esearch supported by NOAA CPO’s Climate Variability and Predictability (CVP) program has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Atmospheric Science. The paper by Li et al., “The sensitivity of simulated shallow cumulus convection and cold pools to microphysics,” explores how two separate microphysical schemes (the Thompson and Morrison schemes) used in nested Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model simulations affect the generation of precipitation and evaporation in the model.
With partial funding from CPO’s Climate Monitoring Division, Researchers at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography have published new research applying important “corrections” to two widely-used, long term satellite cloud data records (The International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) dataset and the Pathfinder Atmospheres–Extended (PATMOS-x) dataset).
The NOAA CPO Modeling, Analysis, Prediction, and Projections (MAPP) program hosted a webinar on the topic of Addressing a Major Model Challenge: Improving the Representation of Clouds in Climate and Earth System Models on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. The announcement is provided below; you are invited to remotely join the session.