Numerical Models

Numerical Models

Until now, Dr. Niwano has developed the physical snowpack model SMAP and the polar regional climate model NHM-SMAP. More details on the models will come soon.

The physical snowpack model SMAP

 

References:

Niwano, M., T. Aoki, K. Kuchiki, M. Hosaka, Y. Kodama, S. Yamaguchi, H. Motoyoshi, and Y. Iwata, 2014: Evaluation of updated physical snowpack model SMAP, Bull. Glaciol. Res., 32, 65-78, https://doi.org/10.5331/bgr.32.65

Niwano, M., T. Aoki, K. Kuchiki, M. Hosaka, and Y. Kodama, 2012: Snow Metamorphism and Albedo Process (SMAP) model for climate studies: Model validation using meteorological and snow impurity data measured at Sapporo, Japan, J. Geophys. Res., 117, F03008, https://doi.org/10.1029/2011JF002239

The polar regional climate model NHM-SMAP

References:

Niwano, M., T. Aoki, A. Hashimoto, S. Matoba, S. Yamaguchi, T. Tanikawa, K. Fujita, A. Tsushima, Y. Iizuka, R. Shimada, and M. Hori, 2018: NHM–SMAP: spatially and temporally high-resolution nonhydrostatic atmospheric model coupled with detailed snow process model for Greenland Ice Sheet, The Cryosphere, 12, 635-655, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-635-2018

Niwano, M., Hashimoto, A., and Aoki, T., 2019: Cloud-driven modulations of Greenland ice sheet surface melt, Sci. Rep., 9, 10380, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-46152-5.