Climate modelers meet in Switzerland



The ability to model climate at high spatial resolution is a relatively new scientific initiative. While significant progress has been made in climate modeling, in part as a result of increased spatial resolution, much is still unknown about these models. Climate modelers met in Wengen, Switzerland, last year to assess their progress and difficulties. The difficulties include deficiencies in physical parameterization schemes, inadequate simulations of feedback mechanisms between different elements of the climate system, and problems with the quality, representation, and spatial distribution of observational data for verification purposes.