Low-Latitude Cloud Feedbacks Climate Process Team
Third Annual Meeting, 29-30 Nov. 2005, GFDL
Tuesday 29 Nov.
0830-0900 Bretherton Introduction, achievements so far, renewal proposal
Theme 1: Global high-resolution modeling
0900-0930 Wyant Cess climate sensitivity of superparameterized CAM3
0930-0950 Khairoutdinov Can embedded LES help MMF simulate PBL cloud?
0950-1020 Discussion Best strategy for using MMF for climate sensitivity issues
1020-1040 Coffee break
Theme 2: Improved methods for global model diagnosis
1040-1100 Xu Statistical characteristics of boundary-layer cloud object types in the Pacific
1100-1130 Hannay CPT CAPT (GCM forecast-mode) simulations
1130-1200 Klein CAPT for looking at midlatitude storm track microphysics and CAPT vs. SCM for TOGA-COARE.
1200-1230 Meideiros Aquaplanet intercomparison initiative
1230-1300 Held TOA radiative balance vs. ‘stratiform-convective’ rain partitioning in idealized and global AM2 simulations.
1400-1430 Discussion What mix of above strategies seems most promising?
Theme 3: Parameterization development
1430-1500 Pincus Results and prospects from column-generator approach
1500-1520 Bretherton Climate and climate sensitivity of UW PBL/shallow Cu schemes in CAM3
1520-1540 Zhao UW shallow Cu in AM2 – preliminary results/quirks
1540-1600 Coffee break
1600-1620 Lappen ADHOC2 and SCAM3 comparison with other schemes
1620-1640 Donner Moist physics parameterization developments at GFDL
Wednesday, 30 November
0830-0900 Discussion Is the CPT facilitating parameterization development?
Theme 4: Using single-column methodology to understand climate sensitivity
0900-0945 M. Zhang CPT SCM intercomparison project
0945-1005 Bretherton Climate sensitivity of subtropical Sc-topped mixed layers
1005-1025 Y. Zhang Climatology of a Sc mixed layer model forced with realistic synoptic variability over the NE Pacific.
1025-1045 Coffee break
1045-1115 Mapes Analysis
of high time resolution output from AM and
1115-1145 Discussion Optimal utilization of single-column frameworks
1315-1430 Wrapup discussion led by advisory panel and guests
- Are CPT renewal goals on target?
- Which strategies to focus on?
- Which parameterizations to focus on?
- Better interfaces with observations?