A51M:
Process-Oriented Evaluation of Climate Model Physics Using Observations and High-Resolution Models II Posters


Session ID#: 8300

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:  Minghuai Wang, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, Joao Teixeira, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States and Matthew D Lebsock, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
OSPA Liaisons:  Minghuai Wang, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
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:

Hui Yang1, Shilong Piao2, Zhenzhong Zeng1, Philippe Ciais3, Yi Yin4, Pierre Friedlingstein5, Stephen Sitch6, Anders Ahlström7, Matthieu Guimberteau8, Chris Huntingford9, Sam Levis10, Peter E. Levy11, Mengtian Huang1, Yue Li1, Xiran Li1, Mark Lomas12, Philippe P Peylin13, Ben Poulter14, Nicolas Viovy4, Soenke Zaehle15, Ning Zeng16, Fang Zhao16 and Lei Wang17, (1)Peking University, Beijing, China, (2)Peking University, College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Beijing, China, (3)CNRS, Paris Cedex 16, France, (4)LSCE Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, Gif-Sur-Yvette, France, (5)University of Exeter, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Exeter, United Kingdom, (6)University of Exeter, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Exeter, United Kingdom, (7)Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States, (8)Institut Pierre Simon Laplace, Laboratoire d'Océanographie et du Climat: expérimentations et approches numériques (LOCEAN), Paris, France, (9)Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford, United Kingdom, (10)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (11)Center for Ecology and Hydrology Penicuik, Penicuik, United Kingdom, (12)University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom, (13)CEA Saclay DSM / LSCE, Gif sur Yvette, France, (14)University of Montana, Missoula, MT, United States, (15)Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany, (16)University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States, (17)ITP Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Kishore B. Ragi and RajKishore Patel, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, Rourkela, India
Kentaroh Suzuki, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, Eiji Oikawa, NIES National Institute of Environmental Studies, Ibaraki, Japan and Teruyuki Nakajima, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Kanagawa, Japan
Noel C Baker and Patrick C Taylor, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States
Robert Ferraro1, Duane Edward Waliser1, Peter J Gleckler2 and WDAC Observations for Model Evaluation Task Team, (1)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)LLNL/PCMDI, San Francisco, CA, United States
Hanii Takahashi, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, California, Pasadena, CA, United States, Kentaroh Suzuki, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan and Graeme L Stephens, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Takuro Michibata and Toshihiko Takemura, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
Yousuke Sato1, Kentaroh Suzuki2, Hisashi Yashiro1, Daisuke Goto3, Takashi M. Nagao4, Hirofumi Tomita1, Nakajima Teruyuki4 and Takuro Michibata5, (1)RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Sciences, Kobe, Japan, (2)Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, (3)NIES National Institute of Environmental Studies, Ibaraki, Japan, (4)Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Earth Observation Research Center, Tsukuba, Japan, (5)RIAM Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kasuga, Japan
Dipu Sudhakar1, Johannes Quaas1, Ralf Wolke2, Jens Stoll2, Andreas D Muehlbauer3 and Ina Tegen2, (1)University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany, (2)Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, Leipzig, Germany, (3)Research Scientist, Washington, United States
Kay Suselj, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States and Matthew D Lebsock, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Matthew D Lebsock, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States and Kay Suselj, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Xue Zheng1, Stephen A Klein1, Hsi-Yen Ma1, Vincent E Larson2, Andrew Gettelman3 and Peter Bogenschutz3, (1)Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, United States, (2)Univ Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, United States, (3)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Gregory Elsaesser, Columbia University/NASA GISS, Dept. of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, New York, NY, United States
Baijun Tian1, Eric J Fetzer1 and Thomas J Hearty III2, (1)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, GES DISC, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Rachel L Storer1, Graeme L Stephens1 and Susan C van den Heever2, (1)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)Colorado State University, Atmospheric Science, Fort Collins, CO, United States
Leonard A Smith, London School of Economics, London, WC2A, United Kingdom and Hailiang Du, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States