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Webinar: The challenge of energy budget closure in Earth system models

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Tuesday, 16 March 2021, 1:00

Tuesday, March 16, 2021. 1:00 PM Eastern. Webinar: The challenge of energy budget closure in Earth system models. Peter Lauritzen, National Center for Atmospheric Research. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation. More information here.

A closed total energy (TE) budget is of utmost importance in coupled climate system modeling. In the case of the atmosphere it involves physical parameterizations, the dynamical core solver, the coupling between the two (referred to as physics- dynamics coupling) and fluxes from the
surface components. The budget is rather complicated partly due to the fact that all parts of an Earth System Model are involved and, even on a continuous level, it is not straightforward how to formulate energetically and thermodynamically consistent equations for a moist atmosphere
containing falling hydrometeors.

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