An exceptionally high resolution simulation of a supercell thunderstorm fascinated conferees Tuesday at the AMS 100th Annual Meeting in Boston. Leigh Orf of the University of Wyoming presdented imagery and animations of the simulation that ran on the Blue Waters Supercomputer. With a 10 m grid spanning 11,200 X 11,200 X 2,000 (251 billion) grid volumes, the 270 TB subdomain contains the entire life cycle of the tornado, including 10 minutes prior to tornado formation.
Absolutely mesmerizing quarter-trillion gridpoint resolution tornadic supercell simulations from Dr. Leigh Orf from @UWCIMSS!
If you want to see additional simulations and slowed-down versions from this talk, check out this link: https://t.co/9PPUx3aSYx#AMS2020 pic.twitter.com/vt4lZzJ6Pm
— Pat Hyland (@hylandwx) January 14, 2020