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Workshop on dynamical cores for climate models, 14-16 December 2011

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Dec 14, 2011 03:00 PM to Dec 16, 2011 12:00 AM (Europe/Vienna / UTC100)
Lecce, Italy
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The ENES initiative, gathering the European climate modeling community, organizes a workshop on dynamical cores for climate models in Lecce (Italy) on December 15th and 16th, 2011, hosted by our colleagues from the Euro Mediterranean Center for Climate Change (CMCC), with the following objectives:

  • exchange information on new dynamical cores for climate and closely related high-performance computing issues,
  • organize sharing of experience on these issues,
  • agree on possible collaboration modes (projects) on the above issues.


Venue : Carlo V Castle - Lecce


List of participants


Welcome by Giovanni Aloisio

Workshop Introduction and opening remarks by Sylvie Joussaume


Session 1- Issues in Climate Modeling

High-resolution climate modelling with the Community Earth System Model by John Dennis (NCAR/USA)

Exascale issues in climate model coupling by Robert Jacob (ANL/USA)


Session 2 - State of the art of methodological approaches

Scientific and technical motivations for the ICON model development by Marco Giorgetta (MPI-M, Germany)

A cloud resolving high resolution version of ICON - the HD(CP)2 project by Joachim Biercamp (DKRZ, Germany)

NICAM - Nonhydrostatic Icosahedral Atmospheric Model by Masaki Satoh (Tokyo University, Japan)


Session 3-­ State of the art of Dycore Projects

An overview of the ICOMEX project by Thomas Dubos (IPSL/CNRS France)

An overview of the GUNG-HO project by Nigel Wood (Met Office, UK) MEGI1PT5KM

An overview of the DYNAMICO project by Thomas Dubos (IPSL/CNRS France)

Session 4 - state of the art of the engineering approaches

GPU efforts on NIM by Mark Govett (NOAA/ESRL, USA)

Abstracting the hardware: engineering climate models for the hardware revolution by David Ham (Imperial College, UK)

GPU implementations of the ICON Non-hydrostatic Solver by Willial Sawyer (CSCS, CH)

Talk on FVCUBED and FMS by V. Balaji (NOAA/GFDL & Princeton University, USA)


Session 5 - Breakout groups

Breakout on methodological challenges

Breakout on computational challenges


2012 NCAR Dynamical Core Workshop in 2012

Further informations:


This summer school has been mentioned during the workshop :DCMIP Summer School on Future-Generation Non-Hydrostatic Weather and Climate Models

July 30th, 2012 - August 10th, 2012

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Boulder, Colorado, USA

Hosted by NCAR's Computational & Information Systems Laboratory (CISL)


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