeochemical, and ecological processes.
Details on each position are linked from the URL below. Applicants should have either a master's or Ph.D. degree in ocean science, Earth science, or a related field. The application review process will begin on 1 August, and both positions will remain open until filled.

Review process begins: 1 August
Contact: Meg Austin, UOP/VSP, 303-497-8649
Full announcement and requirements


Workshop on best practices at federally funded centers
Administrators and others interested in best practices in operating federally funded research centers are invited to attend Measuring Up, a UCAR-sponsored workshop to be held in Boulder on November 8-10. The meeting will facilitate networking and information sharing among those who face the special challenges of conducting business in federally funded environments. Topics will include business continuity, export regulations, fraud prevention, and technology transfer. Contact: Kristen Alipit, UCAR Finance and Administration, 303-497-1661
Measuring Up workshop


Reminders from last issue

NCAR to host 7th WRF Users' Workshop in June

WRF-NMM tutorial set for August
Registration deadline: Extended to 12 July

Postdoc opening in ensemble prediction
Application deadline: 15 July

Schedule set for UCAR October meetings


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