Modelling for Science, for a better future - some recent outcomes
Semi-diurnal variation of surface rainfall studied from global cloud-system resolving model and satellite observations
by T. Inoue ; K. Rajendran ; M. Satoh ; H. Miura and J. Schmetz
We studied the semi-diurnal variation of surface rainfall over southern Africa and the Amazon simulated by a global cloud system resolving model (Nonhydrostatic ICosahedral Atmospheric Model; NICAM) under realistic conditions with land-sea contrast.
The Aqua-Planet Experiment (APE): CONTROL SST Simulation
by Blackburn, M., D. L. Williamson, K. Nakajima, W. Ohfuchi, Y. O. Takahashi, Y.-Y. Hayashi, H. Nakamura, M. Ishiwatari, J. McGregor, H. Borth, V. Wirth, H. Frank, P. Bechtold, N. P. Wedi, H. Tomita, M. Satoh, M. Zhao, I. M. Held, M. J. Suarez, M.-I. Lee, M. Watanabe, M. Kimoto, Y. Liu, Z. Wang, A. Molod, K. Rajendran, A. Kitoh, and R. Stratton
Climate simulations by 16 atmospheric general circulation models (AGCMs) are compared on an aqua-planet, a water-covered Earth with prescribed sea surface temperature varying only in latitude. The idealised configuration is designed to expose differences in the circulation simulated by different models. Basic features of the aqua-planet climate are characterised by comparison with Earth.
New approaches for seismic hazard studies in the Indian subcontinent
by Imtiyaz A. Parvez
Earthquakes constitute among the most feared natural hazards and these occur with no warning which can result in great destruction and loss of lives, particularly in developing countries. One way to mitigate the destructive impact of such earthquakes is to conduct a seismic hazard assessment and take remedial measures. This article aims at demonstrating significant contributions in the field of seismic zonation and microzonation studies in the Indian subcontinent. The contributions in the field of earthquake hazard have been very valuable and beneficial not only for science but also for society.
- Effect of SST Variation on ITCZ in APE Simulations
- Recognition of Earthquake-Prone Areas in the Himalaya: Validity of the Results
- Monsoon sensitivity to aerosol direct radiative forcing in the community atmosphere model
- Definition of seismic and tsunami hazard scenarios by exploiting EU-India Grid e-infrastructures
- Monsoon circulation interaction with Western Ghats orography under changing climate Projection by a 20-km mesh AGCM