Biological and Environmental Research - Earth and Environmental System Sciences
Earth and Environmental System Modeling

Climate Model Development and Validation

Climate Model Development and Validation (CMDV) involves model architecture restructuring, exploiting new software engineering and computational upgrades, and incorporating scale-aware physics in all model components. The research will develop modularized components that can act either alone or as a system able to run on current and next-generation supercomputers, thus allowing greater certainty of predictions in a flexible structure. Because model development requires systematic validation at each step, investment in model assessment and validation is essential.

Examples include the use of ARM data combined with scale-aware large eddy simulation products. High resolution ARM and model ensemble databases will be integrated into the advanced data management infrastructure efforts for use by the scientific research community. Other validation platforms include the sensitivity and uncertainty of climate predictions to explore climate sensitive geographies or processes as well as the representation of extreme events in these next generation models.

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