A41D:
High-Resolution Climate Modeling II Posters


Session ID#: 8453

Session Description:
The appropriate simulation of climate impacts on hydrology, ecosystems, landslides, fires, etc. requires climate models to resolve complex terrain and the physical processes creating snowfall and severe local storms.  In the past this has not been possible due to computer and model constraints leading to the use of statistical and other downscaling techniques.  In recent years, however, increasing computer power has enabled at least limited simulations at very high horizontal resolution, 4 km and below.  At these resolutions, convective parameterizations are no longer needed to resolve storms and updraft/downdraft created by complex terrain are for the most part resolved.  This session invites papers exploring the use of high resolution modeling to investigate the impact of climate change on precipitation, hydrology, evapotranspiration, ecosystems, land slides, fires, and other local phenomenon.
Primary Convener:  Roy Rasmussen, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Conveners:  Graeme L Stephens, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States and Ethan D Gutmann, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Chairs:  Graeme L Stephens, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States and Ethan D Gutmann, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
OSPA Liaison:  Roy Rasmussen, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • H - Hydrology
Co-Sponsor(s):
  • AMS: American Meteorological Society -
Index Terms:

1610 Atmosphere [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1616 Climate variability [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1655 Water cycles [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1813 Eco-hydrology [HYDROLOGY]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Giorgia Fosser, Met Office Hadley Center, Exeter, United Kingdom, Samiro Khodayar, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany and Peter Berg, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, Norrköping, Sweden
Jason Scalzitti1, Courtenay Strong1 and Adam Kochanski2, (1)University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, (2)University of Utah, Atmospheric Sciences, Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Shoji Kusunoki, Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States
David Matthew Hall, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States
John P Dunne, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, United States and The GFDL CM2.6-miniBLING team
Ethan D Gutmann1, Kyoko Ikeda1, Clara Deser1, Roy Rasmussen2, Martyn P Clark1 and Jeffrey Richard Arnold3, (1)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)US Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville, FL, United States
Catalina M Oaida1, McKenzie Skiles2, Thomas H Painter2 and Yongkang Xue3, (1)Raytheon, Jet Propulsion Laboratory/PODAAC, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (3)University of California Los Angeles, Geography, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Yasutaka Wakazuki, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan
Roy Rasmussen1, Kyoko Ikeda2, Changhai Liu2, David Gochis2, Fei Chen3, Michael J Barlage3, Aiguo Dai4, Jimy Dudhia5, Martyn P Clark2, Ethan D Gutmann2, Yanping Li6 and Headwater's team, (1)University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)NCAR/RAL, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)University at Albany, State University of New York, Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, Albany, NY, United States, (5)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Developmental Testbed Center, Boulder, CO, United States, (6)University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Chunxi Zhang, International Pacific Research Center, School of Ocean and Earth Science, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, United States, Yuqing Wang, University of Hawaii at Manoa, International Pacific Research Center and Department of Meteorology, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, Honolulu, HI, United States, Kevin Peardon Hamilton, IPRC/Univ Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, United States and Axel Lauer, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam, Germany
Clinton M Rowe, Robert James Oglesby, Rachindra Mawalagedara and Azar Mohammad Abadi, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, United States