High-resolution numerical modeling of atmospheric processes over the Arabian Peninsula

High-resolution numerical modeling of atmospheric processes over the Arabian Peninsula

Internship Description

​​The study will focus on the simulation of high-resolution regional atmospheric processes at the Arabian Coast of the Red Sea. This area is one of the most populated in Saudi Arabia, and it is planned to be intensively developed in the scope of the 2030 vision.

The project will involve modeling using the Weather Research and Forecast model WRF to evaluate the effect of urbanization over the coastal plain. The simulation will be conducted on the KAUST supercomputer system and will be focusing on the impact of the coastal urbanization on sea and land breezes. The analysis will require extensive data processing and "big-data" manipulation.

Faculty Name

Georgiy Stenchikov

Field of Study

Atmospheric physics, numerical modeling, climate and regional circulation