Improving Solar and Wind Forecasts along with Weather and Climate Prediction: Resolving One Atmosphere Together Posters

Session ID#: 8537

Session Description:
Energy produced from renewable resources has dramatically increased in recent years with a large contribution from wind and solar. As solar and wind deployments increase, integrating energy from these renewable resources into the grid poses difficult challenges due to their intermittency which can be largely addressed by improving forecast accuracy. Advances in solar and wind forecasts require corresponding advances in fundamental atmospheric research challenges. For instance, better understanding of cloud-radiation interactions is essential to accurately forecast surface irradiance for solar energy and to predict climate feedbacks while accurate forecasts of wind energy require significant improvements in boundary layer research at differing time and spatial scales from Numerical Weather Prediction models.   The focus of this session is to engage the broader atmospheric science community to identify and collaborate on areas of research that can simultaneously advance improvements to weather and climate prediction and the future of renewable energy with improved forecasts.
Primary Conveners:  Subhashree Mishra, Department of Energy Washington DC, Washington, DC, United States; American Association for the Advancement of Science Washington DC, AAAS S&T Policy Fellow, Washington, DC, United States
Conveners:  Joel Cline, Department of Energy Washington DC, Washington, DC, United States and Sally A McFarlane, Department of Energy Germantown, Germantown, MD, United States
Chairs:  Subhashree Mishra, Department of Energy Washington DC, Washington, DC, United States and Joel Cline, Department of Energy Washington DC, Washington, DC, United States
OSPA Liaisons:  Subhashree Mishra, Department of Energy Washington DC, Washington, DC, United States

  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • H - Hydrology
  • SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences
Index Terms:

0321 Cloud/radiation interaction [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE]
1922 Forecasting [INFORMATICS]
3307 Boundary layer processes [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3337 Global climate models [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Larry K Berg1, William I Gustafson Jr2, Evgueni Kassianov2 and Charles N. Long3, (1)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Atmospheric Sciences & Global Change Division, Richland, WA, United States, (2)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States, (3)Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States
Pedro Angel Jimenez1, Sue Ellen Haupt1, Joshua Hacker2 and Jimy Dudhia1, (1)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)Jupiter, Boulder, CO, United States
Siyuan Lu, Youngdeok Hwang, Xiaoyan Shao and Hendrik Hamann, IBM Yorktown Heights, Yorktown Heights, NY, United States
William P Arnott1, Alex Rollings1, Samuel J. Taylor1, Jordan Parks1, Jim Barnard2 and Heather Holmes1, (1)University of Nevada Reno, Atmospheric Sciences Program, Department of Physics, Reno, NV, United States, (2)University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV, United States
Lee Sukjun, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South)
Yangang Liu, Brookhaven Natl Lab, Upton, NY, United States and Yu Xie, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Golden, Golden, CO, United States
Eric Stephan, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, UNITED STATES and Chitra Sivaraman, Pacific Northwest National Lab, Richland, WA, United States
Julio Alberto, PSR, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil and Tainá Martins, UFRJ Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil