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November 7-9 2018, University of Reading

Experts from the NCAS Computational Modelling Service will introduce users to the Unified Model, the computer model used for weather and climate prediction at the UK’s Met Office and other forecasting centres worldwide.

Through hands-on workshops you will learn about the model infrastructure, setting up and running your own experiments, and troubleshooting common problems.

The course includes a series of short lectures covering a variety of topics including:

  • An overview of the UM modelling system
  • Running UM suites
  • Using the new Rose/cylc application & workflow management system
  • Version control with FCM
  • UM data files
  • Tools & utilities for working with UM files.

Users are guided through a significant practical component, which involves setting up and running an experiment on the national HPC facility (ARCHER), as well as typical activities, such as debugging common problems.

The Met Office Unified Model is the model used for weather and climate prediction at the Met Office and also at other forecasting centres worldwide.