*Toshihisa Matsui1,2, Brenda Dolan3, Takamichi Iguchi1,2, Steven A. Rutledge3, Wei-Kuo Tao1, Stephen Lang1,4 (1.NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, 2.ESSIC University of Maryland, 3.Colorado State University, 4.Science Systems and Applications, Inc)
A (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences ) » A-AS Atmospheric Sciences, Meteorology & Atmospheric Environment
[A-AS09] Cloud-Resolving Model Simulations for Climate and Weather Studies
Cloud-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.
*Norio Nagahama1, Kensaku Shimizu1, Takuji Sugidachi1, Kenji Yamaguchi1, Kenji Suzuki2, Fujiwara Masatomo3 (1.meisei electric co.,ltd., 2.Graduate School of Sciences and Technology for Innovation, Yamaguchi University, 3.Faculty of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University)