Bulletin of the American Physical Society
2007 APS March Meeting
Volume 52, Number 1
Monday–Friday, March 5–9, 2007; Denver, Colorado
Session V7: Current Issues in Climate Change
11:15 AM–1:39 PM,
Thursday, March 8, 2007
Colorado Convention Center Room: Korbel 4A-4B
Sponsoring Unit: FPS
Chair: Barbara Levi, Physics Today, American Institute of Physics
Abstract ID: BAPS.2007.MAR.V7.3
Abstract: V7.00003 : Counting the Clouds*
12:27 PM–1:03 PM
Preview Abstract Abstract
(Colorado State University)
Cloud processes are very important for the global circulation of the atmosphere. It is now possible, though very expensive, to simulate the global circulation of the atmosphere using a model with resolution fine enough to explicitly represent the larger individual clouds. An impressive preliminary calculation of this type has already been performed by Japanese scientists, using the Earth Simulator. Within the next few years, such global cloud-resolving models (GCRMs) will be applied to weather prediction, and later they will be used in climate-change simulations. A ``multi-scale modeling framework'' can be used as a bridge between current low-resolution climate models and future GCRMs.
*This work is sponsored by the National Science Foundation.
To cite this abstract, use the following reference: http://meetings.aps.org/link/BAPS.2007.MAR.V7.3
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