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24.11.2016

MeteoSwiss and CSCS win Swiss ICT award 2016

This year’s award of the Swiss Information and Communication Technology (ICT) goes to the Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss and the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre CSCS for the development of new software and hardware: the high-resolution weather forecast model COSMO-1 and the ensemble system COSMO-E of MeteoSwiss running on a hybrid machine Piz Kesch at CSCS. Read more 

08.11.2016

Am Anfang war die Vorhersage

Oft treten Klimaphänomene scheinbar unerwartet auf und werden erst später erklärt. Dass Starkniederschläge mit steigender CO2 -Konzentration zunehmen werden, haben Forscher hingegen schon vor Jahrzehnten mit Modellen vorhergesagt und erst jetzt flächendeckend nachgewiesen. Erich Fischer vom IAC schreibt darüber im Zukunfstblog der ETH. Read more 

05.10.2016

The October C2SM newsletter is out

For up-to-date information on what your C2SM colleagues are involved in, upcoming events, and recent publications and contributions, read our new fall edition.    Read more 

29.09.2016

Towards European-scale convection-resolving climate simulations with GPUs

The representation of moist convection in climate models represents a major challenge, as this process is usually parameterized. In a new study, weather and climate simulations using horizontal resolution on the order of 1 km allow deep convection to be explicitly resolved and thus allow for an improved representation of the water cycle. Read more 

23.09.2016

Nature Communications study presents extreme precipitation projections over Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria in East Africa is known to be stormy at night, with thousands of fishermen dying each year. A new study investigates the controls on extreme thunderstorms over the lake and projects their future change. Read more 


Events

Research

Research projects under the umbrella of C2SM investigate the climate system and its components at various spatio-temporal scales.

Services

C2SM provides support in several aspects, including climate modeling, scientific visualization, climate data, and activities related to outreach and education.

Recently we have developed a tool to animate wind fields.

Global wind field
Global wind field (at 500 hPa) on 01.01.2000 at 19:30 hr (velocity data: ECMWF ERA-Interim). (click on the image to watch the animation on YouTube)

Education

C2SM contributes to the organisation of summer schools and master programs, and provides technical training in areas related to climate modeling and data.

 
 
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05.12.2016
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