Dr. Bai Yang to Present at AMS Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology

Dr. Bai Yang will present a poster during this week’s 33rd American Meteorological Society Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology in Boise, Idaho. Dr. Yang, an Atmospheric Science Researcher supporting the NOAA Air Resources Laboratory Field Research Division in Idaho Falls, Idaho, is the author of “Assessment of Surface Flux Parameterizations in Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Using Eddy Covariance Measurements.” His presentation is scheduled for 5:15 PM on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 in room 120 of the Boise Centre.

Dr. Bai Yang with posterDr. Yang with his poster

The following is a brief synopsis of the poster’s content: Earth surface fluxes are important means in providing momentum, energy, and moisture to the atmosphere and often parameterized in atmospheric models, including the WRF model. The inadequacies of these parameterization schemes have been discovered and reported.  In this study, we will use the eddy covariance measurements to evaluate the surface flux parameterizations in WRF and to identify the factors that affect the accuracy of surface flux schemes.

The conference is being held in conjunction with the 12th Fire and Forest Meteorology Symposium and the Fourth Conference on Biogeosciences. More information is available at https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/meetings-events/ams-meetings/33agforst-12fire-4biogeo/.