Atmospheric Science [A]

 CC:714A  Tuesday  1630h

Charney Lecture

Presiding:  A Robock, Rutgers University; A M Thompson, Pennsylvania State University


Progress in Earth System Modeling since the ENIAC Calculation

* Fung, I (, Berkeley Atmospheric Sciences Center, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720-4767, United States

The success of the first numerical weather prediction experiment on the ENIAC computer in 1950 was hinged on the expansion of the meteorological observing network, which led to theoretical advances in atmospheric dynamics and subsequently the implementation of the simplified equations on the computer. This paper briefly reviews the progress in Earth System Modeling and climate observations, and suggests a strategy to sustain and expand the observations needed to advance climate science and prediction.