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Title: Final Report. Evaluating the Climate Sensitivity of Dissipative Subgrid-Scale Mixing Processes and Variable Resolution in NCAR's Community Earth System Model

The goals of this project were to (1) assess and quantify the sensitivity and scale-dependency of unresolved subgrid-scale mixing processes in NCAR’s Community Earth System Model (CESM), and (2) to improve the accuracy and skill of forthcoming CESM configurations on modern cubed-sphere and variable-resolution computational grids. The research thereby contributed to the description and quantification of uncertainties in CESM’s dynamical cores and their physics-dynamics interactions.
  1. Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States)
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Technical Report
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Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
Contributing Orgs:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
58 GEOSCIENCES Atmospheric General Circulation Models; Community Atmosphere Model (CAM; Spectral Element (CAM-SE); variable-resolution; tropical cyclones; subgrid-scale diffusion; consistency; stratospheric dynamics; Dynamical Core Model Intercomparison Project (DCMIP)