Future Directions for Whole Atmosphere Modeling: Developments in the Context of Space Weather

David R. Jackson, Tim J. Fuller-Rowell, Dan J. Griffin, Matthew J. Griffith, Christopher W. Kelly, Daniel R. Marsh, Maria Theresia Walach

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Abstract

Coupled Sun-to-Earth models represent a key part of the future development of space weather forecasting. With respect to predicting the state of the thermosphere and ionosphere, there has been a recent paradigm shift; it is now clear that any self-respecting model of this region needs to include some representation of forcing from the lower atmosphere, as well as solar and geomagnetic forcing. Here we assess existing modeling capability and set out a road map for the important next steps needed to ensure further advances. These steps include a model verification strategy, analysis of the impact of nonhydrostatic dynamical cores, and a cost-benefit analysis of model chemistry for weather and climate applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1342-1350
Number of pages9
JournalSpace Weather
Volume17
Issue number9
Early online date30 Aug 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2019

Keywords

  • modeling
  • space weather
  • upper atmosphere

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atmospheric Science

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Jackson, D. R., Fuller-Rowell, T. J., Griffin, D. J., Griffith, M. J., Kelly, C. W., Marsh, D. R., & Walach, M. T. (2019). Future Directions for Whole Atmosphere Modeling: Developments in the Context of Space Weather. Space Weather, 17(9), 1342-1350. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019SW002267