A13C:
Evaluating Reanalysis: What Can We Learn about Past Weather and Climate? III Posters


Session ID#: 8141

Session Description:
Reanalysis is a scientific method for producing a physically complete estimation of the past state and variability of geophysical systems (e.g., atmosphere, ocean). Reanalyses are frequently used as "observations" in assessing the fidelity of model simulations of the recent past, and also in studying short-term variability and long-term change in the system. However, inhomogeneities in the observing system and biases in the numerical models may lead to spurious changes and trends in reanalysis products. These issues can be addressed to some extent by intercomparing different reanalyses, and comparing reanalyses to independent observations. In this light, organized efforts such as the SPARC Reanalysis Intercomparison Project (S-RIP) and the EU-funded project UERRA have started to systematically evaluate reanalysis products. The session welcomes contributions on the evaluation and intercomparison of reanalyses, including global, regional, atmospheric, ocean, and coupled reanalyses. In particular, intercomparison of multiple reanalyses and comparisons with independent (non-assimilated) data are encouraged.
Primary Conveners:  Jan Dominik Keller, Deutscher Wetterdienst Nieder, Offenbach, Germany
Conveners:  Sean M Davis, NOAA Boulder, Earth System Research Laboratory, Boulder, CO, United States, James A Renwick, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand and David H Bromwich, Byrd Polar & Climate Rsrch Ctr, Columbus, OH, United States
Chairs:  Christian Ohlwein, University of Bonn, Meteorological Institute, Bonn, Germany, David H Bromwich, Byrd Polar & Climate Rsrch Ctr, Columbus, OH, United States and Sean M Davis, NOAA Boulder, Earth System Research Laboratory, Boulder, CO, United States
OSPA Liaisons:  Jan Dominik Keller, Deutscher Wetterdienst Nieder, Offenbach, Germany

Cross-Listed:
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • H - Hydrology
  • NG - Nonlinear Geophysics
  • OS - Ocean Sciences
Index Terms:

1610 Atmosphere [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1616 Climate variability [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1620 Climate dynamics [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1635 Oceans [GLOBAL CHANGE]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Masatomo Fujiwara1, Takashi Hibino1, Sanjay K Mehta2, Lesley J Gray3, Dann Mitchell3 and James Anstey3, (1)Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, (2)SRM University, Chennai, India, (3)Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom
Daniel Johannes Befort1, Simon Wild2, Tim Kruschke3, Uwe Ulbrich4 and Gregor C Leckebusch1, (1)University of Birmingham, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Birmingham, B15, United Kingdom, (2)University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom, (3)GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Kiel, Germany, (4)Free University of Berlin, Institute of Meteorology, Berlin, Germany
Rolf H Reichle1, Clara Sophie Draper2, Qing Liu3, Randal D Koster4, Sarith P P Mahanama5, Gabrielle J.M. De Lannoy1 and Manuela Girotto1, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (3)GMAO, building 33, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (4)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Global Modeling and Assimilation Office, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (5)NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Jared Lewis1, Gregory E Bodeker1, Adrian McDonald2, Kathleen Cooper3, Alexander Schwertheim1 and Leon Friedrich2, (1)Bodeker Scientific, Alexandra, New Zealand, (2)University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, (3)Google [x], Mountain View, CA, United States
Michael Brunke, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States, Steve T Stegall, Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellite, North Carolina State, Asheville, NC, United States and Xubin Zeng, University of Arizona, Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences, Tucson, AZ, United States
Krzysztof Wargan1, Gordon J Labow2, Stacey M Frith1, Gary S Partyka1, Lawrence Coy1 and Steven Pawson3, (1)Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Lanham, MD, United States, (2)NASA Goddard SFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (3)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Global Modeling and Assimilation Office, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Ke Wei, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Beijing, China
Lawrence Coy, Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Lanham, MD, United States
Toshihiko Hirooka, Kyushu University, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Fukuoka, Japan and Yayoi Harada, Meteorological Research Institute, Climate Research Department, Tsukuba, Japan
Junko Mori1, Kazuyuki Saito2, Hirokazu Machiya1,2, Hironori Yabuki3, Hiroki Ikawa4, Takeshi Ohta5, Yoshihiro Iijima2, Ayumi Kotani5, Rikie Suzuki6, Shin Miyazaki7, Atsushi Sato1, Tomohiro Hajima8 and Tetsuo Sueyoshi1, (1)NIPR National Institute of Polar Research, Tokyo, Japan, (2)JAMSTEC Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Kanagawa, Japan, (3)Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Yokohama-city, Japan, (4)International Arctic Research Center, Fairbanks, AK, United States, (5)Nagoya University, Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya, Japan, (6)JAMSTEC Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Department of Environmental Geochemical Cycle Research, Kanagawa, Japan, (7)Sonic Corporation, Tachikawa, Japan, (8)JAMSTEC Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Project Team for Advanced Climate Modeling, Kanagawa, Japan
Andrea Molod, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Gerald L Potter1, Laura Carriere2, Michael G Bosilovich3, Judy Hertz1, Denis Nadeau4 and Mark McInerney5, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)NCCS, NASA Goddard, CSRA, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (3)Earth Sciences Division, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (4)Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, United States, (5)NASA Goddard, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Zheng Liu, University of Washington Seattle Campus, Seattle, WA, United States and Axel J B Schweiger, Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Polar Science Center, Seattle, WA, United States
Kristi R Arsenault1,2, Shraddhanand Shukla3, Mike Hobbins4, Christa D Peters-Lidard1 and James P Verdin5, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)SAIC, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (3)University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, (4)Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, (5)USGS/EROS, Boulder, CO, United States
James A Renwick, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, Seth Seidel, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, United States, Simon Parsons, University of Canterbury, Physics, Christchurch, New Zealand and Adrian McDonald, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
Aaron Wilson1, David H Bromwich2, Lesheng Bai1, Kent Moore3, Ying-Hwa Kuo4, Zhiquan Liu5, Hui-Chuan Lin5 and Michael J Barlage6, (1)Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center - BPCRC, Columbus, OH, United States, (2)Byrd Polar & Climate Rsrch Ctr, Columbus, OH, United States, (3)University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, (4)University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (5)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Mesoscale & Microscale Meteorology Division, Boulder, CO, United States, (6)NCAR/RAL, Boulder, CO, United States
Rui Mao, BNU Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
Elke Rustemeier1, Markus Ziese2, Anja Meyer-Christoffer1, Peter Finger1, Udo Schneider1 and Andreas Becker2, (1)Deutscher Wetterdienst, Hydrometeorology, Offenbach, Germany, (2)Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD), Offenbach am Main, Germany
Daniel J. Vecellio1, Oliver W Frauenfeld2, Xiaoqing Peng3, Xinyue Zhong3 and Tingjun Zhang4, (1)Texas A & M University College Station, College Station, TX, United States, (2)Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, United States, (3)LZU Lanzhou University, Key Laboratory of Western China's Environmental Systems(Ministry of Education), College of Earth and Environment Sciences, Lanzhou, China, (4)Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China
Birgit Hassler, NOAA Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, Sean M Davis, NOAA Boulder, Earth System Research Laboratory, Boulder, CO, United States, Masatomo Fujiwara, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, Michaela Imelda Hegglin, University of Reading, Reading, RG6, United Kingdom and Tao Wang, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, United States
Jan Dominik Keller1, Luca Delle Monache2 and Stefano Alessandrini2, (1)Deutscher Wetterdienst Nieder, Offenbach, Germany, (2)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Christian Ohlwein, University of Bonn, Meteorological Institute, Bonn, Germany
Young-Kwon Lim1, Siegfried D Schubert1, Sophie Nowicki1, Jae Nyung Lee1, Andrea Molod1, Richard I Cullather2, Bin Zhao1 and Isabella Velicogna3, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)University of Maryland College Park, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, College Park, MD, United States, (3)University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States
Tomoko Koyama and Julienne Christine Stroeve, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States
Troy D Thornberry1, Andrew W Rollins1, Thaopaul V Bui2, Leonhard Pfister2 and Ru-Shan Gao1, (1)NOAA Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States
Andrew G Slater, National Snow and Ice Data Center, Boulder, CO, United States