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MMM Visitor Virtual Open House

  • 1.  MMM Visitor Virtual Open House

    Posted 09-22-2023 16:37

    The Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Laboratory (MMM) aims to benefit society by better understanding and predicting hazardous Earth systems. 

    MMM Visitor Open House

    MMM has a vibrant Visitor Program, but have you ever wondered how you could get involved? The NCAR/MMM laboratory will hold a virtual open house on September 28, 2023, from 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. MDT. 

    This Open House event is an opportunity for graduate students, faculty, and postdocs to learn about the MMM Visitor Program and the science taking place within the lab, with hopes of promoting new interactions and collaborations.


    Learn about:

    • How flying through storms improves precipitation forecasts

    • How forecasters view and trust artificial intelligence in operational forecasting

    • How forecast information is communicated across a community facing severe weather

    • How we can approach the S2S forecasting problem using a fully coupled earth system model

    • How we develop and demonstrate forward-looking, cutting-edge weather prediction systems

    • How we model interactions between air particles (like dust/smoke) and cloud droplets


    We will also feature:

    • A description of our visitor Program

    • Virtual breakout rooms for Q&A about research projects and collaboration opportunities


    To Register for the Open House: Use this link https://ucar-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAkfuyqqDMrGdxzAuZkIM6wQE11K4i8olQ6


    MMM provides opportunities for university graduate students, professors, and community researchers to collaborate with staff members on projects that further their research objectives, invigorate science, and align with the laboratory's goals. These include advancing the science of atmospheric prediction by developing more accurate and computationally efficient numerical models, improving effective systems of data assimilation, and creating better representations of processes not currently resolved in numerical weather prediction (NWP) models.  MMM is also seeking visits of scientists, at all career stages, who have not visited MMM before, including those from minority serving institutions.


    Accordingly the main areas of MMM research include:


    • NWP research focused on advanced computational strategies and community models

    • Data assimilation research focused on assimilating remotely sensed satellite and radar data at convective and/or mesoscales

    • Dynamical meteorology research focused on a range of mesoscale weather systems, including thunderstorms, mesoscale convective systems, extratropical cyclones, tropical cyclones, mountain waves, and sea breezes

    • Boundary-layer and turbulence research focused on basic and applied problems concerning the structure and turbulent dynamics of atmospheric and upper-oceanic boundary layers

    • Physical meteorology research focused on physical and thermodynamic processes in the atmosphere, especially cloud and precipitation physics

    • Regional climate research focused on improving understanding and prediction of high- impact weather and climate

    • Societal research focused on the communication and use of weather-related information


    Led by some of the most highly regarded scientists in the field, these research areas form the MMM Program.

    More information: https://www.mmm.ucar.edu/about/visitors

    Rachel Dammann