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The Center for Prototype Climate Modeling (CPCM) is an interdisciplinary research unit at New York University Abu Dhabi, generously supported by the NYUAD Institute. The primary mission of the Center is to bridge the gap between climate theory, modeling, and observation, with the goal of better understanding fundamental processes in the earth system, and improving our ability to predict future climate. The core activities of the Center are focused on three broad themes: (I) the development of new methods, including parameterizations, diagnostics, and low-order predictive models; (II) the application of these methods to critical problems in the dynamics of the tropical and subtropical atmosphere and ocean; and (III) modeling the interaction of biogeochemical cycles and climate.

The Center currently consists of its founders, Professor Andrew Majda (Principal Investigator), Professor Olivier Pauluis, and Professor Shafer Smith (Co-Principal Investigators), who are based at the Center for Atmosphere Ocean Science at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences in New York. The Center’s staff includes two senior scientists, Ajaya Ravindran and Zouhair Lachkar, six postdoctoral associates, one support scientist, and visiting scholars. The Center is further supported by two senior external advisors, Professor Boualem Khouider (University of Victoria) and Senior Scientist Marina Levy (University of Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris). Administrative management is coordinated by Asma Kamal and Bianca Arkeen, both based at NYU Abu Dhabi.  For more information about the CPCM team, click here.