EPIC Workshop: Running the UFS Short Range Weather Application on the Cloud

This virtual short course will teach participants how to configure and run the Unified Forecast System’s Short Range Weather Application on the Amazon Web Service cloud computing platform.

June 6, 2022, at 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

Registration close date: Friday, June 3, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern 
Participant cap: 50

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Registration rates:

$16 for student members (fee will be covered by sponsorship until funding is no longer available)
$32 for members (fee will be covered by sponsorship until funding is no longer available)
$102 for non-members

NOTE: The student member registration will be 100% covered by sponsorship funds for the first two weeks of registration. For the remaining registration period, sponsorship funds will be applied to all AMS members until funding is no longer available. At that time regular rates will apply.

Registration policy:

Refunds will not be issued to attendees within 7 days of the start of a course. Registrations are not transferable or exchangeable.

Course Description:

This short course will teach participants how to configure and run the Unified Forecast System’s (UFS) Short Range Weather (SRW) Application on the Amazon Web Service (AWS) cloud computing platform. The UFS SRW application is a numerical weather prediction framework that targets predictions of atmospheric behavior on a limited spatial domain and on time scales from less than an hour out to several days. It is the foundation for improving NOAA’s predictions of hazardous convective storms made by convection-allowing ensemble forecast systems. The application does this by bringing together the essential components of the UFS regional modeling system under a single umbrella that runs these components as separate but interdependent tasks. These components include the Finite Volume Cubed (FV3) based prognostic UFS Weather Model, pre- and post-processing codes, verification, and a workflow for running the system end-to-end. The application is designed to be used by both researchers and in operations.

Participants will need access to Zoom through either the web or desktop application.

Instructors:

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Jamiel Farhat

NOAA

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Dr. Mark Potts

NOAA

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Jeff Beck

CIRA at NOAA/GSL

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Dr. Gerard Ketefian

Research Scientist NOAA/OAR/ESRL/GSD/EMB, R/GSD1

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Dr. Neil Jacobs

Chief Science Advisor for the Unified Forecast System