Physics Parameterization for Seasonal Prediction
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB MONTEREY CA MARINE METEOROLOGY DIV
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This 6.1 project is part of a long-term effort to identify and solve the major challenges of parameterizing the impacts of physical processes on atmospheric predictions extending out to seasonal time scales. Achievement of this goal will represent a significant step towards the development of an operational global earth system model targeted by the national Earth System Prediction Capability- Research, development, and Operations ESPC-RDO effort, in which the United States Navy is a participant. This project targets development of a unified treatment of atmospheric mixing within the Navy Global Environmental Model NAVGEM suitable for extended range prediction that includes not only boundary layer mixing, but mixing by shallow to mid-level convective clouds, as well as deep convection. The project will pursue a more consistent and realistic treatment of the relative magnitudes of these various mixing processes, focusing on the hydrologic cycle, but also addressing related momentum drag balance issues.
- Atmospheric Physics