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WACCEM: Water Cycle and Climate Extremes Modeling

This work aims to advance predictive understanding of water cycle processes and their variations and changes. Our ultimate goal is to improve predictability of water availability and understand society’s vulnerability to extreme water events. Guided by three overarching science questions, our research focuses on large-scale circulation, mesoscale convective systems, and multiscale interactions between convection and large-scale circulation.
Keywords atmospheric circulation, climate extremes, mesoscale convection, multiscale interactions, numerical models, precipitation, water cycle
TYPE Scientific Focus Area
Principal Investigator (PI)
Ruby Leung
Lead Institution
Other Collaborators
National Center for Atmospheric Research Pennsylvania State University University of Maryland