Larry Di Girolamo

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Climate Dynamics


Jones, A. L. and Di Girolamo, L. (2017): Design and Verification of a New Monochromatic Thermal Emission Component for the I3RC Community Monte Carlo Model, The Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences (submitted)


Guangyu Zhao, Larry Di Girolamo, David J. Diner, Carol J. Bruegge, Kevin J. Mueller, and Dong L. Wu (2016): Regional Changes in Earth's Color and Texture as Observed from Space Over a 15-Year Period, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Vol 54, Num 7, pp4240--4249
Alexandra L. Jones (2016): Development of an Accurate 3D Monte Carlo Broadband Atmospheric Radiative Transfer Model, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Illinois


Lusheng Liang, Larry Di Girolamo, and Wenbo Sun (2015): Bias in MODIS Cloud Drop Effective Radius for Oceanic Water Clouds as Deduced from Optical Thickness Variability Across Scattering Angles, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, Wiley-Blackwell, Vol 120, Num 15, pp7661--7681

Alexandra Jones and L. Di Girolamo: A New Spectrally Integrating 3D Monte Carlo Radiative Transfer Model

American Meteorological Society 14th Conference on Atmospheric Radiation; Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., Jul 10, 2014

Alexandra L. Jones: Development of a Highly Accurate 3D Radiative Transfer Model

University of Illinois Atmospheric Sciences Colloquia Series, Apr 1, 2015

12 Illinois faculty awarded prestigious Blue Waters Professorships

Twelve University of Illinois faculty members from a range of fields have been selected as Blue Waters Professors, an honor that comes with substantial computing and data resources on the Blue Waters supercomputer at the university’s National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)..

22 Illinois projects receive time on Blue Waters

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has awarded access to the Blue Waters supercomputer—which is capable of performing quadrillions of calculations every second and of working with quadrillions of bytes of data—to 22 campus research teams from a wide range of disciplines.The computing and data capabilities of Blue Waters, which is operated by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), will assist researchers in their work on understanding DNA, developing biofuels, simulating climate, and more..

3 Ways Big Data, Supercomputing Change Weather Forecasting

So while we're not able to control the weather, better forecasting will allow us to make more informed plans that can limit financial losses, provide new business opportunities, reduce government spending, and even save lives.Unfortunately, improving our ability to predict the weather is challenging, both scientifically and computationally. Supercomputing has played a major role in enabling predictive models since the 1950s and remains at the cornerstone of today's weather and climate modeling. Constantly improving computational capabilities have allowed scientists and forecasters to produce results faster than ever while also investigating increasingly complex phenomena and producing specialized forecast products. From model performance to system and data management, weather prediction presents unique high-performance computing challenges..

14 Illinois researchers selected for NCSA Fellowships

Fourteen faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been selected to receive one-year fellowships that will enable their research teams to pursue collaborative projects with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. NCSA's fellowship program aims to catalyze and develop long-term collaborations between the center and campus researchers, particularly in the center's six thematic areas of research: Bioinformatics and Health Sciences, Computing and Data Sciences, Culture and Society, Earth and Environment, Materials and Manufacturing, and Physics and Astronomy..

Blue Waters Supercomputer Processes New Data for NASA’s Terra Satellite

Researchers are using the Blue Waters supercomputer at NCSA to process new data from NASA’s Terra Satellite. Approximately the size of a small school bus, the Terra satellite explores the connections between Earth’s atmosphere, land, snow and ice, ocean, and energy balance to understand Earth’s climate and climate change and to map the impact of human activity and natural disasters on communities and ecosystems..