2018 CESM Polar Modeling Workshop

Enabling US Early Career Researchers to Advance Polar Science using High Performance Computing and Earth System Modeling

With funding from National Science Foundation’s Office of Polar Programs [NSF OPP], we are organizing a 1-week long CESM Polar Modeling Workshop August 13-17, 2018 in Boulder, Colorado at the National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesa Laboratory. The workshop will target ~15 early career (graduate student, postdoc, < 7 years since Ph.D.) polar scientists to attend. All workshop activities will focus on the Community Earth System Model and high performance computing supported by the National Science Foundation [NSF] at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center [NWSC]. CESM Polar Modeling Workshop participants will gain hands-on experience planning, designing, executing, and analyzing earth system modeling experiments using high-performance supercomputing. Participants will engage in advanced activities focused specifically on capacity building for using CESM in polar research (e.g., sea ice, land ice, atmosphere, ocean, land, paleoclimate).

The CESM Polar Modeling Workshop will follow directly from the Annual CESM Tutorial held August 6-10, 2018. Prospective participants who have not attended the CESM Tutorial should apply for both the CESM Tutorial and the CESM Polar Modeling workshop. Prospective participants who have previously attended the CESM Tutorial (or have equivalent experience) should apply for just the CESM Polar Modeling Workshop.

All U.S. participant expenses will be paid by the organizers (including travel to Boulder, Colorado).

CESM Polar Modeling Workshop Application Process

By March 16, 2018 email the following three [3] documents to Professor Jennifer Kay Jennifer.E.Kay@colorado.edu

  • CV listing research experience, programming experience, research presentations, and peer-reviewed publications (if applicable)
  • Recommendation letter from a faculty member or research scientist at a US institution
  • 1-page cover letter indicating why you would like to attend the CESM Polar Modeling Workshop. Topics to incorporate into the cover letter include your research interests, what skills and topics you would find most beneficial at the tutorial, and the influence that attending such a tutorial might have on your scientific capacity both today and over the next 5-10 years
Please direct any questions or suggestions to the Organizing Committee.

Jennifer Kay [Jennifer.E.Kay@colorado.edu], University of Colorado - Boulder
Marika Holland [mholland@ucar.edu], National Center for Atmospheric Research
David Bailey [dbailey@ucar.edu], National Center for Atmospheric Research
Alice DuVivier [duvivier@ucar.edu], National Center for Atmospheric Research