High-Resolution Climate Modeling II

Session ID#: 92906

Session Description:
High-resolution (HR) climate simulations that either permit or explicitly resolve eddies in the oceans and tropical cyclones in the atmosphere have gained significant momentum over the last few years. Such HR simulations are necessary to assess and quantify the role of fine-scale ocean features, including fronts, eddies, and filaments, and their interactions with the atmosphere and sea-ice in climate variability and prediction. Specifically, improving our understanding of how multi-scale interactions arising from coupling the better resolved atmosphere and ocean models influence the low-frequency, large-scale behavior of the Earth system has important implications for advancing our predictions of the natural climate variability with important societal benefits. Despite progress, there are many challenges associated with HR climate modeling that include model evaluation, data volume and processing, computational performance, and model initialization. This session invites presentations on all aspects of HR climate modeling, including studies from field programs and coordinated HR modeling projects. Studies on observational data and metrics that can be used for evaluation of HR simulations and on efficient diagnostics tools for analysis of large data are particularly encouraged.
  • AI - Air-Sea Interactions
  • OM - Ocean Modeling
  • PL - Physical Oceanography: Mesoscale and Larger
Index Terms:

1616 Climate variability [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1622 Earth system modeling [GLOBAL CHANGE]
4504 Air/sea interactions [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4520 Eddies and mesoscale processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
Primary Chair:  Justin Small, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Co-chairs:  Ping Chang, Texas A & M Univ, Oceanography, College Station, United States, Gokhan Danabasoglu, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States and Shaoqing Zhang, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China
Primary Liaison:  Justin Small, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Moderators:  Gokhan Danabasoglu, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States and Shaoqing Zhang, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China
Student Paper Review Liaison:  Ping Chang, Texas A & M Univ, Oceanography, College Station, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

The Response of the Northwest Atlantic Ocean to Climate Change (644085)
Michael A Alexander, NOAA/Earth System Research Laboratory, Physical Science Division, Boulder, United States, Sang-Ik Shin, University of Colorado/CIRES and NOAA/PSL, Boulder, United States, James D Scott, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, Enrique N Curchitser, Rutgers University New Brunswick, Department of Environmental Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ, United States and Charles A Stock, NOAA/GFDL, Princeton, NJ, United States
North Atlantic climate mean state and variability: Local effects of mesoscale ocean dynamics (650508)
Annika Drews, Katja Bettina Matthes, Torge Martin, Jan Harlass and Arne Biastoch, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Kiel, Germany
Improved Internal Gravity Wave Spectral Continuum in a Regional Ocean Model (653591)
Arin Nelson, University of Colorado at Boulder, Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, SAND-Brian K Arbic, University of Michigan, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, Dimitris Menemenlis, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, United States, W Richard Peltier, Univ Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, Matthew H Alford, Univ Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, Nicolas Grisouard, University of Toronto, Physics, Toronto, ON, Canada, Jody M Klymak, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada and Yulin Pan, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, United States
Dynamical downscaling of future changes in the Tasman Sea – a climate change hot spot (650334)
Xuebin Zhang, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Hobart, Hobart, TAS, Australia, Ming Feng, CSIRO, Oceans and Atmosphere, Crawley, WA, Australia, Richard Matear, CSIRO, Oceans & Atmosphere, Hobart, TAS, Australia and Alistair J Hobday, CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Hobart, TAS, Australia
Sensitivity of High-Resolution Fully-Coupled Approximate Present Day Transient Climate Simulations to Initial Conditions. (647179)
Julie McClean1, David Bader2, Mathew E Maltrud3, Detelina Ivanova4, Katherine J Evans5, Qi Tang2, Milena Veneziani3 and Mark Taylor6, (1)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (2)Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, United States, (3)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (4)Climformatics, Inc, La Jolla, CA, United States, (5)Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, United States, (6)Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Impact of Ocean Eddies on the Response of the Global Coupled Climate System to Strong Greenhouse Gas Forcing (646410)
Dian Putrasahan1, Jin-Song von Storch2, Katja Lohmann1, Johann Jungclaus1, Helmuth Haak1 and Oliver Gutjahr1, (1)Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany, (2)Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Ocean, Hamburg, Germany
Understanding the Delayed Warming of the Southern Ocean (652041)
Simge Irem Bilgen, University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS), Department of Meteorology and Physical Oceanography, Miami, FL, United States and Benjamin P Kirtman, University of Miami, Miami, FL, United States
SubAntarctic Zone winter mixed layers and Mode Water formation in high-resolution CESM (647459)
Justin Small, International Laboratory for High-Resolution Earth System Prediction (iHESP), College Station, TX, United States; National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, Daniel B Whitt, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory, Boulder, CO, United States, Alice K DuVivier, NCAR, Boulder, United States and Matthew C Long, National Center for Atm Res, Boulder, CO, United States