research group members(employees of noaa/gfdl unless otherwise noted)
Decadal to Centennial Time Scale Climate Research (DecCen)
group goals & purposeTo develop and use computer models of the atmosphere-ocean- ice-land system in order to:
GFDL's Climate Dynamics and Prediction Group is charged with studying and modeling climate phenomena on seasonal to multi-century time scales. The group's work is highly relevant to key elements of of the NOAA Strategic Vision, especially Mission Goal 2 to "Understand climate variability and change to enhance society's ability to respond". You may learn more about NOAA's goals by viewing the PDF file entitled New Priorities for the 21st Century: NOAA's Strategic Vision.
In addition to examining a wide range of climate time scales, various members of the group have expertise spanning the expansive set of complex and interconnected parts that together constitute the Earth's physical climate system (this includes the atmosphere, ocean, land surface and sea ice). Group members participate in the development, testing, application, and analysis of numerical models of the climate system. Running on supercomputers, these models are the research tools used by group members to both advance our understanding of the Earth's climate system and to generate products relevent to assessment and policy decision support.
research summaries, data products, picture galleries, & news
GFDL Climate Modeling Research Highlights:
For policymakers, students, and the public. This set of summaries, graphics, and animations is focused on the simulation of global climate, greenhouse gas-induced climate change, and related topics. These GFDL research efforts are relevant to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment report (AR4) and the US Climate Change Research Program (US CCSP).
Main Page for
GFDL Climate Modeling Research Highlights
Global climate model output produced by several of GFDL's recent
experiments is available for download.
Many of these experiments were conducted in association with the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the US
Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) efforts.
Output files from GFDL's CM2 global coupled climate models
can be accessed from
The GFDL Data Portal.
GFDL Model Results Featured in New Museum
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