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Virtual MPAS-Atmosphere tutorial (22 - 24 April 2024)


Staff member
Dear WRF and MPAS-A Community:

The Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology (MMM) Laboratory of the NSF National Center for Atmospheric Research (NSF NCAR) will host a virtual tutorial on the Model for Prediction Across Scales – Atmosphere (MPAS-A) from 22 – 24 April 2024. The tutorial will cover the basics of how to set-up, run, and post-process stand alone MPAS-A simulations.

Specific topic will include:
  • Uniform and variable resolution horizontal mesh configuration
  • Global and regional configuration
  • Real-data and idealized case initialization
  • MPAS-A dynamical solver and numerical methods
  • MPAS-A physics
  • Software framework and MPAS infrastructure
  • Post-processing tools
The tutorial will consist of interactive lectures, questions and answer sessions, and practical exercises where participants will gain experience compiling, configuring, and running the MPAS-Atmosphere model.

The primary audience for this tutorial is new or beginning users of MPAS-Atmosphere. Basic knowledge of atmospheric science and numerical modeling as well as experience working in a Unix computing environment are required for the tutorial.

Key dates:
  • Application form opens: Wednesday, 13 March 2024
  • Last day to apply: Wednesday, 3 April 2024
Participation fees:
  • Full-time U.S. university students: $50
  • All others: $100
Although this will be a virtual tutorial, space is limited.

For updated information and a link to the application form (available on 13 March), please visit MPAS-Atmosphere Tutorial | Mesoscale & Microscale Meteorology .

With kind regards,
The MPAS-Atmosphere Developers