Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019

Presentation information

[J] Oral

A (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences ) » A-AS Atmospheric Sciences, Meteorology & Atmospheric Environment

[A-AS05] Stratosphere-troposphere Processes And their Role in Climate

Wed. May 29, 2019 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM 201B (2F)

convener:Yoshio Kawatani(Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology), Shingo Watanabe(Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology), Takashi Sekiya(Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology), Kaoru Sato(Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo), Chairperson:Takashi Sekiya

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

[AAS05-09] Environmental Characterization of the Atmosphere Using WACCM-X

*Rose Tseng1, Michelle Kanipe1, Brian Urbancic1, Robert Tournay1, Omar Nava1, Daniel Emmons1, Robert Loper1, Charlton Lewis1 (1.Air Force Institute of Technology)

Keywords:Whole Atmosphere, Climate

Researching the characteristics of the whole atmosphere can yield a variety of weather and climate understanding for the terrestrial and space environments. Of particular interest are the neutral species, wind, and temperature distributions from the surface to the middle atmosphere and across multiple latitudes. This is accomplished using data from the Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model-Extended (WACCM-X) with the ionosphere, a model developed by inter-divisional collaboration at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. Presented here are the vertical profiles of neutral species, wind speed, and temperature of the troposphere and middle atmosphere up to 80 km. Preliminary results from a 10-year period show all three parameters vary temporally and spatially, particularly across latitudes and seasons. Ongoing work includes rigorous analysis, utilizing all years of WACCM-X data available.