Penn State Meteorology

About the Zarzycki MEWAC lab

(Psst: Click HERE for experimental "betacasts" (akin to NWP forecasts) with VR-CESM/CAM-SE)

Housed within Penn State University's Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, our group's research is, broadly, centered around simulating extreme atmospheric phenomena in both weather and climate frameworks. In particular, we exploit novel numerical techniques and next-generation variable-resolution global models to achieve regional refinement in a computationally-efficient manner. This area allows for multiple avenues of research interest, including regional weather and climate prediction on timescales ranging from days to decades, the development of scale-aware sub-grid physical parameterizations, and software engineering on petascale computing systems. Our group has also used these techniques to investigate tropical cyclone dynamics in global climate models and to improve the community's capability to objectively detect weather extremes in climate data.