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CUNY CREST Institute develops high-resolution simulation model for extreme weather events prediction
By: CUNY CREST Institute
The CREST model improves upon the widely-used existing Weather Forecasting Model, in which cities are represented using the same techniques adopted from rural areas. CREST’
In addition to enhancing city and regional near-term weather forecasts and storm prediction, the uWRF represents a valuable tool to understand the larger implications of the interrelated natural-human system. The effort is a collaboration between the following organizations;
CUNY Remote Sensing Earth System (CREST) Institute. CREST Institute is as an internationally recognized research and educational collaborative for advancing Earth System Science and Engineering through State-of-the-
Surface temperature distribution (left) and differences between modeling and observation (right) at 1500 LST July 6th during the heat wave event that took place July 5th-7th, 2010 in NYC Metro Area. The small errors between model and observations in mid and downtown areas represent a significant improvement over existing modeling capabilities.