Community Modeling – UCAR Services for Earth System Science

Community Modeling – UCAR Services for Earth System Science


University scientists
from around the country, in collaboration
with scientists at NCAR, are developing community models. This suite of models we have allow us to investigate problems from local-scale phenomena
up to the global system — the weather, the climate, atmospheric chemistry,
the water cycle, and how space weather influences
the larger climate system. We use observations
to inform these models. So these models are
continually improving and becoming more sophisticated, which means we need very large
computational resources. We provide those
supercomputing resources to the research community to enable them to use
these models to investigate the Earth system. We also have resources
to educate. So we have tutorials,
help sessions, annual meetings, that really enable the community to be involved
in the development and the use of these models. The collaborative nature
of these models is one of their incredible
strengths. There are other climate models
and other weather models developed around the world. These are one of
the few “community” models. And because of that,
it really allows us to build a community
of scientists to better understand
the climate system, the weather systems,
the Earth system. And that is something that
is actually incredibly unique.

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