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Some Modeling Stuff

While running George Bryan’s CM1, but I imagine that these will come up in other contexts too. Turbulence Schemes By decomposing the flow into a mean + perturbations and averaging, one obtains the Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) equations.  These still contain a perturbation term … Continue reading

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Improvements to the ECMWF

Forecasts can go out for up to half a day more; 3x spatial resolution previously, apparently more energy efficient as well; http://blogs.agu.org/wildwildscience/2016/03/11/the-worlds-best-long-range-weather-model-just-got-better/

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Kerry Emanuel and Dan Cziczo Reddit AMA

AskScience AMA Series: We’re Drs. Kerry Emanuel and Dan Cziczo, professors in MIT’s Program in Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate. We study the physics of the atmosphere and climate, and are teaching a free MOOC on Global Warming Science. Ask Us … Continue reading

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CHIPS

CHIPS is the Coupled Hurricane Intensity Prediction System (not to be confused with SHIPS, the Statistical Hurricane Intensity Prediction Scheme); it’s a coupled atmosphere-ocean model that predicts intensities based on environmental variables only.  And here’s a nice paper that Kerry (and … Continue reading

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Madden-Julian Oscillation

Wikipedia says it’s the largest contributor to intraseasonal (time length 30-90 days) variability in the atmosphere, and manifests as an eastward-propagating, alternating stormy/wet phase and dry phase oscillation.  The MJO is a coupling between the large-scale atmospheric circulation and mesoscale tropical … Continue reading

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