Toward Seamless Weather-Climate Prediction with a Global Cloud Resolving Model
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB MONTEREY CA
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The long-term goal of this project is to developing a seamless weather and climate prediction system that has capability to predict accurately both weather phenomena such as tropical cyclones TC and other extreme weather events and longer climate-scale phenomena such as the Madden-Julian Oscillation MJO and the El Nino-Southern Oscillation ENSO. Organized moist convections in the tropical atmosphere have their origins at space scale of less than 10 km, and they play a key role in the initiation and maintenance of mesoscale weather events such as super cloud clusters and large-scale phenomena such as MJO. The Navy is in urgent need to develop such a global high resolution model that has a proper dynamic core and physics packages and is capable of representing realistically convection and clouds across a wide range of spatial and temporal scales and suitable for prediction of extreme events in regional and global scales.