US CLIVAR Session on Improved Representation of Physical Processes in Global Models Posters

Session ID#: 9137

Session Description:
The use of detailed observations (e.g., from process studies or intensive field campaigns) to improve representing physical processes in global models is a research priority of US CLIVAR and the broader international community of earth scientists. Improved representation may be achieved via parameterizations or by explicit process representation
Pathways to improved model parameterizations are rarely obvious, but key elements include (1) identification of poorly represented physical processes,  (2) developing better understanding of these processes, (3) improving model representation of the process, and (4) evaluation of the effects of these changes on model simulation (e.g., forecast skill, mean state, or changes in fidelity, or other performance metrics).  This session is intended to facilitate progress by fostering dialogue among observationalists, theorists, and model developers. Submissions addressing interactions and exchange between different components of the climate system (e.g. air-sea/ice-ocean/land-atmosphere interactions) are particularly encouraged, as are advances facilitating scale-aware parameterization of subgrid-scale processes.
Primary Convener:  Gad Levy, NorthWest Research Associates, Inc, Redmond, WA, United States
Conveners:  Kristopher B Karnauskas, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, United States, Maria K. Flatau, Naval Research Laboratory, Monterey, CA, United States and Alessandra Giannini, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia University, Palisades, NY, United States
Chairs:  Gad Levy, NorthWest Research Associates, Inc, Redmond, WA, United States and Kristopher B Karnauskas, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States
OSPA Liaison:  Gad Levy, NorthWest Research Associates, Inc, Redmond, WA, United States
Co-Organized with:
Atmospheric Sciences, Global Environmental Change, and Ocean Sciences

  • C - Cryosphere
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • OS - Ocean Sciences
  • AMS: American Meteorological Society -
Index Terms:

0798 Modeling [CRYOSPHERE]
1626 Global climate models [GLOBAL CHANGE]
3322 Land/atmosphere interactions [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
4215 Climate and interannual variability [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Natalie Burls1, Les Muir2, Emmanuel M Vincent3 and Alexey V Fedorov2, (1)George Mason University, Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences, Fairfax, VA, United States, (2)Yale University, New Haven, CT, United States, (3)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States
Edward Armstrong, University of Bristol, School of Geographical Sciences, Bristol, United Kingdom, Paul J Valdes, University of Bristol, Bristol, BS8, United Kingdom, Joanna House, University of Bristol, School of Geographical Science, Bristol, United Kingdom and Joy Sargita Singarayer, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom
Jeffrey S. Reid, Naval Research Laboratory, Marine Meteorology Division, Monterey, United States, Angela Benedetti, European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, Reading, United Kingdom, Alessio Bozzo, Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States, Ian M Brooks, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom, Malcome Brooks, UK Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom, Peter Richard Colarco, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics Laboratory, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Arlindo daSilva, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Global Modeling and Assimilation Office, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Maria K. Flatau, US Naval Research Laboratory, Marine Meteorology Division, Monterey, CA, United States, Ralph Kuehn, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, United States, James Hansen, Naval Research Laboratory, Marine Meteorology Division, Monterey, CA, United States, Robert Holz, UW SSEC, Madison, United States, Kathleen Kaku, CSC Inc, Monterey, CA, United States, Peng Xian, Naval Research Lab, Marine Meteorology Division, Monterey, CA, United States, Samuel Remy, HYGEOS research consultancy, Lille, France, Juli Rubin, US Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, United States, Tsuyoshi Thomas Sekiyama, MRI-JMA, Tsukuba, Japan, Taichu Y Tanaka, Japan Meteorological Agency, Tokyo, Japan and Jianglong Zhang, University of North Dakota, Atmospheric Sceinces, Grand Forks, ND, United States
Shoichi Taguchi, AIST - National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Japan
Ron L Miller, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NY, United States; Columbia University, Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics; Earth and Environmental Sciences, New York, NY, United States, Carlos Pérez García-Pando, Columbia University of New York, Palisades, NY, United States, Jan P Perlwitz, Columbia Univ c/o NASA/GISS, New York, United States and Paul A Ginoux, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, United States
Juergen Bader, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, The Land in the Earth System, Hamburg, Germany and Astrid Eichhorn, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany
Rong-Hua Zhang, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao, China
Sandy E Lucas and James F Todd, NOAA Climate Program Office, Silver Spring, MD, United States
Mike S Pritchard, University of California Irvine, Earth System Science, Irvine, United States, Jian Sun, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States and Gabriel J Kooperman, University of California Irvine, Department of Earth System Science, Irvine, CA, United States