New Climate Model to be Built from the Ground Up
A consortium of researchers led by Caltech, in partnership with MIT; the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS); and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), are teaming up to build a new type of climate model that is designed to provide more precise and actionable predictions.
The consortium, dubbed the Climate Modeling Alliance (CliMA), plans to fuse Earth observations and high-resolution simulations into a model that represents important small-scale features, such as clouds and turbulence, more reliably than existing climate models. The goal is a climate model that projects future changes in critical variables such as cloud cover, rainfall, and sea ice extent more accurately — with uncertainties at least half the size of those in existing models.
The MIT CliMA team will be led by Raffaele Ferrari and John Marshall, Cecil and Ida Green Professors of Oceanography from the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS).
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Adapted from a press release issued by Caltech, in partnership with the MIT School of Science, the Naval Postgraduate School, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.