Christiane Jablonowski, Associate Professor in Climate and Space, was a key organizer of the 2016 Dynamical Core Model Intercomparison Project (DCMIP-2016) and its associated 2-week summer school that took place at NCAR, Boulder, CO, from June 6-17, 2016.
DCMIP-2016 focuses on an assessment of the newest non-hydrostatic global General Circulation Models (GCMs) and hosts a group of about 80 students, postdocs, expert lecturers and the international dynamical core modeling community. DCMIP-2016 is a hands-on, student-focused and research-driven event that will lead to an unprecedented dynamical core model intercomparison database. It will utilize newly-developed dynamical core test cases (like idealized baroclinic waves, tropical cyclones and supercell storms) with simple moisture feedbacks to assess the nonlinear physics-dynamics interactions. DCMIP-2016 has been endorsed by the WMO Working Group on Numerical Experimentation (WGNE).
For more information and links to the DCMIP lectures and results, go to the DCMIP-2016 webpage:https://earthsystemcog.org/projects/dcmip-2016/