A41J:
Toward a Better Understanding of Moist Processes and Their Role in the Climate System II Posters


Session ID#: 8652

Session Description:
The interaction of moist processes with large-scale circulation plays a vital role in the climate system because it has wide-ranging implications for the patterns of mean climate and its variability, as well as for the response to anthropogenic radiative forcing. Representing these moist process interactions and feedbacks in the framework of numerical models remains a grand challenge, and it is one of the major reasons for the systematic errors in the models and also for the uncertainty in future climate projections. This session seeks contributions that focus on identifying and understanding mechanisms controlling moist processes-climate interactions and feedbacks. Both observational and modeling studies are welcome. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, process studies of deep convection and its interaction with the climate system, feedbacks between land surface processes and moist convection, climate model biases related to moist processes, or the response of moist processes to anthropogenic radiative forcing.
Primary Conveners:  Hsi-Yen Ma, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, United States
Conveners:  Ingo Richter, JAMSTEC Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Kanagawa, Japan, Min-Hui Lo, NTU National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan and Jin-Yi Yu, University of California Irvine, Department of Earth System Science, Irvine, CA, United States
Chairs:  Hsi-Yen Ma, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, United States and Min-Hui Lo, NTU National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
OSPA Liaisons:  Hsi-Yen Ma, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
Index Terms:

3310 Clouds and cloud feedbacks [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3314 Convective processes [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3322 Land/atmosphere interactions [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3337 Global climate models [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Giuseppe Torri, Harvard University, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Cambridge, MA, United States and Zhiming Kuang, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States
Michelle Elizabeth Frazer, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States, Yi Ming, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, United States and Isaac Held, Princeton Univ, Princeton, NJ, United States
John G Dwyer and Paul A O'Gorman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States
Terence L Kubar, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States and Ali Behrangi, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Hsi-Yen Ma1, Stephen A Klein1, Shaocheng Xie1, Cyril Julien Morcrette2, Kwinten Van Weverberg2, Yunyan Zhang1 and Min-Hui Lo3, (1)Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, United States, (2)Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom, (3)NTU National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Chao An Chen, Academia Sinica, Research Center for Environmental Changes, Taipei, Taiwan, Bor-Ting Jong, Columbia University of New York, Palisades, NY, United States and Chia Chou, Research Center for Environmental Changes Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
Yi-Chi Wang, Research Center for Environmental Changes Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
Rene Paul Acosta, Purdue University, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Science, West Lafayette, IN, United States and Matt Huber, University of New Hampshire Main Campus, Durham, NH, United States
Kathleen A. Schiro, University of California Los Angeles, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Los Angeles, CA, United States and J David Neelin, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Jacob Seeley, University of California Berkeley, Earth and Planetary Science, Berkeley, CA, United States and David M Romps, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States