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Prerequisites: 'C' or better in MATH 2250 AND PHYS 2220 AND CHEM 1220
This course focuses on numerical weather prediction (NWP) modeling to simulate atmospheric processes. The Weather Research & Forecasting (WRF) model is a state-of-the-art mesoscale NWP model that is used by over 30,000 people in over 150 countries. WRF is used across disciplines to simulate the atmosphere and provide information to model weather, air quality, hydrology, and renewable energy. This course aims to teach you how to use the WRF model, write computer codes to extract model results, generate data visualizations using the model outputs, and to compare the model results with observations to determine model uncertainty. The course will use high performance computing (HPC) facilities at the University of Utah (CHPC) and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). This course provides a hands-on applied numerical modeling experience, enhances computer programming skills, and gives an introduction to HPC platforms.