An Idaho State University (ISU) spent their summer at LBNL as part of the SRP program. The team was led by Dr. Yury Gryazin, Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at ISU. Dr. Gryazin worked with two ISU doctoral students of engineering from: both students earned their master’s degrees working with Dr. Gryazin, and they have continued working with him into their doctoral programs.
The successful application of a developed numerical approach to the simulation of the small-scale turbulent atmospheric flows associated with clouds and thermals is the goal of the team’s research. Dr. Gryazin began developing parallel algorithms at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), where he was able to test multiple high-resolutions approaches to new numerical methods. His work at INL provided an organic foundation for the summer research experience at LBNL. He and his collaborators are very excited about what they accomplished over the summer under the guidance and mentorship of Dr. Xiaoye (Sherry) Li of the Scalable Solvers Group in the LBNL Computational Research Division.
Dr. Gryazin explains how his team worked with Dr. Li using high-resolution methods to improve prediction of cloud formations: “We mostly focus on developing parallel algorithms, and developing these algorithms was greatly facilitated by access to super computers at LBNL. We used these super computers to test different high-resolutions approaches to new numerical methods. The process of cloud formation is still unknown to some extent. It is hard to predict with enough certainty . . . to guarantee . . . clouds will form at some future time. Using high-resolution methods, we have the chance to do more accurate weather prediction”.
Read more about this research team from Idaho State University here.