The first workshop on Atmospheric and Oceanic Computational Science brings together computational and domain scientists who develop computational tools for the study of the atmosphere and oceans. These tools are essential for understanding and prediciting weather, air and water pollution, and the evolution of the planet’s climate. The dynamics of the atmosphere and of the oceans is driven by a multitude of physical processes and is characterized by a multiple spatial and temporal scales. Moreover, the computations are very large scale: present day models track the time evolution of tens of millions to tens of billions variables. These factors make atmospheric and oceanic simulations a challenging, vibrant research field with a tremendous impact on society at large.
Topics covered in this symposium include new methods for spatial and temporal discretization, parallel and high performance computing, advances with existing models, and data assimilation and observation targeting algorithms.