A43J:
Process-Oriented Evaluation of Climate Model Physics Using Observations and High-Resolution Models I


Session ID#: 10940

Session Description:
Current uncertainty in climate projection is caused in large part by uncertainty in representation of physical processes in climate models. To mitigate this uncertainty for more reliable climate projections, it is critical to appropriately evaluate and constrain such uncertainties at a fundamental process level. In this session, we solicit presentations that contribute to the evaluation and improvement of global climate models with a particular emphasis on physical processes that have typically been represented by parameterizations. Specific focus of this session includes innovative use of available observations (satellite, aircraft or ground-based) or high resolution modeling to diagnose key aspects of physical processes. Presentations of new validation metrics for evaluating model physics and their applications to constrain key uncertainties in formulation of parameterization are encouraged. Presentations on how the process-based constraint on model physics impacts the overall model performance of climate simulation are also welcomed.
Primary Conveners:  Kentaroh Suzuki, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Conveners:  Matthew D Lebsock, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, Minghuai Wang, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China and Joao Teixeira, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States
Chairs:  Matthew D Lebsock, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, Minghuai Wang, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, Joao Teixeira, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States and Kentaroh Suzuki, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
OSPA Liaisons:  Matthew D Lebsock, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Index Terms:

3307 Boundary layer processes [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3314 Convective processes [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3323 Large eddy simulation [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3359 Radiative processes [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Steven John Ghan1, Minghuai Wang2, Shipeng Zhang2, Hailong Wang1, Kai Zhang1, David Neubauer3, Ulrike Lohmann3, Sylvaine Ferrachat3, Toshihiko Takemura4, Andrew Gettelman5, Hugh Morrison5, Jan Griesfeller6, Dan Partridge7, Philip Stier8 and Zak Kipling8, (1)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States, (2)NUIST Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, China, (3)ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, (4)Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, (5)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (6)University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway, (7)University of Exeter, Department of Mathematics, Exeter, United Kingdom, (8)University of Oxford, Department of Physics, Oxford, United Kingdom
Julien Crétat1, Sebastien Gildas Masson2, Sarah Berthet3, Guillaume Samson4, Pascal Terray5, Jimy Dudhia6, Françoise Pinsard5 and Christophe Hourdin5, (1)LOCEAN, Paris Cedex 05, France, (2)University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (3)CICESE, Ensenada Baja Califo, Mexico, (4)Laboratoire d’études en Géophysique et Océanographie Spatiales (LEGOS), Toulouse, France, (5)LOCEAN-IPSL, Paris cedex 05, France, (6)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Catherine M Naud, Columbia University/NASA-GISS, New York, NY, United States, James F Booth, CUNY City College of New York, New York, NY, United States, Anthony D Del Genio, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NY, United States, Derek J Posselt, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States and Susan C van den Heever, Colorado State University, Atmospheric Science, Fort Collins, CO, United States
Sun Wong1, Anthony D Del Genio2, Tao Wang3, Brian H Kahn1, Eric J Fetzer1 and Tristan S L'Ecuyer4, (1)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NY, United States, (3)Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, United States, (4)University of Wisconsin Madison, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Madison, WI, UNITED STATES
Jennifer E Kay1, Brian Medeiros2, Vineel Kumar Reddy Yettella1, Cecile Hannay3, Peter Caldwell4, Casey Wall5 and Cecilia M Bitz5, (1)University of Colorado Boulder, Atmospheric and Oceanographic Sciences and CIRES, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)NCAR, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, United States, (5)University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States
Georgia Sotiropoulou1, Joseph Sedlar1, Richard Forbes2 and Michael K H Tjernstrom3, (1)Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden, (2)European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, Reading, United Kingdom, (3)Stockholm University, Dept. of Meteorology, Stockholm, Sweden
Derek J Posselt, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Lindsay Lee1, Jill Suzanne Johnson2, Ken S Carslaw3, Carly Reddington1 and The GLOMAP modelling team, (1)University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2, United Kingdom, (2)University of Leeds, Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science, School of Earth and Environment, Leeds, United Kingdom, (3)University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom