Published: March 13, 2008
NORFOLK The poster, titled A Cluster Analysis Approach to Comparing Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Data and Global Climate Model (GCM) Results, won the Gold Medal of the People's Choice Awards at the recent 2008 ARM Science Team Meeting in Norfolk, Virginia. Developed by Forrest Hoffman (ORNL), Salil Mahajan (Texas A&M), William Hargrove (USDA Forest Service), Richard Mills (ORNL), and Tony Del Genio (NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies), this poster described the results of a comparison of five years of atmospheric observations from the ARM Southern Great Plains (SGP) site with corresponding 6-hourly output from an integration of the Community Climate System Model (CCSM) run under the Intergovnmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Emissions Scenarios (SRES) A2 scenario for the current decade. Also presented were recent improvements to the parallel clustering code used for the analysis and a new parallel Principal Components Analysis (PCA) tool. The Peoples' Choice Awards, new to this year's meeting, were awarded based on votes from all of the ARM scientists attending the meeting. Hoffman and Mills presented the poster at the meeting's poster session in Norfolk.
This poster, along with the second and third place winners, can be seen at http://stm.arm.gov/2008/winning_posters_pc.stm
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