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UCAR Update

May 2006


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In brief
NCAR to host 7th WRF Users' Workshop in June
WMO Symposium on Quantitative Precipitation Forecasting and Hydrology
WRF-NMM tutorial set for August
Register now for high-performance computing meetings at NCAR
Postdoc opening in ensemble prediction
Schedule set for UCAR October meetings
Reminders from last issue


NCAR to host 7th WRF Users' Workshop in June
SNCAR's Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Division will again be hosting the annual WRF (Weather Research and Forecasting Model) Workshop at NCAR this summer. The theme of the workshop is to review the status of WRF modeling system development and to collect feedback from the user community. Subjects to be covered are convection-resolving modeling, hurricane modeling, physics development, regional climate modeling, data assimilation, ensemble forecasting, air quality and chemistry, verification, and advanced computing.

Early registration deadline: 31 May ($175 before/$225 after)
Contact: Sudie Kelly, NCAR/MMM, 303-497-8951
Register online


WMO Symposium on Quantitative Precipitation Forecasting and Hydrology
The Second International Symposium on Quantitative Precipitation Forecasting and Hydrology, sponsored by the World Meteorological Organization, World Weather Research Program, and NCAR, will be held on 4-8 June on the University of Colorado's Boulder campus. Presentations will cover the estimation and prediction of precipitation and the consequent hydrological response, with emphasis on common problems and promising solutions for regional and local prediction from nowcasts to subseasonal forecasts.

Online registration deadline: 28 May
Contact: Sudie Kelly, NCAR/MMM, 303-497-8951
Full announcement and online registration


WRF-NMM tutorial set for August
The Developmental Testbed Center is now accepting registrations for a tutorial on the Weather Research and Forecasting/Nonhydrostatic Mesoscale Model (WRF-NMM) system.   The NMM is a dynamical core for WRF developed at the National Centers for Environmental Prediction.

The tutorial will be held 8-11 August at NCAR's Foothills Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado. It will include lectures on various components of the WRF-NMM modeling system and hands-on practice sessions. Sessions will cover WRF physics, the WRF-NMM dynamical and numerical cores, initialization techniques, how to set up and run WRF-NMM, and post-processing graphics tools. Basic knowledge of atmospheric science, numerical weather prediction, FORTRAN, and Linux/UNIX is required. The registration fee is $320; class size is limited.

Registration deadline: 12 June
Contact: Pamela Johnson, NCAR/DTC, 303-497-8197
Tutorial details, including online registration


Register now for high-performance computing meetings at NCAR
ScicomP12 and SP-XXL, two concurrent meetings for scientific users of IBM high-performance computing systems, will take place 17-21 July at NCAR. The meetings are being hosted by NCAR's Scientific Computing Division.

ScicomP12 is the 12th in a series of meetings for scientists and engineers interested in achieving maximum performance and scalability on IBM HPC systems. ScicomP12 is being combined with the summer meeting of SP-XXL, 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 the concurrent 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, 303-497-1123
ScicomP12/SP-XXL information


Postdoc opening in ensemble prediction
UCAR's Visiting Scientist Programs are seeking a postdoctoral-level scientist to work with a group of researchers in a team environment at the Hydrology Laboratory of the NOAA/NWS Office of Hydrologic Development in Silver Spring, Maryland.   The application review process will begin on 1 June.   Applications will be accepted until 15 July.  

The scientist will work in the areas of hydrologic ensemble prediction and data assimilation. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in physical or natural science or in engineering, with an emphasis in hydrology.

Application deadline: 15 July
Contact: Meg Austin, UOP/VSP, 303-497-8649
Full announcement and requirements


Schedule set for UCAR October meetings
The annual meeting of UCAR representatives will take place the week of 9-13 October in Boulder.   This year's meetings include the biennial gathering of departmental heads and chairs, which is cosponsored by the American Meteorological Society and American Geophysical Union.

Board of Trustees: 9-10 October
Academic Affiliates: 10 October
Member Representatives: 10-11 October
University Relations Committee: 11 October, afternoon
Heads and Chairs: 12-13 October

Watch UCAR Update for more information regarding travel, schedules and agendas.

Application deadline: 15 July
Contact: Aneka Finley, UCAR Corporate Affairs, 303-497-1655
UCAR Governance


Reminders from last issue

Geophysical turbulence workshop set for June
Registration deadline: 1 June


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