Clouds, Aerosol, & Climate: Models
A variety of models are used to conduct Clouds, Aerosol, & Climate research.
An adiabatic cloud parcel model that includes size-resolved microphysics and gas and aqueous phase chemistry. Aerosol/cloud droplets are resolved in size categories on a moving grid.
Large Eddy model
The System for Atmospheric Modeling (SAM) in large eddy simulation (LES) mode.
- Aerosol-Cloud interactions in a coupled dynamical model to study boundary layer cloud systems
- Microphysics options include Lagrangian particle, two-moment bin, and 2-moment bulk schemes
The System for Atmospheric Modeling (SAM) using the Framework for Improvement by Vertical Enhacement (FIVE) and a Simplified High Order Closure (SHOC).
- Multiple applications including a large range of scale interactions
- Subgrid scale (SGS) represented by Simplified High Order Closure (SHOC)
- Adaptive Vertical Mesh (Framework for Improvement by Vertical Enhancement; FIVE)
- 2D Hadley Cell simulations as a framework for testing model physics
- Heuristic models that simulate parts of the complex atmospheric system using a dynamical systems approach
- Self organization and emergence in complex systems