SATM

 

  • Goal 1:  Cloud Feedbacks
    • Objective 1: Cloud Feedbacks for Low Clouds
    • Objective 2: Cloud Feedbacks for High Clouds
    • Traceability to Decadal Survey:
    • C-2a   Reduce uncertainty in low and high cloud feedback (most important)
    • W-1a   Determine the effects of key boundary layer processes on weather, hydrological, and air quality forecasts at minutes to sub-seasonal time scales (most important)
    • W-2a   Improve the observed and modeled representation of natural, low-frequency modes of weather/climate variability (most important)
    • C-2g   Quantify the contribution of the UTS to climate feedbacks and change (very important)
  • Goal 2: Storm Dynamics
    • Objective 3:  Storm Dynamics for Convective Storms
    • Traceability to Decadal Survey:
    • C-5c   Quantify the effect that aerosol has on cloud (very important)
    • C-2g   Quantify the contribution of the UTS to climate feedbacks and change (very important)
    • H-1b   Quantify rates of precipitation and its phase (rain and snow/ice) worldwide at convective and orographic scales suitable to capture flash floods and beyond (most important)
    • W-1a   Determine the effects of key boundary layer processes on weather, hydrological, and air quality forecasts at minutes to sub-seasonal time scales (most important)
    • W-2a   Improve the observed and modeled representation of natural, low-frequency modes of weather/climate variability (most important)
    • W-4a   Measure the vertical motion within deep convection to within 1 m/s and heavy precipitation rates to within 1 mm/hour to improve model representation of extreme precipitation and to determine convective transport and redistribution of mass, moisture, momentum, and chemical species (most important)
  • Goal 3: Cold Cloud and Precipitation
    • Objective 4:  Cold Cloud and Precipitation Processes
    • Traceability to Decadal Survey:
    • H-1b   Quantify rates of precipitation and its phase (rain and snow/ice) worldwide at convective and orographic scales suitable to capture flash floods and beyond (most important)
    • S-4a   Quantify global, decadal landscape change produced by abrupt events and by continuous reshaping of Earth's surface due to surface processes, tectonics, and societal activity.  (Recommended measurement of rainfall and snowfall rates)​ (most important)
    • W-1a  Determine the effects of key boundary layer processes on weather, hydrological, and air quality forecasts at minutes to sub-seasonal time scales (most important)
    • W-3a  Determine how spatial variability in surface characteristics modifies region cycles of energy and water (very important)
  • Goal 4: Aerosol Processes
    • Objective 5:  Aerosol Attribution and Air-Quality
    • Objective 6:  Aerosol Redistribution
    • Traceability to Decadal Survey:
    • W-1a  Determine the effects of key boundary layer processes on weather, hydrological, and air quality forecasts at minutes to sub-seasonal time scales (most important)
    • W-5a   Improve the understanding of the processes that determine air pollution distributions and aid estimation of global air pollution impacts on human health and ecosystems.  (most important)
    • C-5a    Improve estimates of the emissions of natural and anthropogenic aerosols (very important)
  • Goal 5: Aerosol Impacts on Radiation
    • Objective 7:  Aerosol Direct Effect and Absorption
    • Objective 8:  Aerosol Indirect Effect
    • Traceability to Decadal Survey:
    • C-2a   Reduce uncertainty in low and high cloud feedback  (most important)
    • C-2h   Reduce aerosol radiative forcing uncertainty (most important)
    • C-5c   Quantify the effect that aerosol has on cloud  (very important)

 

 

ACCP Science Goals and Objectives

 

Science Objectives

  1. Low Cloud Feedback
  2. High Cloud Feedback
  3. Convective Storm System
  4. Cold Cloud & Precipitation
  5. Aerosol Attribution and Air Quality
  6. Aerosol Redistribution
  7. Aerosol Direct Effect and Absorption
  8. Aerosol Indirect Effect

Science Goals

  • Cloud Feedbacks
  • Storm Dynamics
  • Cold Cloud and Precipitation
  • Aerosol Processes
  • Aerosol Impacts on Radiation