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Title: Final Report Collaborative Project. Improving the Representation of Coastal and Estuarine Processes in Earth System Models

This project aimed to improve long term global climate simulations by resolving and enhancing the representation of the processes involved in the cycling of freshwater through estuaries and coastal regions. This was a collaborative multi-institution project consisting of physical oceanographers, climate model developers, and computational scientists. It specifically targeted the DOE objectives of advancing simulation and predictive capability of climate models through improvements in resolution and physical process representation. The main computational objectives were: 1. To develop computationally efficient, but physically based, parameterizations of estuary and continental shelf mixing processes for use in an Earth System Model (CESM). 2. To develop a two-way nested regional modeling framework in order to dynamically downscale the climate response of particular coastal ocean regions and to upscale the impact of the regional coastal processes to the global climate in an Earth System Model (CESM). 3. To develop computational infrastructure to enhance the efficiency of data transfer between specific sources and destinations, i.e., a point-to-point communication capability, (used in objective 1) within POP, the ocean component of CESM.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO (United States)
  2. Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States)
  3. Univ. of Connecticut
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1226494
DOE Contract Number:
SC0006769
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Boulder, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING