Energy Technologies: Novel Technologies
Sponsored by: TMS Extraction and Processing Division, TMS Light Metals Division, TMS: Energy Committee, TMS: Pyrometallurgy Committee
Program Organizers: Lei Zhang, University of Alaska Fairbanks ; Jaroslaw Drelich, Michigan Technological University; Neale Neelameggham, IND LLC; Donna Guillen, Idaho National Laboratory; Nawshad Haque, CSIRO; Jingxi Zhu , Carnegie Mellon University; Ziqi Sun, Queensland University of Technology; Tao Wang, Nucor Steel; John Howarter, Purdue University; Fiseha Tesfaye, Åbo Akademi University

Wednesday 2:00 PM
March 1, 2017
Room: 13
Location: San Diego Convention Ctr

Session Chair: Neale Neelameggham, Ind LLC; Jingxi Zhu, Sun Yat-Sen University; Tao Wang, Nucor Steel

2:00 PM  Invited
Modeling Anthropogenic Heat Flux in Climate Models: Ganesan Subramanian1; Neale Neelameggham2; 1Independent Consultant; 2Ind LLC
    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.