Topic: Climate Modeling at LLNL

Speaker: Dr. Govindasamy Balasubramanian (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)

Date & Time: Monday, May 21, 2001, 2:00 P.M.

Place: Room 140 VMC



At LLNL, we are using the state-of-the-art atmospheric general circulation model CCM3 to understand climate change due to greenhouse gases, aerosals, land-use change, etc. We assess the impacts due to climate change and mitigation strategies. The time scale we are interested is of order of many decades. Recently, we are also performing global climate simulation at very high resolution (50 km) to investigate regional climate changes. In this talk, I will focus on one issue: Climate change pattern due to CO2 may be different from that of other trace gases (CH4, N2O, CFC11, and CFC12).



Dr. Govindasamy Balasubramanian received his BS and MS from India. He obtained his Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences from McGill University, Montreal, Canada in 1994. He was a postDoc at Princeton University for the next two years. Currently he is a scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. His research interests are: Atmospheric General Circulation Modeling and Climate Change.

Refreshments will be served at 1:45 P.M.

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