Science Focus Area: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Principal Investigator(s):
Stephen Klein, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Hsi-Yen Ma
Xue Zheng
Yunyan Zhang

Since 2009, the boundary layer and its clouds, precipitation, and patterns of radiation have been under the lens of a Science Focus Area (SFA) project at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

The SFA’s researchers investigate how low clouds over both land and ocean behave; evaluate how well current models are representing such clouds and their interactions with the surface compared to observational data, and create diagnostic tools that improve model performance.

The Livermore ASR SFA team studies how clouds, the boundary layer, and the surface of the land function in nature; test how well various models agree with observations; and provide critiques of how well clouds are represented.

Read more about this SFA in this ASR feature story.