Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences(A)
Session Sub-categoryAtmospheric Sciences, Meteorology & Atmospheric Environment(AS)
Session IDA-AS09
TitleCloud-Resolving Model Simulations for Climate and Weather Studies
Short TitleCloud-Resolving Model
Main Convener NameToshihisa Matsui
AffiliationNASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Co-Convener 1NameMasaki Satoh
AffiliationAtmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo
Co-Convener 2NameWei-Kuo Tao
AffiliationNASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Session LanguageE
ScopeCloud-resolving models (CRMs) employs nonhydrostatic dynamic core, explicit microphysics and radiation processes to provide physically-realistic simulations of cloud structures, optical properties, and latent heat release, without parameterizing deep convection in coarse-resolution weather and climate models. CRMs can be run at a few km down to sub-km of horizontal grid spacing depending on science application and focused cloud systems. Over the past few decades, CRMs have been utilized in a variety of weather and climate studies; such as 1) understanding cloud-precipitation processes and interactions with aerosols, surface, radiation, and lightning processes, 2) evaluating and developing microphysics and convection with various in-situ and remote sensing observations, and 3) addressing climate issues to develop or replace convective-cloud parametrizations for global or regional atmospheric models. The goal of this session is to showcase the current efforts for these studies in the atmospheric community.
Presentation FormatOral and Poster presentation