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Title: Progress in Fast, Accurate Multi-scale Climate Simulations

Abstract

We present a survey of physical and computational techniques that have the potential to con- tribute to the next generation of high-fidelity, multi-scale climate simulations. Examples of the climate science problems that can be investigated with more depth include the capture of remote forcings of localized hydrological extreme events, an accurate representation of cloud features over a range of spatial and temporal scales, and parallel, large ensembles of simulations to more effectively explore model sensitivities and uncertainties. Numerical techniques, such as adaptive mesh refinement, implicit time integration, and separate treatment of fast physical time scales are enabling improved accuracy and fidelity in simulation of dynamics and allow more complete representations of climate features at the global scale. At the same time, part- nerships with computer science teams have focused on taking advantage of evolving computer architectures, such as many-core processors and GPUs, so that these approaches which were previously considered prohibitively costly have become both more efficient and scalable. In combination, progress in these three critical areas is poised to transform climate modeling in the coming decades.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [3]
  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
  2. ORNL
  3. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1185917
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: International Conference on Computational Science, Reykjavik, Iceland, 20150601, 20150603
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
climate modeling; multiscale

Citation Formats

Collins, William D, Johansen, Hans, Evans, Katherine J, Woodward, Carol S., and Caldwell, Peter. Progress in Fast, Accurate Multi-scale Climate Simulations. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Collins, William D, Johansen, Hans, Evans, Katherine J, Woodward, Carol S., & Caldwell, Peter. Progress in Fast, Accurate Multi-scale Climate Simulations. United States.
Collins, William D, Johansen, Hans, Evans, Katherine J, Woodward, Carol S., and Caldwell, Peter. Thu . "Progress in Fast, Accurate Multi-scale Climate Simulations". United States. doi:.
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