A41E:
Improving Clouds and Water Vapor Simulations in Climate Models and Observing System Simulation Experiments II Posters


Session ID#: 9069

Session Description:
This session covers two related topics including "Clouds and Water Vapor Simulations in Climate Models" as well as "Observing System Simulation Experiments (OSSEs)".

First, this joint session invites studies focusing on: (1) climate model improvements in simulating clouds and water vapor, including using observations to quantify model biases and guide model improvements; (2) advances in understanding physical and dynamical processes that are helpful for improving model parametrization of clouds and humidity fields.

Second, it also covers all aspects of the applications of OSSEs including, but not limited to: (1) Validation of free-running Earth System Model (ESM) or “Nature run", (2) Simulation of different observations from "Nature run" including discussions around forward models, (3) Assimilating data from future instruments using OSSE experiments, (4) Evaluating different data assimilation technique using OSSEs, (5) Investigating the impact of new data types on data assimilation using OSSEs, (6) Other applications of OSSE such as retrieval of geophysical variables.
Primary Conveners:  Jonathan H. Jiang, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Conveners:  Leo Donner, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, United States, Isaac Moradi, CICS/ESSIC, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States and Nikki Prive, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Chairs:  Jonathan H. Jiang, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States and Isaac Moradi, CICS/ESSIC, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States; Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center - CICS-MD, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States
OSPA Liaisons:  Leo Donner, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, United States

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

1616 Climate variability [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1626 Global climate models [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1640 Remote sensing [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1655 Water cycles [GLOBAL CHANGE]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Lei Huang1, Jonathan H. Jiang2, Lee T Murray3, Megan Rose Damon4 and Hui Su2, (1)California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (3)NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NY, United States, (4)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Henry B Selkirk1,2, Andrea Molod3,4, Steven Pawson3, Anne R Douglass2, Holger Voemel5, Dale F Hurst6,7, Jonathan H. Jiang8, William G Read9, Michael J Schwartz8 and Michael Manyin2,10, (1)GESTAR, Universities Space Research Association, Columbia, MD, United States, (2)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Laboratory for Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (3)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Global Modeling and Assimilation Office, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (4)University of Maryland College Park, ESSIC, College Park, MD, United States, (5)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (6)Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States, (7)NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, Global Monitoring Division, Boulder, CO, United States, (8)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (9)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, (10)Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Lanham, MD, United States
Yuan Wang1, Jonathan H. Jiang1, Hui Su1 and Hongliang Zhang2, (1)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)Louisiana State University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Hannah Lee, Yonsei University, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South) and Seong Soo Yum, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea
Tsuyoshi Koshiro, Hideaki Kawai and Seiji Yukimoto, Meteorological Research Institute, Ibaraki, Japan
King-Fai Li1, Sze Ning Mak2, Tiffany M Chang3, Katie Antilla4, Hui Su5, Sun Wong5, Jonathan H. Jiang5 and Yuk L Yung4, (1)University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, (3)Brown University, Providence, RI, United States, (4)California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, (5)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Christopher Maloney, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, Brian Toon, University of Colorado at Boulder, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States and Charles Bardeen, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Zachary Eitzen1, Wenying Su2, Kuan-Man Xu2, Norman G Loeb2, David R Doelling2, Alejandro Bodas-Salcedo3, Moguo Sun4 and Fred G Rose5, (1)Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Lanham, MD, United States, (2)NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States, (3)Met Office Hadley center for Climate Change, Exeter, United Kingdom, (4)Science Systems and Applications, Inc. Hampton, Hampton, VA, United States, (5)Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI), Hampton, VA, United States
Jonathan H. Jiang and Hui Su, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Chuntao Liu, Texas A&M Univ Corpus Christi, corpus christi, TX, United States
Maud Comboul1, Julien Emile-Geay1, Gregory J Hakim2 and Michael N Evans3, (1)University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (2)University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, (3)University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States
Kelly Elizabeth Ryan1, Lisa R. Bucci2, Hui Christophersen1,2, Robert M Atlas3, Shirley Murillo3 and Peter Dodge1, (1)NOAA-AOML, Hurricane Research Division, Miami, FL, United States, (2)University of Miami, CIMAS, Miami, FL, United States, (3)NOAA Miami, Miami, FL, United States
Jason M English1,2, Tanya Rae Peevey1,2, Hongli Wang3, Lidia Cucurull1 and Andrew Kren3, (1)NOAA Boulder, ESRL Global Systems Division, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)University of Colorado at Boulder, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, Fort Collins, CO, United States
Lena Fornito Iredell1, Joel Susskind2, John M Blaisdell1,2 and Louis C Kouvaris1,2, (1)Science Applications International Corporation Greenbelt, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Patricia Castellanos1, Arlindo M da Silva Jr.1, Virginie Buchard1 and Ravi Govindaraju2, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Lanham, MD, United States
Bachir Annane1, Brian Daniel McNoldy1, Lisa R. Bucci1, Javier Delgado1, Robert M Atlas2 and Sharanya Majumdar3, (1)University of Miami, CIMAS, Miami, FL, United States, (2)NOAA Miami, Miami, FL, United States, (3)Univ Miami, Miami, FL, United States