Regional Climate Modeling III

Friday, 19 December 2014: 1:40 PM-3:40 PM
Chairs:  Raymond W Arritt, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, United States and Lai-Yung Leung, Pacific Northwest Natl Lab, Richland, WA, United States
Primary Conveners:  Raymond W Arritt, Iowa State Univ, Ames, IA, United States
Co-conveners:  Lai-Yung Leung, Pacific Northwest Natl Lab, Richland, WA, United States
OSPA Liaisons:  Raymond W Arritt, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

1:40 PM
Design of a Regional Climate Model Ensemble That Incorporates Model Performance and Independence
Jason Peter Evans1, Daniel Argueso1, Alejandro Di Luca1 and Roman Olson2, (1)University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, (2)University of New South Wales, Climate Change Research Centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia
1:55 PM
Ultra high-resolution ensemble projections of the near-term climate change over the U.S.
Moetasim Ashfaq, Deeksha Rastogi, Rui Mei, Shih-Chieh Kao, Bibi S Naz and Sudershan Gangrade, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, United States
2:10 PM
How to Establish the Scientific Value of Multiple GCM-RCM Simulation Programs: An Example from NARCCAP
Linda O Mearns1, Francina Dominguez2, William J Gutowski Jr3, Doritt Hammerling1, Dennis P Lettenmaier4, Lai-Yung Leung5, Sarah MIchaels1, Sara C Pryor6 and Stephan R Sain1, (1)NCAR, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States, (3)Iowa State Univ, Ames, IA, United States, (4)University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, (5)Pacific Northwest Natl Lab, Richland, WA, United States, (6)Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States
2:25 PM
Exploring the Links Between Biases in Regional Climate Models and their Representation of Synoptic Circulation Types in the European Alps
Nans Addor1, Marco Rohrer2, Reinhard Furrer3 and Jan Seibert1, (1)University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, (2)Oeschger Center for Climate Change Research and Institute of Geography, University of Berne, Berne, Switzerland, (3)Institute of Mathematics, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
2:40 PM
Regional Arctic System Model (RASM): A Tool to Advance Understanding and Prediction of Arctic Climate Change at Process Scales
Wieslaw Maslowski1, Andrew Roberts1, Robert Osinski2, Michael Brunke3, John J Cassano4, Jaclyn L Clement Kinney1, Anthony Craig5, Alice Duvivier4, Brandon J Fisel6, William J Gutowski Jr6, Joe Hamman7, Mimi Hughes4, Bart Nijssen7 and Xubin Zeng3, (1)Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, United States, (2)The Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences, Sopot, Poland, (3)University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States, (4)Univ Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States, (5)Not affiliated, Seattle, WA, United States, (6)Iowa State University, Ames, IA, United States, (7)University of Washington, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Seattle, WA, United States
2:55 PM
A Regional Coupled Model System to Examine Ocean-Atmosphere-Sea Ice, Ice Sheet and Permafrost Interactions in the Arctic: HIRHAM5 – HYCOM – CICE – PISM – GIPL
Jens H Christensen1, Ruth Mottram2, Peter L Langen2, Kristine S Madsen2, Martin Stendel2, Christian B Rodehacke2, Vladimir E Romanovsky3 and Sergey S Marchenko3, (1)Danish Meteorological Institute, Copenhagen East, Denmark, (2)Danish Meteorological Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark, (3)University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States
3:10 PM
Improved precipitation extremes and climatology in a regional coupled model simulation over CORDEX south Asia domain
Pankaj Kumar1, Dmitry Sein2, William Cabos3 and Daniela Jacob1, (1)Climate Service Center, Hamburg, Germany, (2)Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz-Center for Polar and Marine Research Bremerhaven, Hamburg, Germany, (3)University of Alcalá, Madrid, Spain
3:25 PM
Contribution of the North Atlantic Subtropical High to Regional Climate Model (RCM) Skill in Simulating Southeastern United States Summer Precipitation
Laifang Li, Duke Univ-Earth & Ocean Sci, Durham, NC, United States, Wenhong Li, Duke Univ-Nicholas School, Durham, NC, United States and Jiming Jin, Utah State University, Logan, UT, United States
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