New methods to simulate Southern Ocean clouds
Climate model evaluation using satellite simulators: A like for like methodology
Modelling clouds and their influence is a significant challenge. Most cloud processes happen at scales far smaller than can be simulated by a climate model such as the NZ Earth System
- Project Duration: 1 year -1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017
- Project Budget: $149,800
This project will expand on two existing Deep South Challenge projects, focussing on the evaluation and improvement of the NZESM with specific reference to clouds in the Southern Ocean.
This project will couple a satellite simulator (which replicates what a satellite would “see” of a given cloud distribution) to the NZESM and will apply advanced data analysis to the results, to assess satellite measurements of different kinds of clouds. The information produced will help us understand how the NZESM may be misrepresenting clouds, and will help improve the representation of clouds in
Contact Principal Investigator
Assoc. Prof. Adrian McDonald, University of Canterbury, firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Earth System Modelling and Prediction projects:
- Simulating New Zealand's changing climate
- Near-term climate predictions for New Zealand
- Antarctic sea ice
- Clouds & aerosols over the Southern Ocean
- Evaluating the NZESM against modern & historical observations
- The Southern Ocean in a warming world
- Stratospheric chemistry in the NZESM, led by NIWA, Wellington
- Testing the NZESM through a single vertical column, led by Bodeker Scientific
- New methods to simulate Southern Ocean clouds, led by University of Canterbury
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