GCMs and remote sensing


  • Anonymous


A special session, “Applications of Remote Sensing in General Circulation Models,” at the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco focused on the use of remote sensing in the development, calibration, and evaluation of atmospheric general circulation models (GCMs). The products of satellite remote sensing technology show great potential for use in GCM development, since (unlike surface measurements) they can take the form of global, multitemporal data fields defined at spatial scales consistent with GCM grid spacing. While much of this potential still seems untapped, the six papers presented at the session demonstrate that several applications of the data are being explored.