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
Greek Research and Technology Network and Biomedical Research Foundation
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