Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic & Space Sciences in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan

Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic & Space Sciences in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan

FACULTY


Christiane Jablonowski
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Christiane Jablonowski

Associate Professor
Undergraduate Advisor: Climate Science,
Head of the Atmospheric Dynamics Modeling Group:http://aoss-research.engin.umich.edu/groups/admg

AOSS undergraduate advisor

Office: 1541B
Phone: (734) 763-6238
Fax: (734) 936-0503
Email: cjablono@umich.edu
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Education

Ph.D., Atmospheric & Space Sciences and Scientific Computing, AOSS, University of Michigan

M.S., Meteorology, University of Bonn, Germany
B.S., Physics, Aachen University of Technology, Germany

Research

  • Adaptive mesh refinement and variable-resolution techniques for weather and climate models
  • Dynamical cores of General Circulation Models: Numerical methods, test cases, intercomparisons
  • Diffusion and subgrid-scale processes in dynamical cores
  • Tropical cyclones
  • Quasi-Biennial Oscillation (QBO)
  • Parallel and high-performance computing

Specializations and Research Interests

  • Variable-resolution and Adaptive Mesh Refinement (AMR) techniques for weather and climate models
  • Cubed-sphere computational grids: AMR library Chombo and high-order finite volume techniques
  • Development of test cases for dynamical cores of General Circulation Models (GCMs)
  • Dynamical core intercomparisons
  • Subgrid-scale processes in the dynamical cores of GCMs: The impact of diffusion, filters and fixers on climate simulations
  • Tropical cyclones: representation in GCMs
  • Idealized simulations of the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation stratospheric dynamics
  • Parallel and high-performance computing
  • Modern numerical methods and computational grids for dynamical cores, finite volume techniques, conservation laws
  • Global interoperability of models and data: Computational tools for climate modeling, Earth System Curator (model metadata), frameworks

Honors, Awards and Accomplishments

  • Recipient of the 2010 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) (awarded in September 2011)
  • Department of Energy Early Career Award (April 2010)
  • AOSS Faculty Award (March 2010)
  • Distinguished Achievement Award, University of Michigan, College of Engineering
  • Advanced Study Program Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
  • NASA Earth System Science Graduate Student Fellowship
  • Best Project, German National Research Center for Information Technology

Professional Service

  • Member of the American Geophysical Union
  • Member of the American Meteorological Society
  • Member of the Steering Committee of the Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering (MICDE)
  • Lead founder of the Dynamical Core Model Intercomparison Project (DCMIP)
  • Invited participant in the World Modelling Summit for Climate Prediction, held at ECMWF, Reading, U.K., 6-9 May 2008
  • Invited member of the NCAR Earth System Modeling (ESM) Working Group (Feb. 2008)
  • Associate Editor of JAMES (Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems)
    http://adv-model-earth-syst.org/
  • Associate Editor of the Monthly Weater Review (in 2008)
  • Member of the Earth System Modeling Framework (ESMF) Executive Committee
  • Core Network Member: International Centre for Earth Simulation (ICES)
    http://www.icesfoundation.org

Publications

  • Yao, W. and C. Jablonowski (2014), Idealized Quasi-Biennial Oscillations in an Ensemble of Dry GCM Dynamical Cores, J. Atmos. Sci., in review
  • Wan, H., P. J. Rasch, M. A. Taylor and C. Jablonowski (2014), Short-term time step convergence in a climate model, J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., in revie
  • Zarzycki, C. M., C. Jablonowski, D. R. Thatcher and M. A. Taylor (2014), Assessing the model climatology of a multidecadal variable-resolution global atmospheric general circulation model simulation, J. Climate, in review
  • Wehner, M. F., K. Reed, F. Li, Prabhat, J. Bacmeister, C.‐T. Chen, C. Paciorek, P. J. Gleckler, K. R. Sperber, W. D. Collins, A. Gettelman, C. Jablonowski and C. Algieri (2014), The effect of horizontal resolution on simulation quality in the Community Atmospheric Model, CAM5.1, J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., revised
  • Walsh, K. J. E., S. J. Camargo, G. A. Vecchi, A. S. Daloz, J. Elsner, K. Emanuel, M. Horn, Y.-K. Lim, M. Roberts, C. Patricola, E. Scoccimarro, A. H. Sobe l, S. Strazzo, G. Villarini, M. Wehner, M. Zhao, J. Kossin, T. LaRow, K. Oouchi, S. Schubert, H. Wang, J. Bacmeister, P. Chang, F. Chauvin, C. Jablonowski, A. Kumar, H. Murakami, T. Ose, K. A. Reed, R. Saravanan, Y. Yamada, C. M. Zarzycki, P. L. Vidale, J. A. Jonas and N. Henderson (2014), Hurricanes and climate: the U.S. CLIVAR working group on hurricanes, Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc, in press
  • Zarzycki, C. M. and C. Jablonowski (2014), A multidecadal simulation of Atlantic tropical cyclones using a variable-resolution global atmospheric general circulation, J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., in press
  • Whitehead, J. P., C. Jablonowski, J. Kent and R. B. Rood (2014), Potential vorticity: Measuring consistency between GCM dynamical cores and tracer advection schemes, Quart. J. Roy. Meteorol. Soc., in press
  • Kent, J., J. P. Whitehead, C. Jablonowski and R. B. Rood (2014), Determining the Effectve Resolution of Advection Schemes. Part II: Numerical Testing, J. Comput. Phys., Vol. 278, 485-496
  • Zarzycki, C. M., M. N. Levy, C. Jablonowski, M. A. Taylor, J. R. Overfelt and P. A. Ullrich (2014), Aquaplanet Experiments Using CAM's Variable Resolution Dynamical Core, J. Climate, Vol. 27, 5481-5503
  • Kent, J., J. P. Whitehead, C. Jablonowski and R. B. Rood (2014), Determining the Effectve Resolution of Advection Schemes. Part I: Dispersion Analysis, J. Comput. Phys., Vol. 278, 485-496
  • Ullrich, P. A., T. Melvin, C. Jablonowski and A. Staniforth (2014), A baroclinic wave test case for deep- and shallow-atmosphere dynamical cores, Quart. J. Roy. Meteorol. Soc., Vol. 140, 1590-1602
  • Kent, J., P. A. Ullrich and C. Jablonowski (2014), Dynamical Core Model Intercomparison Project: Tracer Transport Test Cases, Quart. J. Roy. Meteorol. Soc., Vol. 140, 1279-1293
  • Bosler, P., L. Wang, R. Krasny and C. Jablonowski (2014), A Particle/Panel Method for the Barotropic Vorticity Equation on a Rotating Sphere, Fluid Dynamics Research, Vol. 46, 031406
  • Ullrich, P. A., C. Jablonowski and P. H. Lauritzen (2014), A high-order `incremental-remap'-based semi-Lagrangian shallow water model, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, Vol. 75, 103-133
  • Lauritzen, P. H., P.A. Ullrich, C. Jablonowski, P.A. Bosler, D. Calhoun, A.J. Conley, T. Enomoto, L. Dong, S. Dubey, O. Guba, A.B. Hansen, E. Kaas, J. Kent, J.F. Lamarque, M.J. Prather, D. Reinert, V.V. Shashkin, W.C. Skamarock, B. Sørensen, M.A. Taylor, and M.A. Tolstykh (2014), A standard test case suite for two-dimensional linear transport on the sphere: results from a collection of state-of-the-art schemes, Geoscientific Model Development Discussions, Vol. 7, 105-145
  • Zarzycki, C. M., C. Jablonowski and M. A. Taylor (2014), Using Variable Resolution Meshes to Model Tropical Cyclones in the Community Atmosphere Model, Mon. Wea. Rev., Vol. 142, 1221-1239
  • Yao, W. and C. Jablonowski (2013), Spontaneous QBO-like Oscillations in an Atmospheric Model Dynamical Core, Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 40, 3772–3776
  • Ullrich, P. A., P. H. Lauritzen and C. Jablonowski (2013), Some considerations for high-order `incremental remap'-based transport schemes: edges, reconstructions and area integration, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, Vol. 71, 1131-1151
  • Chen, X., N. Andronova, B. Van Leer, J. E. Penner, J. P. Boyd, C. Jablonowski and S.-J. Lin (2013), A Control-Volume Model of the Compressible Euler Equations with a Vertical Lagrangian Coordinate, Mon. Wea. Rev., Vol. 141, 2526-2544
  • Kent, J., C. Jablonowski, J. P. Whitehead and R. B. Rood (2012), Downscale Cascades in Tracer Transport Test Cases, Geoscientific Model Development, Vol. 5, 1517-1530
  • Lebonnois, S., C. Covey, A. Grossmann, H. Parish, G. Schubert, R. Walterscheid, P. Lauritzen and C. Jablonowski (2012), Angular Momentum Budget in General Circulation Models of Superrotating Atmospheres: A Critical Diagnostic, Journal of Geophysical Research (Planets), Vol. 117, E12004, doi:10.1029/2012JE004223
  • Reed, K. A., C. Jablonowski and M. A. Taylor (2012), Tropical Cyclones in the Spectral Element Configuration of the Community Atmosphere Model, Atm. Sci. Lett., 13, 303-310, doi:10.1002/asl.399
  • Ullrich, P. A. and C. Jablonowski (2012b), MCore: A Non-hydrostatic Atmospheric Dynamical Core Utilizing High-Order Finite-Volume Methods, J. Comput. Phys., Vol. 231, 5078-5108
  • Reed, K. A. and C. Jablonowski (2012), Idealized tropical cyclone simulations of intermediate complexity: A test case for AGCMs, J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., Vol. 4, M04001, doi:10.1029/2011MS000099
  • Kent, J., C. Jablonowski, J. P. Whitehead and R. B. Rood (2012), Assessing Tracer Transport Algorithms and the Impact of Vertical Resolution in a Finite-Volume Dynamical Core, Mon. Wea. Rev., Vol. 140, 1620-1638
  • Ullrich, P. A. and C. Jablonowski (2012a): Operator-split Runge-Kutta-Rosenbrock (RKR) Methods for Nonhydrostatic Atmospheric Models, Mon. Wea. Rev., Vol. 140, 1257-1284
  • Reed, K. A. and C. Jablonowski (2011c): Assessing the Uncertainty of Tropical Cyclone Simulations in NCAR's Community Atmosphere Model, J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., Vol. 3, Art. 2011MS000076, 16 pp.
  • Whitehead, J., C. Jablonowski. R. B. Rood and P. H. Lauritzen (2011): A Stability Analysis of Divergence Damping on a Latitude-Longitude Grid, Mon. Wea. Rev., Vol. 139, 2976-2993
  • Lauritzen, P. H., C. Jablonowski, M. A. Taylor, R. D. Nair (Eds.), 2011, Numerical Techniques for Global Atmospheric Models, Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering, Springer, Vol. 80, 556 pp.
  • Jablonowski. C. and D. L. Williamson (2011): The Pros and Cons of Diffusion, Filters and Fixers in Atmospheric General Circulation Models. In: Lauritzen, P. H., C. Jablonowski, M. A. Taylor, R. D. Nair (Eds.), Numerical Techniques for Global Atmospheric Models, Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering, Springer, Vol. 80, 381-493
  • Reed, K. A. and C. Jablonowski (2011b): Impact of physical parameterizations on idealized tropical cyclones in the Community Atmosphere Model, Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 38, L04805
  • Reed, K. A. and C. Jablonowski (2011a): An Analytic Vortex Initialization Technique for Idealized Tropical Cyclone Studies in AGCMs, Mon. Wea. Rev., Vol. 139, 689-710
  • Ullrich, P. A. and C. Jablonowski (2011): An analysis of finite-volume methods for smooth problems on refined grids, J. Comput. Phys., Vol. 230, 706-725
  • Ullrich, P. A., C. Jablonowski, B. van Leer (2010): Riemann-solver-based high-order finite-volume models for the shallow-water equations on the sphere, J. Comput. Phys., Vol. 229, 6104-6134
  • Lauritzen, P. H, C. Jablonowski, M. A. Taylor and R. D. Nair (2010): Rotated versions of the Jablonowski steady-state and baroclinic wave test cases: A dynamical core intercomparison, J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., Vol. 2:Art. #15, 34 pp.
  • Jablonowski, C., R. C. Oehmke and Q. F. Stout (2009): Block-structured Adaptive Meshes and Reduced Grids for Atmospheric General Circulation Models, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A, Vol. 367, 4497-4522 (Journal cover figure features this research)
  • Ullrich, P. A., P. H. Lauritzen, C. Jablonowski (2009), Geometrically Exact Conservative Remapping (GECoRe): Regular latitude-longitude and cubed-sphere grids, Mon. Wea. Rev., Vol. 137, 1721-1741
  • Williamson, D. L., J. Olson and C. Jablonowski (2009), Two dynamical core formulation flaws exposed by a baroclinic instability test case, Mon. Wea. Rev., Vol. 137. 790-796
  • St-Cyr, A., C. Jablonowski, J. M. Dennis, H. M. Tufo and S. J. Thomas (2008), A Comparison of Two Shallow Water Models with Non-Conforming Adaptive Grids, Mon. Wea. Rev., Vol. 136, 1898-1922
  • Nair, R. D. and C. Jablonowski (2008), Moving Vortices on the Sphere: A Test Case for Horizontal Advection Problems, Mon. Wea. Rev., Vol. 136, 699-711
  • Penner, J. E., N. Andronova, R. C. Oehmke, J. Brown Q. F. Stout, C. Jablonowski, B. van Leer, K. G. Powell and M. Herzog (2007): Three Dimensional Adaptive Mesh Refinement on a Spherical Shell for Atmospheric Models with Lagrangian Coordinates, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 78, 012072
  • Jablonowski, C., M. Herzog, J. E. Penner, R. C. Oehmke, Q. F. Stout, B. van Leer and K. G. Powell (2006), Block-Structured Adaptive Grids on the Sphere: Advection Experiments, Mon. Wea. Rev., Vol. 134, 3691-3713
  • Jablonowski, C. and D. L. Williamson (2006), A Baroclinic Instability Test Case for Atmospheric Model Dynamical Cores, Quart. J. Roy. Met. Soc., Vol. 132, October Part C, No. 621C, 2943-2975
  • Jablonowski, C., and D. L. Williamson (2006), A Baroclinic Wave Test Case for Dynamical Cores of General Circulation Models: Model Intercomparisons, NCAR Technical Note NCAR/TN-469+STR, Boulder, CO, 89 pp.
  • Penner, J. E., M. Herzog, C. Jablonowski, B. van Leer, R. C. Oehmke, Q. F. Stout, and K. G. Powell (2005), Development of an atmospheric climate model with self-adapting grid and physics, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 16, 353-357
  • Jablonowski, C., M. Herzog, R. C. Oehmke, J. E. Penner, Q. F. Stout, and B. van Leer (2004), Adaptive Grids for Weather and Climate Models, ECMWF Seminar Proceedings on ‘Recent developments in numerical methods for atmospheric and ocean modeling’, Reading, UK, 6-10 September 2004, pp. 233-250
  • Jablonowski, C. (2004), Adaptive Grids in Weather and Climate Modeling, Ph.D. dissertation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic & Space Sciences, 292 pp.
  • Penner, J. E., C. Jablonowski, K.E. Grant and C.C. Chuang (2000), An Examination of the Effects of Aerosols on the Reflected Radiation by Clouds, Tenth ARM Science Team Meeting Proceedings, San Antonio, Texas, March 13-17, 2000
  • Jablonowski, C. (1998), Test der Dynamik zweier globaler Wettervorhersagemodelle des Deutschen Wetterdienstes: Der Held-Suarez Test, Diploma Thesis (Master Thesis), Department of Meteorology at the University of Bonn, Germany, September 1998, 151 pp. (in German)
  • Broeker, O., K. Cassirer, R. Hess, C. Jablonowski, W. Joppich and S. Pott (1998), Activities on Weather Prediction on Highly Parallel Systems, Systems analysis modeling simulation (now merged with International Journal of Systems Science), Vol. 32, Issue 1-2, pp. 19-29
  • Jablonowski, C. (1998), Test of the Dynamical Core of the new DWD Global Model GME, in: Research Activities in Atmospheric and Oceanic Modelling, CAS/JSC Working Group on Numerical Experimentation, WMO/TD-No. 865, Report No. 27, January 1998, pp.3.12-3.13
  • Broeker, O., K. Cassirer, R. Hess, C. Jablonowski, W. Joppich and S. Pott (1997), Contributions to the Design of a Grid Oriented Global Weather Forecast Model, in: A. Sydow, Editor, Proceedings of the 15th World Congress on Scientific Computing, Modeling and Applied Mathematics - IMACS, Berlin, 1997,published by: Wissenschaft und Technik Verlag.
  • Cassirer, K., R. Hess, C. Jablonowski and W. Joppich (1996), The Shallow Water Test Cases for a Global Model with Documentation of the Results, GMD - Forschungszentrum Informationstechnik GmbH, Technical Report No. 999, June 1996, Sankt Augustin, Germany, 85 pp.
Updated: 2014-10-19