Fellow Detail

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Name Luke Abraham
Research area code (F1) Chemistry
Fellowship Inauguration Year 2022
Institutional Website https://www.ch.cam.ac.uk/person/nla27
ORCID 0000-0003-3750-3544
GitHub https://github.com/theabro
LinkedIn luke-abraham/

My research interests involve chemistry-climate modelling using the United Kingdom Chemistry and Aerosols (UKCA) model.

Short Biography

I am a member of the National Centre for Atmospheric Science and a Principal Research Associate in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge. I work with the United Kingdom Chemistry and Aerosols composition-climate model, which is part of the Met Office Unified Model. I provide model development and support for others to use the model on national HPC facilities such as Monsoon2 and ARCHER2, and I run regular training events on using UKCA.

As Code Owner of UKCA for the Met Office I am involved with the UM code review process and support others in committing their code back to the UM trunk. As part of ExCALIBUR I am leading a project to create standalone configurations of UKCA to facilitate the coupling of the chemistry and aerosol schemes into multiple models with a number of different applications. We are also porting UKCA to enable it to run efficiently on GPUs.

I have created UKCA configurations that are able to be run on desktops and small servers using a virtual machine environment. This can also be run on AWS and the JASMIN Unmanaged Cloud, and enables researchers to complete the UKCA training and further develop the code without needing to use HPC resources.

I perform model simulations using UKCA in support of international model intercomparison exercises such as the SPARC Lifetime Assessment, the Chemistry-Climate Model Initiative (CCMI), and the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP6), specifically AerChemMIP.

Previous events

Title Start date End date
Workshop on Atmospheric Composition Modelling using the UKCA model Monday, 05 December 2022 Friday, 09 December 2022
UKCA Training 2022 ( Blog post ) Monday, 14 March 2022 Friday, 18 March 2022

Blog Posts

Blog Publish date
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yJ4-jhinq7HZKo7_176fYmUtoQdcm-PudUR7GoA29AM/edit?usp=sharing Tuesday, 12 July 2022