EPA Science Inventory

"Going the Extra Mile in Downscaling: Why Downscaling is not jut "Plug-and-Play"

Citation:

Otte, T. AND Chris Nolte. "Going the Extra Mile in Downscaling: Why Downscaling is not jut "Plug-and-Play". Presented at 12th Annual CMAS Conference, Chapel Hill, NC, October 28 - 30, 2013.

Description:

This presentation provides an example of doing additional work for preprocessing global climate model data for use in regional climate modeling simulations with the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model. In this presentation, results from 15 months of downscaling the Community Earth System Model (CESM) were shown, both using the out-of-the-box downscaling of CESM and also with a modification to setting the inland lake temperatures.

Purpose/Objective:

The National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL) Atmospheric Modeling and Analysis Division (AMAD) conducts research in support of EPA mission to protect human health and the environment. AMAD research program is engaged in developing and evaluating predictive atmospheric models on all spatial and temporal scales for forecasting the air quality and for assessing changes in air quality and air pollutant exposures, as affected by changes in ecosystem management and regulatory decisions. AMAD is responsible for providing a sound scientific and technical basis for regulatory policies based on air quality models to improve ambient air quality. The models developed by AMAD are being used by EPA, NOAA, and the air pollution community in understanding and forecasting not only the magnitude of the air pollution problem, but also in developing emission control policies and regulations for air quality improvements.

URLs/Downloads:

CMAS_CESM-LAKES_TOTTE_2013_FINAL.PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 861.22 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/POSTER)
Completion Date: 07/10/2014
Record Last Revised: 07/10/2014
Record Created: 07/10/2014
Record Released: 07/10/2014
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 280783

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LAB

ATMOSPHERIC MODELING DIVISION