University of Colorado
June 6-17, 2016
The Dynamical Core Model Intercomparison Project (DCMIP) and associated two-week summer school in June 2016 highlights the newest modeling techniques for global climate and weather models. It will be held at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) from June/6-17/2016. Special attention is paid to non-hydrostatic global models, physics-dynamics coupling, and variable-resolution modeling. The objectives of DCMIP and its summer school are (1) to establish an open-access database via the Earth System Grid that hosts DCMIP simulations for community use, (2) to host about 12-15 dynamical core modeling groups and conduct a hands-on student-run DCMIP model intercomparison project, (3) to establish new atmospheric model test cases of intermediate complexity incorporating simplified physics parameterizations (4) teach a group of about 50 multi-disciplinary students and postdocs how today’s and future atmospheric models are or need to be built, and (5) to invite keynote speakers that will give lectures on modern modeling techniques and innovative computational tools.