Project UPSCALE: Counting the Storms

Principal Investigator:
Pier Luigi Vidale

Department of Meteorology, University of Reading U.K.

Local Project ID:

HPC Platform used:
Hermit of HLRS

Date published:

Climate related high-impact events, such as tropical cyclones and high-latitude storms, and their associated risks, are a major concern for society. A team of climate scientists under Prof. Pier Luigi Vidale are using the supercomputing capabilities of GCS for compute-intensive high-resolution simulations in order to increase the fidelity of global climate simulations and provide quantitative information about the frequency of high-impact events and their risks. The research activity comprises a large series of experiments with each experiment dynamically simulating 27 years of both current and future climates. The gained insight will help improve the understanding of weather and climate risks, and enhance confidence in their changes with climate change.

Full article in inSiDE, Vol. 10 No. 1

This project was made possible through PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) granting computing time on HLRS HPC system Hermit.

Scientific Contact

Prof. Pier Luigi Vidale
Department of Meteorology - University of Reading
PO Box 243, Earley Gate, Reading RG6 6BB (United Kingdom)
e-mail: p.l.vidale [@] reading.ac.uk


September 2013

Tags: Environmental Science HLRS PRACE