On the Structure of Extreme Winter Storms in the Greater New York

Host: Xiaosong Yang

The extreme winter storms usually cause damaging winds or even blizzards, so the model fidelity of simulating extreme winter storms is essential for regional climate prediction and projection. This project will apply objective methods to depict the wind and precipitation structure associated with extreme winter storms in the greater New York. The student will exploit observations and a suite of GFDL's high-resolution coupled model simulations, in order to assess the model's fidelity of simulating extreme winter storms in the current climate and detect the changes of these extreme winter storms in the future climate. 

A background in UNIX computing and Matlab or Python programming for manipulations of large data sets would be helpful.