Thursday 08 Aug 2019: ROCKE-3D: From the Ancient Moon to Proxima Centauri b. A highly capable 3-D GCM.
Prof Michael Way - NASA GISS
4th Floor, Physics Building 11:30-12:30
ROCKE-3D (R3D) is the 6 year old child of a parent Earth Climate Model known as Model_E that has been developed at NASA/GISS in New York City for the better part of the past 30 years and takes part in IPCC/CMIP studies. R3D expands the capabilities of Model_E by allowing the modeling of different atmospheric constituents, lower (1mb) and higher (10bar) pressures, different rotation rates (faster than Earth and tidally locked), etc. Unlike most other children of parent Earth GCMs R3D remains in sync with Model_E. I will discuss some of R3D's capabilities and the many diverse projects it has been used for thus far. Time permitting I will expand upon our ancient Venus work and present some new results.