Dr. Nobumasa Komori (JAMSTEC) visited UMD

On Monday, May 14, Dr. Nobumasa Komori from the Earth Simulator Center, JAMSTEC (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology) visited College Park and gave a talk at our regular Weather-Chaos meeting on the Coupled Atmosphere-Ocean General Circulation Model (CGCM) for the Earth Simulator, so-called "CFES". The Earth Simulator is a Japanese flagship supercomputer system located in Yokohama. Dr. Komori was visiting our area for attending a conference in Silver Spring in the previous week. Dr. Komori was a colleague of Professor Enomoto, who visited UMD in March, and is also my collaborator since 2005. We are currently collaborating very closely to apply the Local Ensemble Transform Kalman Filter (LETKF) to the CFES. Since Dr. Komori has been working on the modeling effort of CFES, he talked about CFES simulations and the reduced-resolution version known as "CFES-mini", that we use for CFES-LETKF. It was quite intriguing to hear about the cutting-edge simulation studies on the coupled atmosphere-ocean system at a relatively high resolution.