GSD and GSD/CIRES researchers will present at the 2nd Pan-Global Atmospheric System Studies meeting in Australia

Understanding and Modelling Atmospheric Processes. The 2nd Pan-GASS meeting sponsored by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science. 26th February 2018 - 2nd March 2018, Lorne, Victoria, Australia

February 13, 2018

GSD and GSD/Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) researchers will present at 2nd Pan-Global Atmospheric System Studies (GASS) conference "Understanding and Modeling Atmospheric Processes" 26 Feb-2 Mar 2018 in Lorne, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The meeting is sponsored by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science and aims to bring together Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) and climate scientists, observationalists, and modelers to discuss the key issues of atmospheric science and to coordinate efforts to improve global weather and climate models.

Specific topics on the agenda include shallow and deep convection, clouds, radiation and circulation feedback, new observational efforts, surface drag and momentum feedbacks, next-generation modeling, physics-dynamics coupling, polar prediction, surface drag and momentum feedback, and microphysics and aerosol interactions.

There will be a wide-ranging program of posters, presentations, and breakout groups covering the key challenges of current and next generation atmospheric model development. GSD and GSD/CIRES presentations and posters include:

Ligia Bernadet (GSD/CIRES) "Community infrastructure for facilitating improvement and testing of physical parameterizations"

Georg Grell (GSD) "Development of the test of the scale- and aerosol-aware Grell-Freitas convection parameterization within the Next Generation Global Prediction System (NGGPS)"

Stan Benjamin (GSD) "Toward Reducing Planetary Boundary Layer Errors Including Cloud-Radiation Errors from Day 1 to Week 4 Prediction"

Michael Toy (GSD/CIRES) "Development of the new Drag Suite for High-Resolution Regional and Global Applications" (how to better represent drag forces on the winds imparted by surface topography that is not resolved by the model grid).

Evan Kalina (GSD/CIRES) "Evaluating the Grell-Freitas Convective Scheme in the Hurricane Weather Research and Forecast system (HWRF)"

Joe Olson (GSD/CIRES) "Developing the MYNN-EDMF to Improve Mixing Across the Greyzone"

The program will include all aspects and methods of model development from deterministic numerics to stochastic forcing; process modeling to parameterization; observational constraints to diagnostic techniques' idealized modeling to operational forecasting and climate predictions.

This meeting is part of the WMO's World Climate Research Program.

For more information contact: Susan Cobb 303-497-5093