|About this Abstract
||2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Modeling Anthropogenic Heat Flux in Climate Models
||Ganesan Subramanian, Neale R. Neelameggham
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Anthropogenic Heat Flux (AHF) is heat generated from use of non-renewable energy by humans in residential, commercial and industrial activity and is not included in state of the art Global Circulation Models(GCM) used to predict global impacts of climate change and set related policy. AHF is deemed to be a much smaller relative forcing, solely based on the global mean values.. Several papers in the Climate modeling area have highlighted the “Heat Island Effect” in high AHF areas and have modeled the global impact using regional climate models (RCM) embedded in GCMs. Through the use of simple climate models, this paper demonstrates that significant pockets of AHF can impact climate locally in ways significant enough to impact global climate. Inclusion of recently available spatial AHF distribution, rather than a global mean value is a key determinant to accurate modeling either on a regional or global scale.
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