Past Meetup

Atmospheric models using Fortran and Python

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This meeting will be at Madlab's new location at Plant NOMA - do not go to the old address on Edge Street, there'll be nothing for you there except disappointment and regret.

Our July meeting will feature a talk from one of our regular members Doug, who will talk about the use of python in atmospheric modeling.

Traditionally atmospheric research models were written in fortran, but scientists do (eventually) move with the times, and so python usage has become much more widespread in academia in recent years. Fortran does still have a place in model development though, and so Doug will talk about the pros, cons, and challenges of combining these two languages. This will be illustrated using example models from both the atmospheric pollution and climate modeling communities.

If there's time at the end we have a quick discussion about the new features in the recently released Python 3.7, if not we'll save that for the pub.

Hope to see you there!