Evaluating and improving simulations for a hierarchy of models is one of the main goals in my research group. Conducting comparison studies between observations and simulations often requires running model simulations at various horizontal grid spacings, as well as running a series of simulations using different parameterizations for sensitivity tests.

 

We collaborate with scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research at Boulder, Colorado, and the University of Wyoming at Laramie, Wyoming, to conduct simulations on the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC). Our simulations include a cloud-resolving model (NCAR CM1) on the scales of tens and hundreds of meters, the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model from hundreds of meters to several kilometers, and a global climate model (NCAR CAM5) from tens to hundreds of kilometers.