Life, Technology, and Meteorology

Modeling a Storm – Followup

I talked about modeling the October 2006 Buffalo Snowstorm in my last blog entry. I just wanted to follow-up with the results. Here is an image showing the final poster.

I presented the poster at the National Weather Association’s Annual Meeting held in Tucson, AZ this past October. The poster session was about an hour and a half if I remember correctly, and during that time I had a chance to talk about the project with a lot of people. It was fun to discuss the outcome from all the work I did on the project. A few weeks later, I was pleasantly surprised to hear I had won the Best Undergraduate Student Poster Presentation award!

In the end, all the time and effort I put into it was well worth the results. I’m not sure if/when I will do this again, but I’ve learned a lot about what is involved in meteorology research, and have found that I rather enjoy it.


  1. Logtar

    Congratulations man, great work.

  2. Hydro Meteor

    Congratulations, well done and well deserved! Your work on the Mac Pro workstation with the WRF is very inspiring. I am now convinced to sell my MacBook Pro and buy a new Mac Pro tower because of your fine work. VMware Fusion is sweet but it would be cool if we could somehow get the WRF to compile and run on bare metal on the host (Mac OS X)! I’d be happy to help you figure this out if you’re interested (logically the WRF should run faster than CentOS as a virtual machine). See also my private email correspondence on the WRF forum (I’m also very interested in using GPUs such as for some of the microphysics, per John Michalakes, et al articles).

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