A048:
High Resolution Climate Modeling





Session ID#: 25983

Session Description:
The appropriate simulation of climate impacts on hydrology, ecosystems, landslides, fires, etc. requires climate models to resolve complex terrain and the physical processes creating snowfall and severe local storms.  In the past this has not been possible due to computer and model constraints leading to the use of statistical and other downscaling techniques.  In recent years, however, increasing computer power has enabled at least limited simulations at very high horizontal resolution, 4 km and below.  At these resolutions, convective parameterizations are no longer needed to resolve storms and updraft/downdraft created by complex terrain are for the most part resolved.  This session invites papers exploring the use of high resolution modeling to investigate the impact of climate change on precipitation, hydrology, evapotranspiration, ecosystems, land slides, fires, and other local phenomenon.
Primary Convener:  Roy Rasmussen, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Convener:  Graeme L Stephens, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • C - Cryosphere
  • EP - Earth and Planetary Surface Processes
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • H - Hydrology
Index Terms:

3305 Climate change and variability [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3310 Clouds and cloud feedbacks [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3314 Convective processes [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3329 Mesoscale meteorology [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Popat Salunke1, Saroj K. Mishra2, Sandeep Sahany1 and Kartikeya Gupta1, (1)Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India, (2)Center for Atmospheric Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, New Delhi, India
Qing Bao1, Bian He2, Xiaocong Wang3, Xiaofei Wu Sr.4, Yimin Liu2, Guoxiong Wu5, Jinxiao Li6 and Lei Wang Sr7, (1)Institute of Atmospheric Physics, State Key Laboratory of Numerical Modeling for Atmospheric Sciences and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (LASG), Beijing, China, (2)IAP Insititute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, (3)Institute of Atmospheric Physics, CAS, Beijing, United States, (4)Chengdu University of Information Technology, College of Atmospheric Sciences, Chengdu, China, (5)1State Key Laboratory of Numerical Modeling for Atmospheric Sciences and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (LASG), Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, (6)LASG, IAP, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, (7)Institute of Atmospheric Physics Chinese Academy of Sciences, LASG, Beijing, China
Lucia Scaff1, Yanping Li1, Andreas F Prein2, Changhai Liu3, Roy Rasmussen3 and Kyoko Ikeda3, (1)University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, (2)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)NCAR/RAL, Boulder, CO, United States
Oliver Fuhrer1, David Leutwyler2, Tarun Chadha3, Grzegorz Kwasniewski4, Torsten Hoefler4, Xavier Lapillonne5, Daniel Lüthi2, Carlos Osuna1, Christoph Schar6, Thomas C. Schulthess7 and Hannes Vogt7, (1)MeteoSwiss Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology, Zurich, Switzerland, (2)ETH Zurich, Atmospheric and Climate Science, Zurich, Switzerland, (3)ITS Research Informatics, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, (4)ETH Zurich, Scalable Parallel Computing Lab, Zurich, Switzerland, (5)Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss, Zurich, Switzerland, (6)Atmospheric & Climate Science, Zurich, Switzerland, (7)CSCS Swiss National Supercomputing Centre, Lugano, Switzerland
Yongqiang Yu, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, CAS, Beijing, United States, Hailong Liu, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, CAS, LASG, Beijing, China and Pengfei Lin, IAP,CAS, Beijing, China
Marie Pontoppidan1, Erik W. Kolstad1, Stefan Sobolowski1 and Asgeir Sorteberg2, (1)Uni Research Climate & Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Bergen, Norway, (2)Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen & Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Bergen, Norway
Kyoko Ikeda1, Changhai Liu1 and Roy Rasmussen2, (1)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)NCAR/RAL, Boulder, CO, United States
Won Chang1, Jiali Wang2, Julian Marohnic3, Veerabhadra Rao Kotamarthi2 and Liz J Moyer4, (1)University of Cincinnati Main Campus, Cincinnati, OH, United States, (2)Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, United States, (3)Tempe, AZ, United States, (4)University of Chicago, Geophysical Sciences, Chicago, IL, United States