Training

Selected RCMES Training/Teaching Outreach at Different Locations Around the Globe

2016

RCMES Training Session: Second Workshop on Climate Change, Variability, and Modeling over Central America  and Mexico

Kyo Lee presented a 90 minute training on RCMES in San Jose, Costa Rica on November 15th, 2016. There were more than 30 attendees from Mexico, Central America, and Caribbean countries. Download the training material and presentation powerpoint here

RCMES Training Session: Physical Geography Lab at Portland State University

RCMES was used for a lab assignment in Introduction to Physical Geography at Portland State University.  The lab consisted of a series of exercises using RCMES to statistically downscale temperature scenarios from global climate models for various cities across the world as a way to assess how climate change is projected to vary based on geography, season, and future emissions.  A total of 140 students participated in the course during the fall term of 2016.

Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Tech Drive Webinar

Lewis McGibbney and Kyo Lee presented Apache Open Climate Workbench (OCW) and RCMES. The presentation can be watched here.

CORDEX-2016 Conference: Training session on RCMES at Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

The RCMES team at JPL and Portland State University have run the training session to introduce RCMES and its software architecture to 50+ participants. Participants were instructed on how to install, run, and evaluate climate models using RCMES. Attendees used their own PC/Mac laptop.

Download the training material, workshop summary, and presentation powerpoint here

Professor Paul Loikith Physical Geography Course at Portland State University

Undergraduate/Graduate upper division physical geography course - taught by Professor Paul Loikith at PSU - requires writing a report on climate change for a Pacific Northwest City. The objective is to use RCMES to statistically downscale GCM CMIP output for their city and provide an analysis and climate change report. 

DIRECT-STEM Multi-Disciplinary Research Seminar at California State University, Los Angeles

The workshop introduced RCMES and its software architecture. Participants were instructed on how to install, run, and evaluate climate models using RCMES. Multiple climate model evaluations were run using the Command Line Interface as well as Configuration Files. 

Download the training material, workshop summary, and presentation powerpoint here

RCMES Virtual Machine Workshop at JPL

This workshop introduced RCMES through a Virtual Machine. Participants were instructed on how to run and evaluate climate models using RCMES in a Virtual Machine environment. 

2014

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Climate Center’s (APCC) training program in Busan, S. Korea 

APEC Climate Center (APCC) hosted a training program on Producing High Resolution Climate Information and its Application Using Downscaling Schemes. The 1-week training program aims to enhance downscaling skills by building in-depth understanding of dynamical and statistical downscaling. 30 trainees from different countries used RCMES in the hands-on session on statistical downscaling of climate model output.

Source codes for statistical downscaling using RCMES

Presentation

Training Materials

Example Datasets

Virtual Machine

Climate dynamics course at University of Illinois  (Prof. D. Wuebbles)

11 graduate students at University of Illinois used RCMES in their Climate Dynamics course to evaluate regional climate model simulations with observational data from a variety of sources.

Homework for students

 

3rd Lund Regional-Scale Climate Modeling Workshop in Lund, Sweden

The goal of this workshop is to review developments and progress in regional climate models, to discuss pertinent open issues and challenges, and to provide input for new developments on the field. RCMES team had a training session about evaluating GCMs and RCMs using observational data from RCMED.

Training Materials

Example Datasets

Virtual Machine

 

WCRP VAMOS/CORDEX Workshop on Latin-America and Caribbean CORDEX LAC (Phase II - The Caribbean) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

The second workshop for CORDEX Latin-America and the Caribbean was held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic during the week of April 7, 2014.  This workshop was primarily focused on regional climate modeling over the Caribbean region.  The workshop consisted of three days of presentations and training activities.  RCMES team member Paul Loikith presented a demonstration of RCMES at the workshop.

presentation

 

2013

WCRP VAMOS/CORDEX Workshop on Latin-America and Caribbean CORDEX LAC (Phase I - South America) in Lima, Peru 

The first workshop for CORDEX Latin-America and the Caribbean was held in Lima, Peru during the week of September 11, 2013.  The workshop was held at the Instituto Geofisico del Peru.  The workshop was primarily focused on regional climate modeling over South America and spanned three days of presentations and training session.  RCMES team members Paul Loikith and Kim Whitehall attended and gave presentations about RCMES and the support it offers CORDEX.

presentation

 

The 2nd WCRP CORDEX Science and Training Workshop in South Asia, in Kathmandu, Nepal

 

The 2nd International Workshop on CORDEX-East Asia in Jeju, S. Korea 

 

 

2012

WCRP CORDEX South Asia Training Workshop in Pune, India

 

University of Cape Town Climate Systems Analyisis Group (CSAG) Winter School in Dakar, Senegal

 

 

2011

University of Cape Town Climate Systems Analyisis Group (CSAG) Winter School in Cape Town, Rep. of South Africa