Hanli Liu gives CEDAR Prize Lecture

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Hanli Liu gave the CEDAR Prize Lecture on Thursday, June 28th, at the CEDAR Summer Workshop in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Prize Lecture was awarded in recognition of the work accomplished on the Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model–eXtended (WACCM-X) and the paper describing it that was recently published in the Journal of Advances in Modeling of Earth Systems. (https://www2.hao.ucar.edu/sites/default/files/users/whawkins/LiuJames2018.pdf)

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Hanli Liu giving CEDAR Prize Lecture, June 2018

In the lecture, Liu gave an overview of the history of the model development, including it's predecessors, the TIE-GCM and TIME-GCM developed by Ray Roble and colleagues at HAO/NCAR, and the work currently being done by the WACCM-X development team. He described the capability of the new model that extends from the surface to over 500 km altitude, including its ability to describe both weather and climate, some of the current challenges in describing the variation of the ionosphere, and future plans.

WACCM-X v. 2.0 was released in June 2018 as a component of the NCAR Community Earth System Model. (https://www2.hao.ucar.edu/modeling/waccm-x)