Visualizing European Climate Change
Project reference: 1710
The project aims to familiarise the successful candidate to use output data from regional climate models and apply advance visualization tools to present climate and climate change data in a user-friendly manner (e.g. contour maps, time-series, animated gifs etc). The project will include intensive post-processing of climate output.
Temporal Taylor plots for surface temperature averaged over Europe for summer and winter 1990-2008. Source: Katragkou et al., Regional climate hindcast simulations within EURO-CORDEX: evaluation of a WRF multi-physics ensemble, Geoscientific Model Development, 8, 603-618, 2015.
Project Mentor: Dr Eleni Katragkou
Site Co-ordinator: Ioannis Liabotis
The successful candidate will learn how to post-process raw climatic output to produce advanced visualization products.
Student Prerequisites (compulsory):
Good knowledge of visualization tools and techniques
Student Prerequisites (desirable):
Experience with scripting
Week 1: basic training
Week 2: training in the use of WRF in HPC GRNET
Week 3-7: building of visualization routines.
Week 8:Final report
Final Product Description:
The final product will be a set of graphics presenting key climatic variables in various forms ( e.g. contour fields, time series, trendlines, animated gifs etc)
Adapting the Project: Increasing the Difficulty:
More complex visualization tools will be attempted (e.g. 3D animated plot etc)
Post processing tools and libraries are available (cdo, netcdfetc) in ARIS.HPC.
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki