Atmospheric Modeling

The principle tools that I use to understand the atmosphere are numerical models of the atmospheric circulation. Much of my research is done with global primitive equations models. The primitive equations are a simplification of the Navier-Stokes equations of fluid motion, which are appropriate for the large scale circulation of the Earth's atmosphere. These models are also known as "dynamical cores," as they form the core of a comprehensive atmospheric model.

This page describes some of the models we have running here at NYU. They were developed by scientist at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in Princeton.

The Models

The GFDL Dynamical Cores (Primitive equation models on the sphere!)

GFDL's Atmospheric Model AM2.1

Running the Models

The NYU High Performance Computing Clusters

Running GFDL cores at NCAR

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0938325. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recomendations expressed in this material are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).