Making Forecasts Better
The Model Development Branch works on combined suites of regional and global models to link atmospheric modeling with atmospheric chemistry, the ocean, and biosphere. This group works extensively with different community groups and has a leadership role with the community WRF-Chem model.
The Model Development Branch is divided into two sections
The Model Physics Section works on suites of physical parameterizations such as the boundary layer, cloud microphysics, land surface, radiation, and convection appropriate for atmospheric models, including scale-aware and aerosol-aware versions. These schemes and combined suites are applied to both regional and global models. This section works extensively with different community groups including the WRF model community.
The Global Earth/Chem Modeling Section works to couple inline chemistry into global and regional atmospheric models, a key component of earth-system models. The work of this Section includes a leadership role with the community WRF-Chem model.