Curriculum vitae

Christiane Jablonowski - Associate Professor

cjablono@umich.edu



Christiane Jablonowski


Complete CV (pdf format)

Education

Professional Experience

Publications

Books

Presentations

Teaching

Honors and Awards

Computer Proficiency


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Education

September 1998 - February 2004

University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA), Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic & Space Sciences

Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Space Sciences and Scientific Computing
graduation: May 2004

Advisor: Prof. Joyce Penner
Relevant course work: Radiative Transfer, Numerical Methods in Geophysics, Introduction to the Space Environment, Midlatitude Cyclones, Earth-Atmosphere-Ocean Interactions, Weather Systems, Atmospheric Chemistry, Parallel Computing, Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Software Engineering Tools, Scientific Visualization, Numerical Methods for Scientific Computing I (Numerical Linear Algebra), Numerical Methods for Scientific Computing II (Finite Difference Methods for Differential Equations)

Ph.D. Dissertation: Adaptive Grids in Weather and Climate Modeling.
This work includes a newly developed test suite for dynamical cores of General Circulation Models.
                          (read the abstract of the Ph.D. thesis, download the thesis below).
Research topic in 1999: Cloud/Aerosol Parameterizations
 

October 1994 - September 1998

University of Bonn (Germany), Department of Meteorology (in German  )

Course of study: Meteorology, graduation in November 1998: Diplom-Meteorologin (diploma in meteorology), comparable to M.S. degree
Minors: Physical Chemistry (Spectroscopy, Chemical Kinetics), Geophysics
Diploma thesis: Test of the Dynamics of two global Weather Prediction Models of the German Weather Service: The Held-Suarez Test
Relevant course work: Theoretical Meteorology (Dynamics & Thermodynamics), Climatology, Climate Modeling Techniques, Statistical Methods in Meteorology, Numerical Analysis, Boundary Layer Meteorology, Applied Meteorology (Weather Prediction Techniques)
 

October 1992 - September 1994

RWTH Aachen University (Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen, Germany), (in German  , in English  ),
Department of Physics

Course of study: Physics, graduation in September 1994: Physik-Vordiplom (first diploma degree in physics)
Minor: Computer Science and Numerics
Relevant course work: Theoretical Physics, Applied Physics, Analysis, Linear Algebra, Advanced Algorithms, Numerical Methods (Minor in Computer Science and Numerics)
 

September 1989 - August 1992

RWTH Aachen University, (in German  , in English  ),
Center for Computing and Communication of RWTH Aachen University  (in German )

Training as a Mathematical-Technical Assistant at the Center for Computing and Communication of RWTH Aachen University
Team: Vector computers and Parallel Computing
Relevant course work: Programming languages: Fortran77, C, TurboPascal, Operating Systems, Software Engineering, Advanced Algorithms, Computer communication, Data bases, Analysis, Numerics, Statistics, Linear Algebra
Duties:  develop course material for a vectorization and parallelization course, teach debugging techniques, develop data base application using dBase and Clipper, member of a conference organization team, user support (IBM 3090, operating system VM/CMS)



Professional Experience

September 2012 - today

Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic & Space Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Associate Professor
 

September 2006 - August 2012

Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic & Space Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Assistant Professor
 

March 2006 - August 2006

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, USA, Weather and Atmospheric Dynamics Division

Visiting Scientist
 

February 2004 - February 2006

National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, USA, Advanced Study Program & Computational & Information Systems Laboratory

Postdoctoral researcher
 

September 2000 - December 2003

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic & Space Sciences

Fellowship Holder / Graduate Student Research Assistant (GSRA), Team: Prof. Joyce Penner
Ph.D. Research Projects: Adaptive Grids in Weather and Climate Modeling
                                             Development of new test cases for dynamical cores
 

June 2000 - August 2000

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Boulder, CO, USA, Climate and Global Dynamics Division
Visiting Scientist, Team: Atmospheric Modeling & Predictability Section
Project: Development of a deterministic test case (growing baroclinic wave) for the dynamical cores of general circulation models. Model intercomparison involving four dynamical cores used at NCAR.

May 1999 - May 2000

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic & Space Sciences

Graduate Student Research Assistant (GSRA), Team: Prof. Joyce Penner
Research Project: Cloud/Aerosol Parameterizations: Application and Improvement of General Circulation Models
 

September 1998 - April 1999

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic & Space Sciences

Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) for the course: Introduction to Global Change I & II., Team: Timothy Killeen
 

February 1995 - October 1997 & March 1998 - August 1998

German National Research Center for Information Technology (GMD), St. Augustin, Germany, (today's Fraunhofer Institue)
Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing (SCAI)

Student research assistant at SCAI, institute led by Prof. Dr. Ulrich Trottenberg
Project/Team METEO, led by Dr. Wolfgang Joppich
Duties: Tests of the shallow water model of the German Weather Service (DWD)
Diploma thesis: Test of the Dynamics of two global Weather Prediction Models of the German Weather Service: The Held-Suarez Test
 

November 1997 - January 1998

European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), Reading, England

Consultant, Team 'Numerical Aspects' (in collaboration with Mariano Hortal, Clive Temperton & Agathe Untch)
Project: Test of the dynamical core of the ECMWF weather prediction model IFS, Held-Suarez test method
 

August 1997

German Weather Service (Deutscher Wetterdienst, DWD), Offenbach, Germany (in German , in English

Visiting Scientist (Research and Development Division)
Collaborator: Detlev Majewski
Research area: Analysis of the dynamical core of the numerical weather prediction model GME (icosahedral mesh), Held-Suarez experiments
 

July 1996 - March 1998

Siemens Nixdorf Information Systems, Cologne. Germany

Part-time computer consultant
Duties: solve general computing problems on Siemens Nixdorf / Fujitsu vector-parallel computers (VPP series), user support, portability tests and software modifications
 

February 1994 - March 1994

Siemens Nixdorf Information Systems, Aachen, Germany

Computer consultant during the semester break
Duties: test of the weather prediction model of the 'Geophysikalischer Beratungsdienst der Bundeswehr' on a Siemens Nixdorf/Fujitsu VP vector computer
 

August 1993

German Weather Service (Deutscher Wetterdienst, DWD), Offenbach, Germany (in German , in English )

4-week internship at DWD (Weather forecast & Climate division)
Duties: analyze weather maps, develop software for climatological data sets
 

September 1992 - September 1994

RWTH Aachen University, Center for Computing and Communication of RWTH Aachen University (in German )

Part-time computer consultant at the Computing Center of the Aachen University of Technology (RWTH Aachen)
Team: Vector computers and Parallel Computing, conducted by Dr. Klaus Bruehl
Duties: User support, system tests and optimization (Siemens Nixdorf/Fujitsu vector-parallel computers, VP and VPP series, development of a data base application
 


Publications



Books



Selected Presentations until 2011 (see full up-to-date list here)

Towards the Simulation of Tropical Cyclones in High-Resolution GCMs, Invited presentation at the Workshop on Numerical Methods for Scale Interactions, Hamburg, Germany, September 21-23, 2011 (first author: Kevin Reed)

Evaluating the impact of dissipative subgrid-scale mixing processes in the dynamical cores of NCAR's Community Atmosphere Model, Department of Energy (DoE) Climate and Earth System Modeling Program Team Meeting, Washington, D.C., USA, September 19-22, 2011 (first author: Jared Whitehead)

High-Order Methods and Nonhydrostatic Designs on Quasi-Uniform and Variable-Resolution Grids: Tackling the Numerical Challenges for Future-Generation GCMs, Invited presentation at the Global-to-Regional Climate Simulation Workshop, Santa Fe, NM, USA, August 3-5, 2011

A High-Order Finite-Volume Scheme for the Dynamical Core of Weather and Climate Models, Invited presentation at the Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing Program (SciDAC) Conference, Denver, CO, USA, July 10-14, 2011

Tackling the numerical challenges of future-generation climate models: High-order methods, nonhydrostatic designs, variable-resolution and cubed-sphere grids, and how to test models, Invited presentation at the Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications (IMA), Workshop 'Societally Relevant Computing', Minneapolis, MN, USA, April 11-15, 2011, listen to the recorded presentation

A High-Order Finite-Volume Scheme for the Dynamical Core of Weather and Climate Models, Poster presentation at the Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications (IMA), Workshop 'Societally Relevant Computing', Minneapolis, MN, USA, April 11-15, 2011, link to the poster

A Family of High-Order Finite-Volume Schemes for Simulating Atmospheric Flows, Presentation at SIAM Conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in the Geosciences, Long Beach, CA, USA, March 21-24, 2011 (first author: Paul A. Ullrich)

A High-Order Finite-Volume Technique for Nonhydrostatic Dynamical Cores on (Adaptive) Cubed-Sphere Grids, Invited presentation at NCAR/UKMO/NCAS Workshop on Next Generation Weather and Climate Models, Boulder, CO, USA, March 7-9, 2011

Evaluating the impact of the CAM 5 dynamical core in idealized tropical cyclone simulations, Presentation at the 91st American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, USA, Jan. 23-27, 2011 (first author: Kevin A. Reed), listen to the recorded presentation

Idealized Tropical Cyclone Simulations of Intermediate Complexity: A Test Case for Atmospheric GCMs, Presentation at AGU Fall Meeting 2010, San Francisco, CA, USA, December 13-17, 2010

The Pros and Cons of Diffusion, Filters and Fixers in Atmospheric General Circulation Models, Invited presentation at the Geoforschungszentrum (GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences), Potsdam, Germany, August 30, 2010

Complementing the Hierarchy of GCM Test Cases: Idealized Tropical Cyclone Simulations of Intermediate Complexity, Presentation at the Workshop on Partial Differential Equations on the Sphere, Potsdam, Germany, August 24-27, 2010

Evaluating the Impact of the GCM Dynamical Core in Idealized Tropical Cyclone Simulations, Presentation at the Workshop on High-Resolution Global Modeling, Fort Collins, CO, USA, June 15-17, 2010

Idealized Tropical Cyclone Experiments in High-Resolution AGCMs, Poster presentation at the Workshop on High-Resolution Global Modeling, Fort Collins, CO, USA, June 15-17, 2010 (first author: Kevin A. Reed)

The Design of Future-Generation Dynamical Cores and GCMs, Invited presentation at the IPAM Culminating Workshop, Lake Arrowhead, CA, USA, June 7-11, 2010

Idealized Tropical Cyclones in Atmospheric General Circulation Models: The Impact of the Dynamical Core, Poster presentation at the 29th AMS Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Tucson, USA, AZ, May 10-14, 2010

Idealized tropical cyclones in atmospheric general circulation models: sensitivity to convective parameterizations , Presentation at the 29th AMS Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Tucson, AZ, USA, May 10-14, 2010 (first author: Kevin A. Reed), listen to the recorded presentation

An Analysis of Finite-Volume schemes: High-order Methods and Grid Reflections on Adaptive Grids, Invited presentation at the NSF Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM), Workshop II: Numerical Hierarchies for Climate Modeling, Los Angeles, CA, USA, April 16, 2010

Divergence Damping: Is Additional Diffusion "Good" for Stability?, Poster Presentation at the DoE Science Team Meeting, Earth System Modeling (ESM) Program, Washington D.C., USA, March 31, 2010 (first author: Jared Whitehead)

On the Design of Dynamical Cores for Atmospheric General Circulation Models (GCMs): Physical and Computational Challenges (Part II), Tutorial at the NSF Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM), Los Angeles, CA, USA, March 16, 2010

On the Design of Dynamical Cores for Atmospheric General Circulation Models (GCMs): Physical and Computational Challenges (Part I), Tutorial at the NSF Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM), Los Angeles, CA, USA, March 10, 2010

On the Design of Dynamical Cores for Atmospheric General Circulation Models (GCMs): Numerical and Scientific Challenges, Tutorial at the NSF Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM), Los Angeles, CA, USA, March 9, 2010

Introducing Software Infrastructure into the Climate Modeling Curriculum, Kick-off Meeting of the NOAA Global Interoperability Program (GIP), Princeton, NJ, Nov. 5-6, 2009

Adaptive Mesh Refinement on the Sphere: Insights into computational grids, wave propagation and diffusion properties, Invited minisymposium talk at the conference ICOSAHOM 09, Trondheim, Norway, June 22-26, 2009

The FV-Cube Dynamical Core in NCAR's Community Atmosphere Model CAM, Poster presentation at the 14th Annual CCSM Workshop, Breckenridge, CO, USA, June 15-18, 2009

A test suite for GCMs: An intercomparison of 10 atmospheric dynamical cores (Apr. 28, 2009), Presentation at the Workshop on Solutions to Partial Differential Equations on the Sphere, Santa Fe, USA, April 27-30, 2009

Subgrid-Mixing in Climate Models: A Novel Look at Diffusion, Accuracy and Climate Sensitivity (Apr. 8, 2009), Poster Presentation at the DOE Climate Change Prediction Program Meeting, Bethesda, MD, USA, April 7-9, 2009

The Pros and Cons of Adaptive Meshes in Atmospheric Finite Volume Models (Mar. 25, 2009), Invited Presentation at Workshop Multi-scale Modelling of the Atmosphere and Ocean, Reading, UK, 25-26, 2009

An Intercomparison of 10 Atmospheric Model Dynamical Cores (Dec. 17, 2008), Poster Presentation at the AGU Fall Meeting 2008, San Francisco, CA, USA, December 15-19, 2008

Adaptive Mesh Refinement (AMR) for Multi-Scale Climate Models, Invited seminar presentation at Harvard University, Boston, MA, October 17, 2008

Test Cases for Atmospheric Model Dynamical Cores (Sep. 24, 2008), Invited presentation at the NCAR Workshop on Global Atmospheric Dynamical Cores, Boulder, CO, USA, Sep. 24-25, 2008

Adaptive Mesh Refinements for Weather and Climate Models (July 10, 2008), Invited presentation at the SIAM Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, USA, July 7-11, 2008

The Dynamical Core Experiment: An Overview of the 2008 NCAR ASP Colloquium, Poster Presentation at the 13th Annual CCSM Workshop, Breckenridge, CO, USA, June 17-19, 2008, download the poster in gif format (2.4 MB)

Numerical Noise: The Pros and Cons of Filters, Diffusion and Damping Mechanisms (June 6, 2008), NCAR ASP Summer Colloquium, Boulder, CO, USA, June 2-13, 2008

Adaptive Grids for Atmospheric General Circulation Models (June 5, 2008), NCAR ASP Summer Colloquium, Boulder, CO, USA, June 2-13, 2008

Idealized Test Cases for Dynamical Core Experiments (June 3, 2008), NCAR ASP Summer Colloquium, Boulder, CO, USA, June 2-13, 2008

In-depth look at the Adaptive Mesh Refinement (AMR) in the FV model (Dec 5, 2007), Invited presentation at the Kakushin Workshop, Kyoto, Japan

Adaptive Mesh Refinements (AMR) for Multi-Scale Climate Models (Dec 3, 2007), Invited presentation at the APCOM '07-EPMESC XI conference, Kyoto, Japan

Adaptive Grids for Multi-Scale Dynamical Cores: Cubed-Spheres versus Latitude-Longitude Grids (Sep. 26, 2007), Presentation at the 2007 Workshop on the Solution of Partial Differential Equations on the Sphere (PDEs on the Sphere), Exeter, United Kingdom, September 24-27, 2007

Adaptive Mesh Refinements (AMR) for Multi-Scale Climate Models (Sep. 19, 2007), Poster presentation at the DoE Climate Change Prediction Program (CCPP) Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, USA, Sep. 17-19, 2007

Adaptive Mesh Refinements (AMR) for Multi-Scale Climate Models (Aug. 28, 2007), Poster presentation at the Second International Conference on Earth System Modeling, Hamburg, Germany, August 27-31, 2007

On the Existence and Non-Existence of QBO-like Oscillations in Dynamical Cores of General Circulation Models (Jun. 27, 2007), Presentation at the 16th Conference on Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics (AMS meeting), Santa Fe, NM, USA, June 24-29, 2007

Adaptive Meshes on the Sphere: Cubed-Spheres versus Latitude-Longitude Grids (May 31, 2007), Presentation at the ICON & Friends Workshop, Langen, Germany, May, 29 - June, 1, 2007

A Proposed Test Suite for Atmospheric Model Dynamical Cores, Poster presentation at the AGU Fall Meeting 2006, San Francisco, CA, USA, December 11-15, 2006

Adaptive Meshes on the Sphere: Cubed-Spheres versus Latitude-Longitude Grids (Dec. 8, 2006), Seminar presentation, Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic & Space Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

A Proposed Test Suite for Atmospheric Model Dynamical Cores, Presentation at the 2006 Workshop on the Solution of Partial Differential Equations on the Sphere, Monterey, CA, USA, June 26 - 29, 2006, view the presentation

Quasi-Biennial (QBO)-like Oscillations in Idealized Dynamical Core Experiments (June 27, 2006), Presentation at the 2006 Workshop on the Solution of Partial Differential Equations on the Sphere, Monterey, CA, USA, June 26 - 29, 2006

A Proposed Test Suite for Atmospheric Model Dynamical Cores Poster presentation at the 11th Annual CCSM Workshop, Breckenridge, Colorado, USA, June 20 - 22, 2006

Adaptive Mesh Refinements for Future Weather and Climate Models (May 10, 2006), Seminar presentation, Courant Institute, New York University, New York, NY

Adaptive Grids for Future Weather and Climate Models (November 18, 2005), Seminar presentation, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

QBO-like Oscillations in Dynamical Core Experiments, Poster presentation at the 10th Annual CCSM Workshop, Breckenridge, Colorado, USA, June 21 - 23, 2005

QBO-like Oscillations in Dynamical Core Experiments (June 15, 2005), Presentation at the AMS meetings: 13th Conference on Middle Atmosphere, 15th Conference on Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics, 7th Conference on Climate Variability and Change, Cambridge, MA, USA, June 12 - 17, 2005

Adaptive Grids for Future Weather Prediction Models (June 8, 2005), Presentation at the SIAM Conference on Mathematical & Computational Issues in the Geosciences, Avignon, France, June 7 - 10, 2005

Adaptive Grids for Weather and Climate Models (June 3, 2005), Seminar presentation at the Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique du CNRS - Ecole Normale Superieure (LMD/ENS), Paris, France

Adaptive Grids for Future Weather Prediction Models (April 27, 2005), Presentation at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 24 - 29, 2005

Adaptive Grids for Weather and Climate Models (September 9, 2004), Presentation at the ECMWF 2004 Seminar on Recent Developments in Numerical Methods for Atmospheric and Ocean Modelling, Reading, UK, September 6 - 10, 2004

An Adaptive Mesh Refinement Strategy for Future GCMs (July 23, 2004), Presentation at the 2004 Workshop on the Solution of Partial Differential Equations on the Sphere, Yokohama, Japan, July 20 - 23, 2004

Adaptive Grids for Weather and Climate Models, Poster presentation at the 9th Annual CCSM Workshop, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, July 7 - 9, 2004

Adaptive Mesh Refinements for Weather and Climate Models (March 29, 2004), Presentation at the 8th Copper Mountain Conference on Iterative Methods (Minisymposium), Copper Mountain, Colorado, USA, March 28 - April 2, 2004

Adaptive Grids in Climate Modeling: Dynamical Core Tests (December 08, 2003), Presentation at the AGU Fall Meeting 2003 , San Francisco, California, USA, December 8 - 12, 2003 (click here for the mountain flow movie (5.3 MB mpeg) and advection movie (4.3 MB mpeg))

Adaptive Grids in Climate and Weather Modeling (March 31, 2003), Seminar presentation, VIGRE Working Group in Scientific Computing, Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

New idealized test cases for dynamical cores (August 12, 2002), Presentation at the 2002 Workshop on the Solutions of Partial Differential Equations on the Sphere, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 12 - August 15, 2002

Adaptive Methods in Weather and Climate Modeling (February 5, 2002), Presentation at the NCAR Workshop on Adaptive and High-Order Methods with Applications in Turbulence in Boulder, Colorado, USA, February 4-6, 2002

Towards a standardized test suite for dynamical core intercomparisons: Growing baroclinic waves (May 18, 2001), Presentation at the 2001 Workshop on the Solutions of Partial Differential Equations on the Sphere, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 15 - May 18, 2001

The Dynamical Core Intercomparison Project: Approaches to analyzing dynamical core experiments (December 1, 1999), Presentation at the 8th Workshop on the Solutions of Partial Differential Equations on the Sphere, San Francisco, California, USA, November 30 - December 3, 1999

Test of three dynamical cores: A discussion about the new DWD global model GME, the operational DWD model GM and the ECMWF model IFS (April 28, 1998), Presentation at the 6th Workshop on the Solutions of Partial Differential Equations on the Sphere (with the special "Workshop on Test Cases for Dynamical Cores of Atmospheric General Circulation Models"), Gatlinburg Tennessee, USA, April 28 - May 1, 1998


Teaching



Honors and Awards

Recipient of the 2010 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) (awarded in September 2011)
press release by the White House on 9/26/2011: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/09/26/president-obama-honors-outstanding-early-career-scientists

Department of Energy Early Career Award (April 2010)
read more about this award and my research here: http://ascr-discovery.science.doe.gov/newfaces/ecrp1.shtml

University of Michigan AOSS Faculty Award (March 2010)

NCAR Postdoctoral Fellowship (Advanced Study Program), February 2004 - February 2006

University of Michgan Graduate Student Distinguished Achievement Award 2004 (College of Engineering), March 2004

Keith Runcorn Travel Award for Non-Europeans (KRTA), European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 2005

Invitation to the Summer School MAMAOS,
Modern Applied Mathematics for the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, Jul/13-27/2003

NASA Graduate Student Fellowship (Earth System Science Fellowship Program), September 2000 - August 2003

Invitation to the Scientific Computing Workshop: 'How can ACTS work for you?',
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, Sep/28-30/2000

Winner of a fellowship for a three month stay at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Boulder, Colorado (USA), Climate and Global Dynamics Division (June-August 2000), awarded by the German National Research Center for Information Technology, October 1999 (GMD, St. Augustin, Germany).

Winner in the open competition 'Best Projects at the German National Research Center for Information Technology in 1999 (GMD, St. Augustin, Germany), category 'Diploma Thesis':
Award 'Best Diploma Thesis at GMD in 1999' (October 1999): Test of the dynamics of two global weather prediction models of the German Weather Service: The Held-Suarez test



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