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 Concentration
Head of the Atmospheric Dynamics Modeling Group:
http://esse.engin.umich.edu/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

  • 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., 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
  • 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., revised
  • 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, in press
  • 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., in press
  • 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., in press
  • Kent, J., P. A. Ullrich and C. Jablonowski (2014), Dynamical Core Model Intercomparison Project: Tracer Transport Test Cases, Quart. J. Roy. Meteorol. Soc., in press
  • 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, in press
  • 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: 2014-05-01