FV3 3D Idealized Test Case

Hosts: Joseph Mouallem and Lucas Harris

The aim of the proposed research is to implement a new 3D idealized test case in FV3, GFDL’s dynamical core. FV3 is used in many weather and climate models as the component that computes the motion of the air in the atmosphere. Idealized test cases are instrumental in assessing numerical properties and computational efficiency of the solver. In this work, we will implement and run a new 3D idealized case in the full non-hydrostatic solver. A thorough analysis of the results will shed light on unique numerical properties of the solver that help address potential weaknesses and guide future development. The intern will work in the FV3 team and will get a real taste of numerical modeling. Experience with Fortran, Python and HPC is preferred.