Mesoscale Computer Modeling of the North American Monsoon over Arizona
PI Dorothea Ivanova
The Department of Meteorology is involved in research on the North American (Mexican) Monsoon in Arizona and the U.S. Southwest.
The objectives of this project are:
- To achieve a better understanding of the evolution of the North American monsoon system and its variations.
- To achieve a better understanding of the response of warm season atmospheric circulation and precipitation patterns to slowly varying boundary conditions (e.g. sea surface temperatures—SSTs, soil moisture), using advanced computer models.
- To run atmospheric mesoscale models (MM5 and WRF) utilizing the parallel-processor supercomputer on the Prescott Campus.
12/03/2013 to 12/03/2025