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Researchers at PNNL embedded a high-resolution model within each grid of a global climate model for a new way to account for the effects of small pollution particles.

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Document Title: Cloud-resolving model
Category: Atmospheric Sciences
Media Type: Graphics
Date of Image/Photo: April 2011
Background: Advancing our ability to predict global climate change depends on accurate modeling of climate forces across all scales. Though current global circulation models, used to predict climate change, can represent large-scale atmospheric features (greater than 100 kilometers, or about 62 miles), smaller-scale processes can only be parameterized. But details in the smaller sizes are important to follow. Features such as clouds, aerosols, and pollution point sources can have a big impact on global climate. Accounting for small features, such as the effect of pollution aerosols on clouds, will help scientists better predict climate change to plan for a sustainable future. This study gives climate researchers a valuable tool for those important predictions.
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