Weather Modeling: Parallelized and Pedagogical
Skylar Thompson
Table of Contents
1 Introduction
2 Weather Modeling

Precomputers: looking west
 Need more sources here
2.1 Computational
2.2 Parallel Aspects of Weather Modeling

History back to 1960s on SOLOMONs
 Mesh
 Data type
3 What is Cligen?

Model vs. Forecast

Shortterm vs. longterm
 Human vs. computer
 Data types
 Compare with MM5
3.1 Parallelization points

Core statistical equations (marked with PARALLELIZE)

Calculation of the distance from the mean of precipitation, with units
being std.dev.
 Smoothing of monthly rainfall data
 Computation of a, the ratio of halfhourly rainfall to total
rainfall
 Computation of c^{2}, or how well the data fit to a theoretical data
 Computation of Taylor series. I don't know what it is or what it is used
for, but I could parallelize it.
 Efficiency calculations
 Speedup calculations
4 User interface

Intuitive
 Easy to make changes
 Fast results
 Explanation?
 Ability to combine multiple stations?
 How finegrained should the changes be?
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