Scaling from Site-Specific Observations to Global Model Grids

Jul 7th, 1997 - Jul 17th, 1997

This session examined the problem of scaling up from local scale to global scale grids in models. For example, it explored how to bridge the gap between an ecological model operating at the scale of a half hectare to a climate model with a grid scale of several hundred kilometers. Discussions explored when upscaling is possible and included topics such as how predictability varies with scale, heat fluxes, precipitation regimes, modeling sea ice, and modeling clouds.

Keywords: models and modeling; climate variability and change, scale

Public Lecture

Ozone Hole on the Mend?

Presented By Donald J. Wuebbles
Date July 9, 1997

Workshop Outcomes

  • Scaling from Site-Specific Observations to Global Model Grids
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Day 1July 8, 1997

1:15 pm Potential Scaling Problems in Estimating the Costs of CO2 Mitigation Policies


Danny Harvey

University of Toronto
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Duke University
Gardner Professor and Chair
University of Toronto
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Mountain Forest Ecology
University of Toronto Scarborough
Assistant Professor
McGill University
University of Texas at Austin
Professor of History
University of California, Berkeley
New York University
Professor of Physics
University of Alaska
Research Associate Professor
University of Oslo
University of Florida
Pre-doctoral Fellow
University of British Columbia
Research Associate
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
University of California, San Diego
Professor of Meteorology
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
Colorado State University (CSU)
Professor & State Climatologist
University of Arizona
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Corporate Research Fellow
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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