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GFDL Newsletter Archive

The GFDL Bulletin – Research Highlights from the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory Community. Advancing the Modeling, Understanding, and Prediction of Weather and Climate.

Winter 2020-2021

  • The GFDL Earth System Model version 4.1 (GFDL-ESM 4.1): Overall coupled model description and simulation characteristics
  • The GFDL Global Atmospheric Chemistry-climate model AM4.1: Model description and simulation characteristics
  • Simulations of atmospheric rivers, their variability and response to global warming using GFDL’s new high-resolution general circulation model
  • Assessing the influence of COVID-19 on earth’s radiative balance

Fall 2020

  • GFDL SHiELD: A unified system for weather-to-seasonal prediction
  • A mechanism for the arctic sea ice spring predictability barrier
  • Increased risk of the 2019 Alaskan July fires due to anthropogenic activity
  • Estuarine forecasts at daily weather to subseasonal time scales

Summer 2020

  • Detected climate change in global distribution of tropical cyclones
  • Multiple hydrometeors all-sky microwave radiance assimilation in FV3GFS
  • Susceptible supply limits the role of climate in the early SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 pandemic
  • Importance of wind and meltwater for observed chemical and physical changes in the Southern Ocean

Spring 2020

  • Structure and performance of GFDL’s CM4.0 climate model
  • Response of storm-related extreme sea level along the U.S. Atlantic coast to combined weather and climate forcing
  • Spear: the next generation GFDL modeling system for seasonal to multidecadal prediction and projection
  • Changes in extreme precipitation and landslides over high mountain Asia