Modeling & Forecasting

Students and staff develop and maintain a wide range of operational and research-based numerical climate, weather, and atmospheric forecast models.   Ranging in spatial scales from individual islands to the entire planet, and generating short-range (hourly) resolution to long-range (multi-year) forecasts, these models allow SOEST to advance global understanding of climate variability, assist the National Weather Service with providing accurate extended range weather forecasts, and assist emergency managers with assessing brush/forest fire risk, health impacts of volcanic gas on local populations, and flooding potential from monsoon and storm-related precipitation.