Date of Award
Master of Science
Joshua S. Fu
John B. Drake, Glen A. Tootle, David J. Erickson
The evolution of General Circulation Models (GCM) for climate study has led to more accurate predictions for atmospheric transport, yet precision in predictions remains in need of improvement. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Earth Observation System model, Version 5 (GEOS-5) represents a state of the art climate model capable of simulating a wide variety of atmospheric processes informed continuously by satellite observations. This thesis examines some of the physical parameterizations employed by GEOS-5 and their effect on the transport of two greenhouse gasses: ozone and carbon dioxide.
Allen, Melissa Ree, "The Effects of Varying Physical Parameterizations and Initial Conditions on Tracer Transport in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Goddard Earth Observation System Model, Version 5. " Master's Thesis, University of Tennessee, 2011.