The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) is pleased to announce a four-day Summer School on the NOAA operational Global Forecast System (GFS) within the NOAA Environmental Modeling System (NEMS) framework. The Summer School will be held at NCEP/EMC at the new NOAA Center for Climate and Weather Prediction in College Park, Maryland on July 29-August 1, 2013.
The aim of the GFS/NEMS Summer School is to train users in the “art” of medium-range global numerical weather modeling: what is normally not documented in papers nor taught in classes. The course will take students through all the steps involved in configuring, running, and analyzing results from the GFS running on parallel supercomputers. The Summer School will contain lectures given by the scientists who developed the GFS and NEMS framework. Topics to be covered include the GFS numerics, dynamics, grid structure, physics, and post processing. Participants will be exposed to the NEMS framework developed to optimize operational implementation of model systems and promote interoperability between components of the earth system required by advanced coupled model systems. The Summer School will be composed of technical lectures/discussion in the mornings and hands-on exercises running the GFS/NEMS in the afternoons.
The Summer School is aimed principally at advanced graduate students, postdocs and research staff that have a specific interest in using the GFS in their research and have an interest in the transition of research into NOAA operations. A general background in atmospheric science is a prerequisite and successful applicants should have experience running large modeling systems on high-performance parallel computers.
Only 15 participants will be selected for this first offering. Computer facilities and accounts will all be provided by NCEP. All other costs associated with travel, lodging and meals must be provided by their home institutions. Registration is free.
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