Environmental Science Division (EVS)a Division of Argonne National Laboratory
Predictive environmental understanding

Towards an Integrated Regional Earth System Modeling Platform: Two-way Atmosphere-Lake-Ice Coupled Regional Climate Simulation over the Great Lakes Region

Monday, June 24, 2019

Dr. Pengfei Xue
Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Director, Numerical Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory,
Great Lakes Research Center
Michigan Technological University
Monday, June 24, 2019
10:00 A.M.
Argonne National Laboratory
TCS Building 240
Room 1404

It is widely recognized that the North American Great Lakes are particularly sensitive to climate change, and they play a critical role in regulating the regional climate. Accurate representations of lake-ice-atmosphere interactions in regional climate modeling remain one of the most crucial and unresolved issues to understand large lake systems and their watersheds. The most common representation of the Great Lakes in regional climate models (RCMs) incorporates 1-D lake models at RCM lake-grids distributed spatially across a 2-D domain.

This presentation will introduce a newly developed two-way coupled Great Lakes–Atmosphere Regional Model (GLARM) for improving the simulation of large, deep lakes in regional climate models and accurately resolving the two-way hydroclimatic interactions. Projection of the climate change over the Great Lakes region in the middle and the end of the 21st century will be also presented.

Dr. Pengfei Xue
Dr. Pengfei Xue [Source: Michigan Tech]
portrait of Jiali Wang