Atmospheric Modelling Section

The Atmospheric Modelling Section of the Environmental Physics Group is actively using the state-of-the-art modelling systems in research of atmospheric dynamics, carbon and other biogeochemical cycles on local and regional scales. The complexity of the atmospheric system and stochastic nature of processes that influence the behaviour of simulated compounds require a substantial computing capacity in order to accurately simulate real-life behaviour of the Earth System.

Our team is currently involved in research using both eulerian (WRF, WRF-Chem) and lagrangian systems (Hysplit, STILT). These are installed either on our own computational cluster or, when particulary complex systems are analysed, on the supercomputing machines available through the Academic Computing Centre "Cyfronet" (including the "Prometheus", currently the most powerful supercomputer in Poland.).

We also actively share our knowledge and experience with students. The section runs academic courses for groups ("Modelling of Transport Processes", "Modelling of environmental problems laboratory") for Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science students as well as ("Modelling of Physical Systems") in English for Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Automatics, Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering students and also provides opportunities for individual activities in Bachelor and Master programmes.


Methane concentration simulation over Upper Silesia region


Wind field simulation over Poland

Czernobyl fire simulation in April 2020