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CCSM Working Group Meeting Presentations

Winter 2007

Atmosphere Model Working Group Meeting, January 29 to 31, 2007, agenda

  • Welcome, Status of CAM3 development, and meeting plan (Phil Rasch, NCAR)
  • Update on the global performance of the UW moist turbulence and shallow convection schemes in CAM (Chris Bretherton, University of Washington)
  • Aerosol Indirect Effects in CAM and MIRAGE (Steve Ghan, Pacific Northwest Laboratory)
  • Double Moment Microphysics with Aerosol Interactions in CAM (Andrew Gettleman, NCAR; Hugh Morrison, NCAR; and Steve Ghan, PNL)
  • Impact of modifications of convection schemes on CAM3 and CCSM3 simulations (Jadwiga Richter, NCAR; and Rich Neale, NCAR)
  • Improved Climate Simulations with Modified Convection Scheme: What's next? (Xiaoquing Wu, Iowa State University)
  • Overview of CAM and CCSM results with three configurations (Rich Neale, NCAR)
  • Sensitivity in forecasts of candidate convection schemes at SGP (Dave Williamson, NCAR)
  • Sensitivity to the PBL and convection schemes in forecasts with CAM along the Pacific Cross-section (Cecile Hannay, NCAR)
  • Assessment of candidate convection schemes with short-range forecasts for TOGA-COARE (Steve Klein, LNNL; by Dave Williamson, NCAR)
  • CAM3 composite cyclone simulations (Paul Field, NCAR)
  • Systematic Error Reduction on CAM3.1 Sensitivity to CO2 Forcing using physical ensembles (Charles Jackson, University of Texas at austin)
  • Tropical biases in the CAM3 (Minghua Zhang, Stony Brook University; Phil Rasch, NCAR; and Leo Donner, GFDL)
  • Comparing CAM3 surface winds with observed 10-m surface winds (NASA's Seawinds 2000-2005) (Scott Capps and Charles Zender, UC Irvine)
  • Forcing fields derived from Arctic surface biases in CAM3 (Richard Grotjahn, UC Davis)
  • Polar cloud biases (Steve Vavrus, University of Wisconsin)
  • Polar cloud biases in CAM (Sungsu Park, University of Washington)
  • Understanding the Tropical Biases in GCMs: Double-ITCZ, ENSO, MJO and Convectively Coupled Equatorial Waves in AR4 models (Jialin Lin, NOAA CERES)
  • Comparison of the eastern tropical Pacific simulations in the IPCC AR4 coupled models (Simon de Szoeke, University of Hawaii)
  • Sensitivity of MJO to the CAPE lapse time in the NCAR CAM3 (Ping Liu, University of Hawaii)
  • Reducing a longstanding temperature bias in CAM using isentropic coordinates (Jack Chen, NCAR)
  • Testing New Parameterizations for Ice Particle Mass, Fall Velocity and Size Distribution in the CAM (David Mitchell, Desert Research Institute)
  • Examining the relationship between tropical precipitation and convergence in AGCM simulations (Julio Bacmeister, NASA GSFC)
  • Equivalent finite volume and spectral transform resolutions in CAM3 (Dave Williamson, NCAR)
  • High resolution Finite Volume CAM3 and CCSM3 simulations (Govindasamy Bala, LLNL)
  • Implementation of Grid Adaptation in CAM3: Comparison of dynamic cores, animation in .mov format Babatunde Joseph Abiodun, Iowa State University)
  • Using the DART-CAM Data Assimilation System to Diagnose Systematic Short-Term Forecast Error in CAM (Phil Rasch, Leo Donner, and Mingua Zhang of NCAR)
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    Biogeochemistry Working Group Meeting, February 26 and 27, 2007, agenda

  • New IPCC approach to carbon cycles (Natalie Mahowald, NCAR)
  • CCSM-T31 fully coupled runs update (Keith Lindsay, NCAR)
  • CCSM-T31 updates, comparisons with land/atmosphere runs (Peter Thornton, NCAR)
  • Plans for CCSM3.5 coupling - physical model, spin up procedure, ocean BGC model (Keith Lindsay, NCAR)
  • Plans for CCSM3.5 coupling: status of CLM-CN simulation (Peter Thornton, NCAR)
  • Improvements in the ocean BEC model iron cycle (Keith Moore, UC Irvine)
  • Ocean acidification from atmospheric deposition of anthropogenic nitrogen and sulfur (Scott Doney, WHOI)
  • Impact of mixing and Southern Ocean winds on atmospheric CO2 (Irina Marinov, WHOI)
  • Evaluating CO2 in land and ocean models (Cindy Nevison, NCAR)
  • Human perturbations to iron deposition (Natalie Mahowald, NCAR)
  • CLAMP introduction, methodology and metrics (Jim Randerson, UC Irvine)
  • Update on status (Forrest Hoffman, ORNL)
  • Carbon tracker
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    Land Model Working Group Meeting, February 27 and 28, 2007, agenda

  • CLM development activities and plans (Dave Lawrence, NCAR)
  • BTRAN, effective nitrogen limitation (Peter Thornton, NCAR)
  • Tower sites (Reto Stockli, ETH)
  • Richard's equation, canopy roughness in semi-arid (Mark Decker, U Arizona)
  • Fine mesh (Dave Gochis, NCAR)
  • Prognostic canopy airspace (Sam Levis, NCAR and Forrest Hoffman, ORNL)
  • Snow cover impact on climate sensitivity (Sam Levis, NCAR)
  • Snow radiation and snow age (Mark Flanner, UC Irvine)
  • Snow cover fraction, snow interception (Guo-Yue Niu, U Texas)
  • Snow burial fraction (Mark Decker, U Arizona)
  • Organic soil and deeper soil column (Dave Lawrence, NCAR)
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    Chemistry Working Group Meeting, February 26 and 27, 2007, agenda

  • Introduction, Meeting Goals, and Discussion (Peter Hess, NCAR)
  • Model status and news (Hess)
  • Update on new physics on chemistry (Phil Rasch, NCAR)
  • Effects of physics on chemistry (Hess)
  • Progress on aerosol indirect effect in CAM (Xiaohong Liu, PNNL)
  • New Stratiform Cloud Microphysics and Cloud Aerosol Interactions in CAM (Andrew Gettelman, NCAR)
  • Sensitivity of direct effect to aerosol treatment (Hess)
  • Update on CAM/CLM Biogenic VOC Emissions and Secondary Organic Aerosols (Colette Heald, U CA, Berkeley)
  • Clouds and photolysis (Jessica Neu, Univ. CA, Irvine)
  • Developments at UCI (Michael Prather, Univ. CA, Irvine)
  • CAM with Chemistry at Lawrence Livermore (Philip Cameron-Smith, LLNL)
  • Changing emissions and climate CCSP report (Lamarque)
  • Constraining tropospheric CO using ensemble-based data assimilation (Avelino Arellano, NCAR)
  • POP ocean emissions (Scott Elliot, LANL)
  • Historical emissions (Claire Granier, CIRES/CU)
  • Climate sensitivity and variability with models extending into the middle atmosphere (Fabrizio Sassi, NCAR)
  • Atmospheric response to solar and geomagnetic forcing (Dan Marsh, NCAR)
  • Impact of climate change on ozone recovery (Doug Kinnison, NCAR)
  • 3-D Microphysical Simulations of Meteoric Dust (Charles Bardeen, LASP/CU)
  • Catastrophic ozone loss following a regional nuclear conflict (Mike Mills)
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    Joint Session: Land, Chemistry, Biogeochemistry, February 27, 2007, agenda

  • Modeling methane (Inez Fung, UC Berkeley)
  • River Routing (Jay Famiglietti, UC Irvine)
  • Catchment-based modeling (Gopi Goteti, UC Irvine)
  • Groundwater and overland flow (Reed Maxwell/Stefan Kollet, LLNL)
  • Riverine transport of nutrients (Cindy Nevison, NCAR)
  • Impacts of irrigation on climate (Bill Sacks, U Wisconsin)
  • Irrigation (Zong-Liang Yang, U Texas)
  • Land cover change (Johann Feddema, U Kansas)
  • Biogeochemical and economic model drivers (Atual Jain, U Illinois)
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    Polar Climate Working Group Meeting, March 12 and 13, 2007, agenda, meeting report

    The PolarWG has decided not to make presentations available.

  • Long-Term Interactions between Ice Sheets and Climate under Anthropogenic Greenhouse Forcing – Simulations with Two Complex Earth System Models (Miren Vizcaino)
  • A Dynamic Greenland Ice Sheet in CCSM (Bill Lipscomb)
  • Simulating Terrestrial High-Latitude Climate Change Feedbacks (Dave Lawrence)
  • Applications of CCSM3 Models for Predicting the 21st Century Distribution of Ice-Dependent Marine Mammals: An Example for Polar Bears (George Durner)
  • The Effect of Cloud Biases on Arctic Climate Sensitivity in CCSM3 (Steve Vavrus)
  • Influence of Arctic Sea Ice Reductions on Extratropical Cyclone Activity (Joel Finnis)
  • The Transient Atmospheric Response to SST and Ice Anomalies (Bob Tomas)
  • Atmospheric Circulation Response to Projected Arctic Sea Ice Concentrations in the late 21st century (Clara Deser)
  • The Puzzle of Modeling the Surface Sensible Heat Flux over Snow-Covered Sea Ice (Ed Andreas)
  • Decadal Variability of the Meridional Overturning Circulation in CCSM3 (Gokhan Danabasoglu)
  • Overview of CCSM4 and Development Timelines
  • The CCSM3.5 Model
  • Transition to CICE4.0 (Dave Bailey)
  • Space-Filling Curves in CICE4.0 (John Dennis)
  • Prospectus for Short Term Integrations
  • Status of CCSM4 Sea Ice Developments (DE SW; ponds)
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    Software Engineering Working Group Meeting, March 16, 2007, agenda

  • CCSM Update (Peter Gent of UCAR CGD)
  • CSEG Update (Mariana Vertenstein of UCAR CGD)
  • ESMF Update (Cecelia Deluca of UCAR SCD)
  • SciDAC Update (Pat Worley of Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
  • Chip Multi-processors & You (John Dennis of UCAR SCD)
  • On the Road to a Sequential CCSM (Rob Jacob of Argonne National Laboratory)
  • HOMME Dycore Effort (Jim Edwards)
  • CLAMP Update (Forrest Hoffman of Oak Ridge National Laboratory), presentation no longer available
  • POP/ROMS Coupling ( Jon Wolfe of UCAR)

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