Glenn Carver

Senior Scientist
Research Department, Integrated Forecast Systems Section, System Design Group

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Profile
Summary: 

I am a senior scientist at ECMWF and joined in 2011 to create the 'OpenIFS' project. I manage the OpenIFS project which provides the OpenIFS model, a version of the ECMWF Integrated Forecast System (IFS) to universities and research institutes for research and education.

I am part of the IFS section and work closely with other scientists in the research department and across ECMWF. I also work closely with scientists in other institutes who are working with OpenIFS.

For more information about OpenIFS please see the link to the right.

Career background: 

I studied physics, atmospheric dynamics and physics at Imperial College, London and then completed a PhD in numerical modelling in meteorology at the university of Edinburgh. I then went to the university of Cambridge to eventually become a NCAS senior scientist. I worked on topics such as ozone depletion, stratospheric dynamics and tropospheric chemistry, tracer transport, and oversaw the development of the Cambridge off-line chemistry model, chemical mechanism solvers, and created and managed the IUPAC chemical kinetics database and website on behalf of the IUPAC subcommittee on kinetics.

Publications
  • 2019
    • Glenn Carver, Kerstin Hartung, Pirkka Ollinaho, Sinclair V., Struthers H., G. Svensson (April 2019) The varied uses of OpenIFS, ECMWF Newsletter, issue 159, pp. 31-34. DOI: 10.21957/b5wf2gclr6
  • 2018
  • 2017
    • (2017) The Abisko Polar Prediction School, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society n. 3, pp. 445–447.
    • (2017) Single precision in weather forecasting models: An evaluation with the IFS, Monthly Weather Review n. 2, pp. 495–502.
    • (2017) OpenEPS-An ensemble prediction system emulator for OpenIFS, EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, pp. 17529.
    • (2017) Mixed Single/Double Precision in OpenIFS: A Detailed Study of Energy Savings, Scaling Effects, Architectural Effects, and Compilation Effects, EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, pp. 10729.
  • 2016
    • Filip Vána, Glenn Carver, Simon Lang, Martin Leutbecher, Deborah Salmond, Peter Düben, Tim Palmer (2016) Single-precision IFS, ECMWF Newsletter, issue 148, pp. 20-23. DOI: 10.21957/avq2i3tp
  • 2014
    • (2014) Adjoint formulation of the TOMCAT atmospheric transport scheme in the Eulerian backtracking framework (RETRO-TOM), Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics n. 11, pp. 5477–5493.
    • (2014) Metview and VAPOR: Exploring ECMWF forecasts easily in four dimensions, EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts.
    • (2014) Training the next generation of scientists in Weather Forecasting: new approaches with real models, EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts.
  • 2013
  • 2012
    • (2012) The Ice-core Record of Atmospheric Methane: Chemistry-Climate Interactions on Tens to Thousands of Years, EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, pp. 9540.
    • (2012) Nighttime chemistry: observations and modelling from RONOCO, EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, pp. 14333.
  • 2011
    • (2011) Bromoform in the tropical boundary layer of the Maritime Continent during OP3, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics n. 2, pp. 529–542.
    • (2011) In search of an ice core signal to differentiate between source-driven and sink-driven changes in atmospheric methane, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres n. D5.
    • (2011) The impact of local surface changes in Borneo on atmospheric composition at wider spatial scales: coastal processes, land-use change and air quality, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences n. 1582, pp. 3210–3224.
    • (2011) Reconciling the changes in atmospheric methane sources and sinks between the Last Glacial Maximum and the pre-industrial era, Geophysical Research Letters n. 23.
    • (2011) Ozone Depletion and Climate Change, The Chemical Element: Chemistry's Contribution to Our Global Future.
    • (2011) The effect of tropical islands on the chemical mixing of biogenics and their oxidation products from the surface layer to the upper troposphere, AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts.
  • 2010
    • (2010) Overview: oxidant and particle photochemical processes above a south-east Asian tropical rainforest (the OP3 project): introduction, rationale, location characteristics and tools, Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics, pp. 169–199.
    • (2010) Impact of West African Monsoon convective transport and lightning NO x production upon the upper tropospheric composition: a multi-model study, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics n. 12, pp. 5719–5738.
    • (2010) NOx and O3 above a tropical rainforest: an analysis with a global and box model, Atmos. Chem. Phys, pp. 10607–10620.
    • (2010) Interannual variability of tropospheric composition: the influence of changes in emissions, meteorology and clouds, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics n. 5, pp. 2491–2506.
    • (2010) Corrigendum to" Overview: oxidant and particle photochemical processes above a south-east Asian tropical rainforest (the OP3 project): introduction, rationale, location characteristics and tools" published in Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 169--199, 2010, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics n. 2, pp. 563–563.
  • 2009
    • (2009) Clouds, photolysis and regional tropospheric ozone budgets., Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics n. 21, pp. 8235–8246.
    • (2009) Upgrading photolysis in the p-TOMCAT CTM: model evaluation and assessment of the role of clouds., Geoscientific Model Development n. 1, pp. 59–72.
    • (2009) Box and Global Modelling for the OP3 field campaign, EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, pp. 8924.
  • 2008
    • (2008) Observations of an atmospheric chemical equator and its implications for the tropical warm pool region, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres n. D20.
    • (2008) Integration and Co-Development of the MCM and IUPAC Databases: Providing Kinetic Data and Mechanisms to the Atmospheric Community, AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts.
  • 2007
    • (2007) An overview of snow photochemistry: evidence, mechanisms and impacts, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics n. 16, pp. 4329–4373.
    • (2007) Forest fire plumes over the North Atlantic: p-TOMCAT model simulations with aircraft and satellite measurements from the ITOP/ICARTT Campaign, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres n. D10.
  • 2006
    • (2006) Global modeling of biogenic bromocarbons, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres n. D24.
  • 2005
    • (2005) Tropospheric bromine chemistry and its impacts on ozone: A model study, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres n. D23.
    • (2005) Comparison and visualisation of high-resolution transport modelling with aircraft measurements, Atmospheric Science Letters n. 3, pp. 164–170.
    • (2005) Generation of low particle numbers at the edge of the polar vortex, Environmental Modelling & Software n. 10, pp. 1273–1287.
    • (2005) The 2002 split ozone hole--the wave of the century?, Weather n. 1, pp. 15–18.
  • 2004
    • (2004) Global Modelling of NOx emissions from snow, AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts, pp. 0048.
  • 2002
    • (2002) A new Chemical Lagrangian Model of the Stratosphere (CLaMS) 2. Formulation of chemistry scheme and initialization, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres n. D15.
    • (2002) First Results From A Comprehensive Stratopsheric Chemistry Using Asad In The Unified Model, EGS General Assembly Conference Abstracts.
  • 2001
    • (2001) Comparison of cross-tropopause transport and ozone in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere region, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres n. D10, pp. 10205–10221.
  • 2000
    • (2000) IMPACT: an implicit time integration scheme for chemical species and families, Annales Geophysicae n. 3, pp. 337–346.
  • 1999
    • (1999) Modelling NO x from lightning and its impact on global chemical fields, Atmospheric Environment n. 27, pp. 4477–4493.
    • (1999) Quantification of filaments penetrating the subtropical barrier, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres n. D24, pp. 31275–31286.
  • 1998
    • (1998) A Study of Ozone Laminae Using Diabatic Trajectories, Contour Advection and Photochemical Trajectory Model Simulations., Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry n. 1, pp. 187–207.
  • 1997
    • (1997) The ASAD atmospheric chemistry integration package and chemical reaction database, Computer Physics Communications n. 2, pp. 197–215.
    • (1997) Three-dimensional chemical forecasting: A methodology, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres n. D3, pp. 3905–3919.
  • 1996
    • (1996) The UK Universities global atmospheric modelling project, WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION-PUBLICATIONS-WMO TD, pp. 123–125.
  • 1995
    • (1995) Modelling the global sources and sinks of radiatively active gases, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. A n. 1696, pp. 397–411.
  • 1994
    • (1994) A case study in forecasting the stratospheric vortex during EASOE, Geophysical research letters n. 13, pp. 1451–1454.
    • (1994) Accuracy of the isentropic trajectories calculated for the EASOE campaign, Geophysical research letters n. 13, pp. 1199–1202.
    • (1994) Some case studies of chlorine activation during the EASOE campaign, Geophysical research letters n. 13, pp. 1431–1434.
    • (1994) A three-dimensional model study of nitrogen oxides in the stratosphere, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society n. 516, pp. 453–482.
    • (1994) Visualizing the evolution of the stratospheric polar vortex in January 1992, Geophysical research letters n. 13, pp. 1455–1458.
    • (1994) Three dimensional modelling of chlorine activation in the Arctic stratosphere, Geophysical research letters n. 13, pp. 1471–1474.
  • 1993
    • (1993) A three-dimensional model study of chemistry in the lower stratosphere, Advances in Space Research n. 1, pp. 331–337.
  • 1992
  • 1991
    • (1991) The application of the ICL DAP to finite element meteorological modelling, Computer modelling in the environmental sciences: based on the proceedings of a conference organized by the National Environment Research Council in association with the Environmental Mathematics Group of the Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications and held at the British Geological Survey headquarters at Keyworth in April 1990, pp. 225.
  • 1990
    • (1990) Meteorological modelling on the ICL distributed array processor and other parallel computers.
  • 1988
    • (1988) A spectral meteorological model on the ICL DAP, Parallel Computing n. 1, pp. 121–126.