A21D:
Large-Eddy and High-Resolution Simulations for Improved Understanding and Parameterization of Clouds and Boundary Layer Processes II Posters


Session ID#: 8579

Session Description:
Large-eddy simulations (LES) and high-resolution cloud-resolving models, i.e., limited-area models (LAM), are increasingly used to understand atmospheric processes with the goal of improving climate and weather model parameterizations. Early approaches used idealized scenarios, but the use of real-world configurations is becoming more common and offers great potential. The jump from idealized to realistic configurations brings with it many complicating factors and questions regarding how to best use simulations to develop robust parameterizations. Contributions are sought demonstrating novel approaches using real-world LES and LAM simulations for parameterization development and improving process-level understanding. Also of interest are contributions demonstrating how to overcome difficulties running real-world, ultra-high-resolution configurations, e.g., how best to incorporate observations to constrain the simulation through data assimilation or other techniques, include surface heterogeneity, initialize the model when clouds are present, evaluate the forcing and simulation accuracies, and increase the odds of successful simulations across a range of meteorological conditions.
Primary Conveners:  William I Gustafson Jr, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States
Conveners:  Andrew Mark Vogelmann, Brookhaven Natl Lab, Upton, NY, United States and Roel Neggers, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Chairs:  William I Gustafson Jr, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States and Vera Schemann, University of Cologne, Institute for Geophysics and Meteorology, Cologne, Germany
OSPA Liaisons:  Andrew Mark Vogelmann, Brookhaven Natl Lab, Upton, NY, United States
Co-Sponsor(s):
  • AMS: American Meteorological Society -
Index Terms:

3314 Convective processes [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3315 Data assimilation [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3323 Large eddy simulation [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3365 Subgrid-scale (SGS) parameterization [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Campbell Watson, James Cipriani, Anthony P Praino, Lloyd A. Treinish, Mukul Tewari and Harry Kolar, IBM Research, Yorktown Heights, NY, United States
Roel Neggers1, Vera Schemann2 and Christian Wegener2, (1)University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany, (2)University of Cologne, Institute for Geophysics and Meteorology, Cologne, Germany
Thirza van Laar1, Vera Schemann2 and Roel Neggers1, (1)University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany, (2)University of Cologne, Institute for Geophysics and Meteorology, Cologne, Germany
James Howard Mather II, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States and Jimmy Voyles, Pacific Northwest Natl Lab, Richland, WA, United States
William I Gustafson Jr1, Andrew Mark Vogelmann2, Heng Xiao1, Xiaoping Cheng3, Satoshi Endo4, Zhijin Li5 and Tami Toto4, (1)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States, (2)Brookhaven Natl Lab, Upton, NY, United States, (3)University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (4)Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, United States, (5)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Andrew Mark Vogelmann1, William I Gustafson Jr2, Tami Toto3, Satoshi Endo3, Xiaoping Cheng4, Zhijin Li5 and Heng Xiao2, (1)Brookhaven Natl Lab, Upton, NY, United States, (2)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States, (3)Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, United States, (4)University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (5)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Satoshi Endo1, Ann M Fridlind2, Wuyin Lin1, Andrew Mark Vogelmann3, Tami Toto1, Andrew S Ackerman4, Greg M McFarquhar5, Robert Jackson6, Haflidi Jonsson7 and Yangang Liu3, (1)Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, United States, (2)NASA GISS, New York, NY, United States, (3)Brookhaven Natl Lab, Upton, NY, United States, (4)NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NY, United States, (5)University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Atmospheric Sciences, Urbana, IL, United States, (6)University of Wyoming, Atmospheric Sciences, Laramie, WY, United States, (7)Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, United States
Heng Xiao1, Satoshi Endo2, May Wong3, William C Skamarock4, Joseph Klemp3, Jerome D Fast1, William I Gustafson Jr1, Andrew Mark Vogelmann5, Hailong Wang1, Yangang Liu5 and Wuyin Lin2, (1)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States, (2)Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, United States, (3)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States, (5)Brookhaven Natl Lab, Upton, NY, United States
Kyle G. Pressel1, Tapio Schneider1, Colleen M. Kaul1, Zhihong Tan2 and Siddhartha Mishra1, (1)ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, (2)California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States
Colleen M. Kaul1, Tapio Schneider1, Kyle G. Pressel1 and Zhihong Tan2, (1)ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, (2)California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States
Jiwen Fan1, Bin Han1, Hugh Morrison2, Adam Varble3, Edward Mansell4, Jason Milbrandt5, Yuan Wang6, Yun Lin7, Xiquan Dong8, Scott E Giangrande9, Michael P Jensen9, Scott M Collis10, Kirk North11 and Pavlos Kollias11, (1)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States, (2)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)University of Utah, Atmospheric Sciences, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, (4)National Severe Storms Lab, Norman, OK, United States, (5)Environment and Climate Change Canada, Atmospheric Numerical Weather Prediction Research, Dorval, QC, Canada, (6)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (7)Texas A & M University College Station, College Station, TX, United States, (8)University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, United States, (9)Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, United States, (10)Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, United States, (11)McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
Abhnil A Prasad and Steven C Sherwood, University of New South Wales, Climate Change Research Centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Song-Lak Kang, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, United States and Jung Hee Ryu, Texas Tech University, Climate Science Center, Lubbock, TX, United States
Nadir Jeevanjee and David M Romps, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States
Lulin Xue1, Branko Kosovic1, Sarah A Tessendorf1 and Roy Rasmussen2, (1)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States