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1

The Atmospheric Mesoscale Dispersion Modeling System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The mesoscale dispersion modeling system (MDMS) described herein is under development as a simulation tool to investigate atmospheric flow and pollution dispersion over complex terrain for domains up to several hundred kilometers. The system ...

Marek Uliasz

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of a Mesoscale Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling System with Observations from the 1980 Great Plains Mesoscale Tracer Field Experiment. Part I: Datasets and Meteorological Simulations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Colorado State University mesoscale atmospheric dispersion (MAD) numerical modeling system, which consists of a prognostic mesoscale meteorological model coupled to a mesoscale Lagrangian particle dispersion model, has been used to simulate ...

Michael D. Moran; Roger A. Pielke

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mesoscale Modeling of Boundary Layer Refractivity and Atmospheric Ducting  

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In this study four mesoscale forecasting systems were used to investigate the four-dimensional structure of atmospheric refractivity and ducting layers that occur within evolving synoptic conditions over the eastern seaboard of the United States. ...

Tracy Haack; Changgui Wang; Sally Garrett; Anna Glazer; Jocelyn Mailhot; Robert Marshall

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Statistical Performance of Several Mesoscale Atmospheric Dispersion Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Seventeen mesoscale dispersion models were statistically evaluated with data from krypton-85 emissions from the Savannah River Plant, Aiken, SC. Widely accepted statistical parameters were used for the statistical evaluation. The models were able ...

A. H. Weber; M. R. Buckner; J. H. Weber

1982-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Coupled Air–Sea Mesoscale Model: Experiments in Atmospheric Sensitivity to Marine Roughness  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A coupled air–sea numerical model comprising a mesoscale atmospheric model, a marine circulation model, and a surface wave model is presented. The coupled model is tested through simulations of an event of frontal passage through the Lake Erie ...

Jordan G. Powers; Mark T. Stoelinga

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A New Single-Layer Urban Canopy Model for Use in Mesoscale Atmospheric Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new single-layer urban canopy model for use in mesoscale atmospheric models is developed and validated. The urban canopy model represents a built-up area as a street canyon, two facing buildings, and a road. In this model, the two facing walls ...

Young-Hee Ryu; Jong-Jin Baik; Sang-Hyun Lee

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Initial and Boundary Conditions of Mesoscale Models on Simulated Atmospheric Refractivity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Radar ducting is caused by sharp vertical changes in temperature and, especially, water vapor at the top of the atmospheric boundary layer, both of which are sensitive to variations in the underlying surface conditions, local mesoscale weather, ...

Changgui Wang; Damian Wilson; Tracy Haack; Peter Clark; Humphrey Lean; Robert Marshall

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Data Assimilation of Satellite-Derived Heating Rates as Proxy Surface Wetness Data into a Regional Atmospheric Mesoscale Model. Part I: Methodology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A satellite data assimilation method is developed which incorporates satellite-observed infrared heating rates into a mesoscale atmospheric model to retrieve model soil moisture. The method builds upon previous work with the model’s surface ...

Andrew S. Jones; Ingrid C. Guch; Thomas H. Vonder Haar

1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Data Assimilation of Satellite-Derived Heating Rates as Proxy Surface Wetness Data into a Regional Atmospheric Mesoscale Model. Part II: A Case Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A satellite data assimilation method is applied which incorporates satellite-observed heating infrared rates into a mesoscale atmospheric model to retrieve model soil moisture. In a 3D case study, the method is successful at retrieving realistic ...

Andrew S. Jones; Ingrid C. Guch; Thomas H. Vonder Haar

1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simple Modifications to Improve Fifth-Generation Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesoscale Model Performance for the Phoenix, Arizona, Metropolitan Area  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The diurnal temperature cycle in the Phoenix, Arizona, metropolitan area, as represented in the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesoscale Model (MM5), is examined using a high-resolution 2-...

Joseph A. Zehnder

2002-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the Validation of the Simulation of Early Season Precipitation on the Island of Puerto Rico Using a Mesoscale Atmospheric Model  

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The ability of a mesoscale atmospheric model to reproduce the spatial distribution of the precipitation of the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico during an early rainfall season month (April) is evaluated in this paper, taking the month of April ...

Daniel E. Comarazamy; Jorge E. González

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Comparison of Simple and Complex Treatments of Surface Hydrology and Thermodynamics Suitable for Mesoscale Atmospheric Models  

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Alternative treatments of the hydrologic and thermodynamic processes at the earth's surface within a mesoscale model are discussed in this study. Specifically, the question of under what circumstances it is necessary to use a complex surface ...

Mercedes N. Lakhtakia; Thomas T. Warner

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THE SIMULATION OF FINE SCALE NOCTURNAL BOUNDARY LAYER MOTIONS WITH A MESO-SCALE ATMOSPHERIC MODEL  

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A field project over the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement-Clouds and Radiation Testbed (ARM-CART) site during a period of several nights in September, 2007 was conducted to explore the evolution of the low-level jet (LLJ). Data was collected from a tower and a sodar and analyzed for turbulent behavior. To study the full range of nocturnal boundary layer (NBL) behavior, the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS) was used to simulate the ARM-CART NBL field experiment and validated against the data collected from the site. This model was run at high resolution, and is ideal for calculating the interactions among the various motions within the boundary layer and their influence on the surface. The model reproduces adequately the synoptic situation and the formation and dissolution cycles of the low-level jet, although it suffers from insufficient cloud production and excessive nocturnal cooling. The authors suggest that observed heat flux data may further improve the realism of the simulations both in the cloud formation and in the jet characteristics. In a higher resolution simulation, the NBL experiences motion on a range of timescales as revealed by a wavelet analysis, and these are affected by the presence of the LLJ. The model can therefore be used to provide information on activity throughout the depth of the NBL.

Werth, D.; Kurzeja, R.; Parker, M.

2009-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Recent Applications of the Penn State/NCAR Mesoscale Model to Synoptic, Mesoscale, and Climate Studies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper summarizes recent studies of a variety of atmospheric phenomena in different parts of the world using the Penn State/NCAR mesoscale model. These phenomena include explosive cyclogenesis over the North Pacific and North Atlantic swans, ...

Richard A. Anthes

1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Predicting Tephra Dispersion with a Mesoscale Atmospheric Model and a Particle Fall Model: Application to Cerro Negro Volcano  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Models of volcanic ash (tephra) fallout are increasingly used to assess volcanic hazards in advance of eruptions and in near–real time. These models often approximate the wind field using simplistic assumptions of the atmosphere that do not ...

Marc A. Byrne; Arlene G. Laing; Charles Connor

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Global Version of the PSU–NCAR Mesoscale Model  

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A global version of the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesoscale Model (PSU–NCAR MM5) is described. The new model employs two polar stereographic projection domains centered on each pole. ...

Jimy Dudhia; James F. Bresch

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and Analysis of Prognostic Equations for Mesoscale Kinetic Energy and Mesoscale (Subgrid Scale) Fluxes for Large-Scale Atmospheric Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mesoscale circulations generated by landscape discontinuities (e.g., sea breezes) are likely to have a significant impact on the hydrologic cycle, the climate, and the weather. However, these processes are not represented in large-scale ...

Roni Avissar; Fei Chen

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Multiyear Regional Climate Hindcast for the Western United States Using the Mesoscale Atmospheric Simulation Model  

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In preparation for studying the effects of increased CO2 on the hydrologic cycle in the western United States, an 8-yr hindcast was performed using a regional climate model (RCM) driven by the large-scale forcing from the NCEP–NCAR reanalysis. ...

Jinwon Kim; Jung-Eun Lee

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Application of an Evolutionary Algorithm to the Optimization of a Mesoscale Meteorological Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is shown that a simple evolutionary algorithm can optimize a set of mesoscale atmospheric model parameters with respect to agreement between the mesoscale simulation and a limited set of synthetic observations. This is illustrated using the ...

Lance O’Steen; David Werth

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Extracting Synoptic-Scale Diagnostic Information from Mesoscale Models: The Eta Model, Gravity Waves, and Quasigeostrophic Diagnostics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Fine-mesh models, such as the eta model, are producing increasingly detailed predictions about mesoscale atmospheric motions. Mesoscale systems typically produce stronger vertical motions than do synoptic-scale storms, making it more difficult ...

Stanley L. Barnes; Fernando Caracena; Adrian Marroquin

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mesoscale Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction  

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small-scale features in ocean winds. Science, 303, Chelton,of the regional coupled ocean-atmosphere model RCAO. Borealstress dependence on ocean surface velocity: implications

Seo, Hyodae

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mesoscale coupled ocean-atmosphere interaction  

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small-scale features in ocean winds. Science, 303, Chelton,of the regional coupled ocean-atmosphere model RCAO. Borealstress dependence on ocean surface velocity: implications

Seo, Hyodae

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tests of an Adjoint Mesoscale Model with Explicit Moist Physics on the Cloud Scale  

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An adjoint modeling system based upon the Naval Research Laboratory’s Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System’s atmospheric component has been developed. The system includes the adjoint model of the explicit moist physics ...

Clark Amerault; Xiaolei Zou; James Doyle

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Initial Results from a Mesoscale Atmospheric Simulation System and Comparisons with the AVE-SESAME I Data Set  

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The development of a comprehensive mesoscale atmospheric simulation system (MASS) is described in detail. The modeling system is designed for both research and real-time forecast applications. The 14-level numerical model, which has a 48 km grid ...

Michael L. Kaplan; John W. Zack; Vince C. Wong; James J. Tuccillo

1982-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mesoscale Waves as a Probe of Jupiter's Deep Atmosphere  

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Search of the Voyager images of Jupiter reveals a class of mesoscale waves occurring near the extrema of the zonal velocity profile between latitudes 30°S and 30°N. The average horizontal wavelength is 300 km, compared to an atmospheric scale ...

F. M. Flasar; P. J. Gierasch

1986-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Numerical Study of the Mesoscale Atmospheric Circulation Observed during a Coastal Upwelling Event on 23 August 1972. Part I: Sensitivity Studies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A numerical model is used to study the effect of an Ocean surface temperature gradient on the mesoscale atmospheric circulation. The model is initialized with atmospheric data from 23 August 1972 over the central Oregon coastal zone. After the ...

Arthur Paul Mizzi; Roger A. Pielke

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Relevance of the Mesoscale Entrainment Instability to the Marine Cloud-topped Atmospheric Boundary Layer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mesoscale variability in entrainment across the inversion capping the cloud-topped atmospheric boundary layer (CTBL) has been proposed as an explanation for mesoscale variability in cloud thickness. The relevance of this mechanism, called ...

Hugh A. Rand; Christopher S. Bretherton

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assimilation of DMSP and TOVS Satellite Soundings in a Mesoscale Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A modeling investigation explores the impacts of the assimilation of satellite-retrieved soundings on forecast error in the Fifth-Generation Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesoscale Model (MM5). Simulations ...

Jordan G. Powers; Kun Gao

2000-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mesoscale Weather Prediction with the RUC Hybrid Isentropic–Terrain-Following Coordinate Model  

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A mesoscale atmospheric forecast model configured in a hybrid isentropic–sigma vertical coordinate and used in the NOAA Rapid Update Cycle (RUC) for operational numerical guidance is presented. The RUC model is the only quasi-isentropic forecast ...

Stanley G. Benjamin; Georg A. Grell; John M. Brown; Tatiana G. Smirnova; Rainer Bleck

2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluations of Mesoscale Models' Simulations of Near-Surface Winds, Temperature Gradients, and Mixing Depths  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mesoscale meteorological models are being used to provide inputs of winds, vertical temperature and stability structure, mixing depths, and other parameters to atmospheric transport and dispersion models. An evaluation methodology is suggested ...

Steven R. Hanna; Ruixin Yang

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of the NCEP Mesoscale Eta Model Convective Boundary Layer for Air Quality Applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Atmospheric models are a basic tool for understanding the processes that produce poor air quality, for predicting air quality problems, and for evaluating proposed solutions. At the base of many air quality models is a mesoscale meteorological ...

Wayne M. Angevine; Kenneth Mitchell

2001-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigating the Influence of Synoptic-Scale Monsoonal Winds and Mesoscale Circulations on Diurnal Weather Patterns over Kenya Using a Mesoscale Numerical Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS) developed at Colorado State University (CSU) was used to investigate the influence of the large-scale monsoonal winds and the mesoscale local circulations on the diurnal precipitation pattern over ...

Joseph R. Mukabana; Roger A. Piekle

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mesoscale Modeling of Katabatic Winds over Greenland with the Polar MM5  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Verification of two months, April and May 1997, of 48-h mesoscale model simulations of the atmospheric state around Greenland are presented. The simulations are performed with a modified version of The Pennsylvania State University–National ...

David H. Bromwich; John J. Cassano; Thomas Klein; Gunther Heinemann; Keith M. Hines; Konrad Steffen; Jason E. Box

2001-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Implementation of an Urban Canopy Parameterization in a Mesoscale Meteorological Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An urban canopy parameterization (UCP) is implemented into the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesoscale Model (MM5) to improve meteorological fields in the urban boundary layer for ...

Tanya L. Otte; Avraham Lacser; Sylvain Dupont; Jason K. S. Ching

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating Mesoscale Model Predictions of Clouds and Radiation with SGP ARM Data over a Seasonal Timescale  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study evaluates the predictions of radiative and cloud-related processes of the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric Research (PSU–NCAR) Mesoscale Model (MM5). It is based on extensive comparison of ...

Françoise Guichard; David B. Parsons; Jimy Dudhia; James Bresch

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of an Urban Canopy Parameterization in a Mesoscale Model Using VTMX and URBAN 2000 Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A modified urban canopy parameterization (UCP) is developed and evaluated in a three-dimensional mesoscale model to assess the urban impact on surface and lower-atmospheric properties. This parameterization accounts for the effects of building ...

Hung-Neng S. Chin; Martin J. Leach; Gayle A. Sugiyama; John M. Leone Jr.; Hoyt Walker; J. S. Nasstrom; Michael J. Brown

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mesoscale Modeling and Four-Dimensional Data Assimilation in Areas of Highly Complex Terrain  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A multiscale four-dimensional data assimilation (FDDA) technique, based on Newtonian relaxation, is incorporated into a mesoscale model and evaluated using meteorological and tracer data collected during the Atmospheric Studies in Complex Terrain ...

J. D. Fast

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Topographic Vorticity-Mode Mesoscale-? (TVM) Model. Part I: Formulation  

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The three-dimensional, flat-terrain, finite-difference URBMET vorticity, mode mesoscale-? model has been modified to include topographic effects. The resulting topographic vorticity-mode mesoscale-? (TVM) model is hydrostatic, Boussinesq, and ...

G. Schayes; P. Thunis; R. Bornstein

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhancement of Tropical Ocean Evaporation and Sensible Heat Flux by Atmospheric Mesoscale Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The enhancement of monthly averaged evaporation by atmospheric mesoscale systems is estimated from long-term hourly observations of surface meteorological data from the Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere (TOGA) Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) buoy ...

Steven K. Esbensen; Michael J. McPhaden

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Mesoscale Modeling Study of the 1996 Saguenay Flood  

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A mesoscale simulation of the 19–21 July 1996 Saguenay flood cyclone was performed using the Canadian Mesoscale Compressible Community (MC2) model to study the processes leading to the explosive development and the large amount of precipitation. ...

J. A. Milbrandt; M. K. Yau

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Combined Local and Nonlocal Closure Model for the Atmospheric Boundary Layer. Part II: Application and Evaluation in a Mesoscale Meteorological Model  

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A new combined local and nonlocal closure atmospheric boundary layer model called the Asymmetric Convective Model, version 2, (ACM2) was described and tested in one-dimensional form and was compared with large-eddy simulations and field data in ...

Jonathan E. Pleim

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Simulation of Dispersal of Inert Seeding Material in Israel Using a Three-Dimensional Mesoscale Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A mesoscale model RAMS (the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System) was used to investigate the effectiveness of the broadcast static seeding method for dispersing particles into clouds, as it is used in Israel. The model was run using three nested ...

Zev Levin; Shimon O. Krichak; Tamir Reisin

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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1396 JOURNAL OF APPLIED METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY VOLUME 46 A Combined Local and Nonlocal Closure Model for the Atmospheric Boundary Layer. Part II: Application and Evaluation in a Mesoscale Meteorological Model  

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A new combined local and nonlocal closure atmospheric boundary layer model called the Asymmetric Convective Model, version 2, (ACM2) was described and tested in one-dimensional form and was compared with large-eddy simulations and field data in Part I. Herein, the incorporation of the ACM2 into the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–NCAR Mesoscale Model (MM5) is described. Model simulations using the MM5 with the ACM2 are made for the summer of 2004 and evaluated through comparison with surface meteorological measurements, rawinsonde profile measurements, and observed planetary boundary layer (PBL) heights derived from radar wind profilers. Overall model performance is as good as or better than similar MM5 evaluation studies. The MM5 simulations with the ACM2 compare particularly well to PBL heights derived from radar wind profilers during the afternoon hours. The ACM2 is designed to simulate the vertical mixing of any modeled quantity realistically for both meteorological models and air quality models. The next step, to be described in a subsequent article, is to incorporate the ACM2 into the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) model for testing and evaluation. 1.

Jonathan E. Pleim

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The impact of agricultural intensification and irrigation on landatmosphere interactions and Indian monsoon precipitation --A mesoscale modeling perspective  

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and Indian monsoon precipitation -- A mesoscale modeling perspective E.M. Douglas a, , A. Beltrán-Przekurat b: irrigation Indian monsoon Regional Atmospheric Modeling System agriculture Land Use Land Cover Change Using convergence, mesoscale convection, and precipitation patterns over the Indian monsoon region. Four experiments

Niyogi, Dev

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The impact of agricultural intensification and irrigation on landatmosphere interactions and Indian monsoon precipitation --A mesoscale modeling perspective  

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and Indian monsoon precipitation -- A mesoscale modeling perspective E.M. Douglas a, , A. Beltrán-Przekurat b Keywords: irrigation Indian monsoon Regional Atmospheric Modeling System agriculture Land Use Land Cover and regional convergence, mesoscale convection, and precipitation patterns over the Indian monsoon region. Four

Douglas, Ellen M.

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Numerical Prediction of Convectively Driven Mesoscale Pressure Systems. Part II. Mesoscale Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A 20-level, three-dimensional, primitive equation model with 20 km horizontal resolution is used to predict the development of convectively driven mesoscale pressure systems. Systems produced by the model have life histories and structural ...

J. M. Fritsch; C. F. Chappell

1980-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Local and Mesoscale Impacts of Wind Farms as Parameterized in a Mesoscale NWP Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new wind farm parameterization has been developed for the mesoscale numerical weather prediction model, the Weather Research and Forecasting model (WRF). The effects of wind turbines are represented by imposing a momentum sink on the mean flow; ...

Anna C. Fitch; Joseph B. Olson; Julie K. Lundquist; Jimy Dudhia; Alok K. Gupta; John Michalakes; Idar Barstad

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mesoscale Atmospheric Modeling Using a High Horizontal Grid Resolution over a Complex Coastal Terrain and a Wine Region of South Africa  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS) was used to assess local air circulation patterns over the wine-producing Stellenbosch region of South Africa. Numerical simulations using four nested grids (25, 5, and 1 km, and 200 m of horizontal ...

V. Bonnardot; S. Cautenet

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating Mesoscale NWP Models Using Kinetic Energy Spectra  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Kinetic energy spectra derived from observations in the free atmosphere possess a wavenumber dependence of k?3 for large scales, characteristic of 2D turbulence, and transition to a k?5/3 dependence in the mesoscale. Kinetic energy spectra ...

William C. Skamarock

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mesoscale Atmospheric Dispersion, 2001, Ed. Z. Boybeyi, WIT Publications, Southampton, UK, Advances in Air Pollution, Vol 9, p. 424.  

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Mesoscale Atmospheric Dispersion, 2001, Ed. Z. Boybeyi, WIT Publications, Southampton, UK, Advances in Air Pollution, Vol 9, p. 424. Chapter 9 Numerical modeling of gas deposition and bi- directional Dispersion, 2001, Ed. Z. Boybeyi, WIT Publications, Southampton, UK, Advances in Air Pollution, Vol 9, p. 424

Raman, Sethu

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A Composite Model of Mesoscale Convective Complexes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A composite analysis technique is used to investigate the evolution of mesoscale features of mesoscale convective complexes (MCCs). The early stage of the MCC lifecycle is characterized by convergence, vertical motion and heating being centered ...

William R. Cotton; Ming-Sen Lin; Ray L. McAnelly; Craig J. Tremback

1989-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Influence of Hydrologic Modeling on the Predicted Local Weather: Two-Way Coupling of a Mesoscale Weather Prediction Model and a Land Surface Hydrologic Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A two-way coupling of the operational mesoscale weather prediction model known as Lokal Modell (LM; German Weather Service) with the land surface hydrologic “TOPMODEL”-Based Land Surface–Atmosphere Transfer Scheme (TOPLATS; Princeton University) ...

G. Seuffert; P. Gross; C. Simmer; E. F. Wood

2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Investigation of Terrain Effects on the Mesoscale Spectrum of Atmospheric Motions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wind and temperature data collected on commercial aircraft during the Global Atmospheric Sampling Program (GASP) are used to investigate the effects of underlying terrain on mesoscale variability, and the observational results are interpreted ...

G. D. Nastrom; D. C. Fritts; K. S. Gage

1987-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mesoscale Spectra of Mars’s Atmosphere Derived from MGS TES Infrared Radiances  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wavenumber spectra of the atmospheric potential energy of Mars at mesoscales (wavelengths of 64–957 km) were obtained as a function of latitude, season, and Martian year using infrared radiance data obtained by the Thermal Emission Spectrometer (...

Takeshi Imamura; Yasuhiro Kawasaki; Tetsuya Fukuhara

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiative Transfer Simulations Using Mesoscale Cloud Model Outputs: Comparisons with Passive Microwave and Infrared Satellite Observations for Midlatitudes  

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Real midlatitude meteorological cases are simulated over western Europe with the cloud mesoscale model Méso-NH, and the outputs are used to calculate brightness temperatures at microwave frequencies with the Atmospheric Transmission at Microwave (...

Ingo Meirold-Mautner; Catherine Prigent; Eric Defer; Juan R. Pardo; Jean-Pierre Chaboureau; Jean-Pierre Pinty; Mario Mech; Susanne Crewell

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Study of Convection Initiation in a Mesoscale Model Using High-Resolution Land Surface Initial Conditions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A coupled convection-resolving mesoscale atmosphere–land surface model (LSM) is used to investigate land surface–planetary boundary layer (PBL) interactions responsible for the initiation of deep, moist convection over the southern Great Plains ...

Stanley B. Trier; Fei Chen; Kevin W. Manning

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Climatological Study of Boundary Layer Wind Speed Using a Meso-?-Scale Higher-Order Closure Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A mesoscale higher-order closure atmospheric boundary layer model has been used to get more detailed information than is possible from observations regarding horizontal and vertical variations of the wind in an area in southeastern Sweden. To ...

Hans Bergström

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stratified Turbulence and the Mesoscale Variability of the Atmosphere  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An analysis is made of Gage's proposal that the horizontal energy spectrum at mesoscale wavelengths is produced by upscale energy transfer through quasi-two-dimensional turbulence. It is suggested that principal sources of such energy can be ...

D. K. Lilly

1983-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chromatin ionic atmosphere analyzed by a mesoscale electrostatic approach  

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ABSTRACT Characterizing the ionic distribution around chromatin is important for understanding the electrostatic forces governing chromatin structure and function. Here we develop an electrostatic model to handle multivalent ions and compute the ionic distribution around a mesoscale chromatin model as a function of conformation, number of nucleosome cores, and ionic strength and species using Poisson-Boltzmann theory. This approach enables us to visualize and measure the complex patterns of counterion condensation around chromatin by examining ionic densities, free energies, shielding charges, and correlations of shielding charges around the nucleosome core and various oligonucleosome conformations. We show that: counterions, especially divalent cations, predominantly condense around the nucleosomal and linker DNA, unburied regions of histone tails, and exposed chromatin surfaces; ionic screening is sensitively influenced by local and global conformations, with a wide ranging net nucleosome core screening charge (56–100e); and screening charge correlations reveal conformational flexibility and interactions among chromatin subunits, especially between the histone tails and parental nucleosome cores. These results provide complementary and detailed views of ionic effects on chromatin structure for modest computational resources. The electrostatic model developed here is applicable to other coarse-grained macromolecular complexes.

Hin Hark Gan; Tamar Schlick

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved Simulation of Florida Summer Convection Using the PLACE Land Model and a 1.5-Order Turbulence Parameterization Coupled to the Penn State–NCAR Mesoscale Model  

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Three major modifications to the treatment of land surface processes in the Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric Research mesoscale model MM5, are tested in a matrix of eight model experiments. Paired together in each ...

Barry H. Lynn; David R. Stauffer; Peter J. Wetzel; Wei-Kuo Tao; Pinhas Alpert; Nataly Perlin; R. David Baker; Ricardo Muñoz; Aaron Boone; Yiqin Jia

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrostatic Adjustment in Nonhydrostatic, Compressible Mesoscale Models  

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The ability of various numerical techniques used in compressible, nonhydrostatic models to handlehydrostatic adjustment is intercompared. The exact solution of a linearized model of an isothermal, compressible, nonrotating atmosphere is compared ...

Dean G. Duffy

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

62

Gridpoint Predictions of High Temperature from a Mesoscale Model  

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Mesoscale model gridpoint temperature data from simulations in the southwestern United States during the summer of 1990 are compared with both observations and statistical guidance from large-scale models over a 32-day period. Although the raw ...

David J. Stensrud; Jon A. Skindlov

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Parameterizing Mesoscale Wind Uncertainty for Dispersion Modeling  

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A parameterization of numerical weather prediction uncertainty is presented for use by atmospheric transport and dispersion models. The theoretical development applies Taylor dispersion concepts to diagnose dispersion metrics from numerical wind ...

Leonard J. Peltier; Sue Ellen Haupt; John C. Wyngaard; David R. Stauffer; Aijun Deng; Jared A. Lee; Kerrie J. Long; Andrew J. Annunzio

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Lightning Data Assimilation Technique for Mesoscale Forecast Models  

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Lightning observations have been assimilated into a mesoscale model for improvement of forecast initial conditions. Data are used from the National Lightning Detection Network (cloud-to-ground lightning detection) and a Lightning Mapping Array (...

Edward R. Mansell; Conrad L. Ziegler; Donald R. MacGorman

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Nonhydrostatic Mesoscale Model Designed to Simulate Scale Interaction  

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A three-dimensional nonhydrostatic mesoscale model is presented that is designed to optimally represent the scale-interaction process among inertially balanced and unbalanced modes occurring within convective weather systems. Because scale-...

Gregory J. Tripoli

1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface Boundary Conditions for Mesoscale Regional Climate Models  

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This paper utilizes the best available quality data from multiple sources to develop consistent surface boundary conditions (SBCs) for mesoscale regional climate model (RCM) applications. The primary SBCs include 1) fields of soil characteristic (...

Xin-Zhong Liang; Hyun I. Choi; Kenneth E. Kunkel; Yongjiu Dai; Everette Joseph; Julian X. L. Wang; Praveen Kumar

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

67

Ocean Eddy Dynamics in a Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Model  

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The role of mesoscale oceanic eddies is analyzed in a quasigeostrophic coupled ocean–atmosphere model operating at a large Reynolds number. The model dynamics are characterized by decadal variability that involves nonlinear adjustment of the ...

P. Berloff; W. Dewar; S. Kravtsov; J. McWilliams

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coastal Atmospheric Circulation around an Idealized Cape during Wind-Driven Upwelling Studied from a Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Model  

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The study analyzes atmospheric circulation around an idealized coastal cape during summertime upwelling-favorable wind conditions simulated by a mesoscale coupled ocean–atmosphere model. The domain resembles an eastern ocean boundary with a ...

Natalie Perlin; Eric D. Skyllingstad; Roger M. Samelson

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

69

Effects of mesoscale surface inhomogeneities on atmospheric boundary layer transfer  

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Defining the nature of turbulent transfer over horizontally inhomogeneous surfaces remains one of the challenges in meteorology. Because the transfer of energy and momentum through the atmospheric boundary layer forms part of the lower boundary condition for global climate models (GCMs), the problem is important. Over the last two decades, advances in sensor and computer technology wave made good point measurements of turbulent fluxes fairly routine. A fundamental question with respect to climate models, however, is how such point measurements are related to average fluxes over the area of a GCM grid box. In this paper we will use data from the field program to depict the evolution of the boundary layer over adjacent, sharply contrasting surface types on two separate occasions. We will then use simple scaling based on the observations to argue that sub-gridscale motions would often be likely to significantly alter the estimates and resulting parameterizations of GCM-scale surface fluxes in the region.

Shaw, W.J.; Doran, J.C.; Hubbe, J.M.

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Simulation of the Southern Great Plains Nocturnal Boundary Layer and the Low-Level Jet with a High-Resolution Mesoscale Atmospheric Model  

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A field project over the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement–Cloud and Radiation Test Bed (ARM–CART) site during a period of several nights in September 2007 was conducted to explore the evolution of the low-level jet (LLJ). Data were collected from ...

David Werth; Robert Kurzeja; Nelson Luís Dias; Gengsheng Zhang; Henrique Duarte; Marc Fischer; Matthew Parker; Monique Leclerc

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Cumulus Parameterization Including Mass Fluxes, Convective Vertical Velocities, and Mesoscale Effects: Thermodynamic and Hydrological Aspects in a General Circulation Model  

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A cumulus parameterization based on mass fluxes, convective-scale vertical velocities, and mesoscale effects has been incorporated in an atmospheric general circulation model (GCM). Most contemporary cumulus parameterizations are based on ...

Leo J. Donner; Charles J. Seman; Richard S. Hemler; Songmiao Fan

2001-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

72

Use of Four-Dimensional Data Assimilation in a Limited-Area Mesoscale Model Part II: Effects of Data Assimilation within the Planetary Boundary Layer  

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A four-dimensional data assimilation (FDDA) scheme based on Newtonian relaxation or nudging has been developed and evaluated in the Pennsylvania State University/National Center for Atmospheric Research (PSU/NCAR) Limited-Area Mesoscale Model. It ...

David R. Stauffer; Nelson L. Seaman; Francis S. Binkowski

1991-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Model Simulations of a Mesoscale Gravity Wave Event: Sensitivity Tests and Spectral Analyses  

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This study presents numerical model experiments and spectral investigations involving a mesoscale gravity wave event. Its purposes are to determine the sensitivity of mesoscale gravity wave simulation to model configuration and physics and to ...

Jordan G. Powers

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

74

Ability of a Regional-Scale Model to Predict the Genesis of Intense Mesoscale Convective Systems  

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This paper presents the mesoscale part of a two-part evaluation of thirty forecasts produced by a mesoscalenumerical weather prediction model (MASS 2.0). The general approach taken to evaluate the mesoscale predictivecapabilities of the model is ...

Steven E. Koch

1985-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

75

Scale Interaction and Predictability in a Mesoscale Model  

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Scale interaction is examined in the limited-area PSU/NCAR mesoscale model, with emphasis on the forcing of small scales by the small-scale fields themselves. Output data from the model are filtered by expanding fields at each level in two-...

Andrew H. Van Tuyl; Ronald M. Errico

1989-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

76

Mesoscale Forecasts Generated from Operational Numerical Weather-Prediction Model Output  

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A technique called Model Output Enhancement (MOE) has been developed for the generation and display of mesoscale weather forecasts. The MOE technique derives mesoscale or high-resolution (order of 1 km) weather forecasts from synoptic-scale ...

John G. W. Kelley; Joseph M. Russo; Toby N. Carlson; J. Ronald Eyton

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

77

The New NMC Mesoscale Eta Model: Description and Forecast Examples  

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In mid-1994 a new version of the Eta Model will begin producing operational forecast guidance down to mesoscale ranges. This version will have a horizontal resolution of approximately 30 km and about 50 layers in the vertical. A summary of the ...

Thomas L. Black

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

78

WIND ATLAS FOR EGYPT: MEASUREMENTS, MICRO-AND MESOSCALE MODELLING  

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WIND ATLAS FOR EGYPT: MEASUREMENTS, MICRO- AND MESOSCALE MODELLING Niels G. Mortensen1 , Jens Enevoldsen Wind Energy Department, Risø National Laboratory, Roskilde, Denmark Laila Georgy Youssef, Usama Said Said, Ashour Abd El-Salam Moussa, Mohammad Akmal Mahmoud Wind Energy Department, New and Renewable

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Wind resource assessment with a mesoscale non-hydrostatic model  

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Wind resource assessment with a mesoscale non- hydrostatic model Vincent Guénard, Center for Energy is developed for assessing the wind resource and its uncertainty. The work focuses on an existing wind farm mast measurements. The wind speed and turbulence fields are discussed. It is shown that the k

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Mesoscale Model Experimental Forecasts of the Haar of Northeast Scotland  

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A mesoscale model is used to simulate the diurnal evolution of sea fog off the northeast Scottish coast observed on 27 April 1984. It is shown that the accuracy of the early part of the forecast is very dependent on the specification of the ...

S. P. Ballard; B. W. Golding; R. N. B. Smith

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonhydrostatic icosahedral atmospheric model (NICAM) for global cloud resolving simulations  

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A new type of ultra-high resolution atmospheric global circulation model is developed. The new model is designed to perform ''cloud resolving simulations'' by directly calculating deep convection and meso-scale circulations, which play key roles not ... Keywords: Aqua-planet experiments, Atmospheric general circulation models, Cloud clusters, Cloud resolving model, Icosahedral grids, Nonhydrostatic model

M. Satoh; T. Matsuno; H. Tomita; H. Miura; T. Nasuno; S. Iga

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

82

Mesoscale Modeling of LX-17 Under Isentropic Compression  

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Mesoscale simulations of LX-17 incorporating different equilibrium mixture models were used to investigate the unreacted equation-of-state (UEOS) of TATB. Candidate TATB UEOS were calculated using the equilibrium mixture models and benchmarked with mesoscale simulations of isentropic compression experiments (ICE). X-ray computed tomography (XRCT) data provided the basis for initializing the simulations with realistic microstructural details. Three equilibrium mixture models were used in this study. The single constituent with conservation equations (SCCE) model was based on a mass-fraction weighted specific volume and the conservation of mass, momentum, and energy. The single constituent equation-of-state (SCEOS) model was based on a mass-fraction weighted specific volume and the equation-of-state of the constituents. The kinetic energy averaging (KEA) model was based on a mass-fraction weighted particle velocity mixture rule and the conservation equations. The SCEOS model yielded the stiffest TATB EOS (0.121{micro} + 0.4958{micro}{sup 2} + 2.0473{micro}{sup 3}) and, when incorporated in mesoscale simulations of the ICE, demonstrated the best agreement with VISAR velocity data for both specimen thicknesses. The SCCE model yielded a relatively more compliant EOS (0.1999{micro}-0.6967{micro}{sup 2} + 4.9546{micro}{sup 3}) and the KEA model yielded the most compliant EOS (0.1999{micro}-0.6967{micro}{sup 2}+4.9546{micro}{sup 3}) of all the equilibrium mixture models. Mesoscale simulations with the lower density TATB adiabatic EOS data demonstrated the least agreement with VISAR velocity data.

Springer, H K; Willey, T M; Friedman, G; Fried, L E; Vandersall, K S; Baer, M R

2010-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

83

The Canadian MC2: A Semi-Lagrangian, Semi-Implicit Wideband Atmospheric Model Suited for Finescale Process Studies and Simulation  

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This paper attempts to document the developmental research and early mesoscale results of the new fully nonhydrostatic atmospheric model called MC2 (mesoscale compressible community). Its numerical scheme is the semi-implicit semi-Lagrangian ...

Robert Benoit; Michel Desgagné; Pierre Pellerin; Simon Pellerin; Yves Chartier; Serge Desjardins

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

84

One-Way Coupling of an Atmospheric and a Hydrologic Model in Colorado  

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This paper examines the accuracy of high-resolution nested mesoscale model simulations of surface climate. The nesting capabilities of the atmospheric fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University (PSU)–National Center for Atmospheric Research (...

L. E. Hay; M. P. Clark; M. Pagowski; G. H. Leavesley; W. J. Gutowski Jr.

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

85

Relationship between Precipitation Rates at the Ground and Aloft—A Modeling Study  

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Two cloud-resolving mesoscale models, the Karlsruhe Atmospheric Mesoscale Model (KAMM) and the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesoscale Model (MM5), were used to study reflectivity factor–...

Nikolai Dotzek; Thorsten Fehr

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

86

Nonlinear Influence of Mesoscale Land Use on Weather and Climate  

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This paper demonstrates that the influence of mesoscale landscape spatial variability on the atmosphere must be parameterized (or explicitly modeled) in larger-scale atmospheric model simulations including general circulation models. The ...

R. A. Pielke; G. A. Dalu; J. S. Snook; T. J. Lee; T. G. F. Kittel

1991-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

87

Thermal Effects of Urban Canyon Structure on the Nocturnal Heat Island: Numerical Experiment Using a Mesoscale Model Coupled with an Urban Canopy Model  

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A single-layer urban canopy model is incorporated into a simple two-dimensional atmospheric model in order to examine the individual impacts of anthropogenic heating, a large heat capacity, and a small sky-view factor on mesoscale heat island ...

Hiroyuki Kusaka; Fujio Kimura

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

Some Effects of Different Cloud Parameterizations in a Mesoscale Model and a Chemistry Transport Model  

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Chemistry transport models often ignore the cloud parameters that can be provided by meteorological pre-processors like mesoscale meteorological models. They often recalculate these parameters with algorithms that differ from those used in the ...

Nicole Mölders; Heinz Hass; Hermann J. Jakobs; Manfred Laube; Adolf Ebel

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

Development of a Land Surface Model. Part I: Application in a Mesoscale Meteorological Model  

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Parameterization of land surface processes and consideration of surface inhomogeneities are very important to mesoscale meteorological modeling applications, especially those that provide information for air quality modeling. To provide crucial, ...

Aijun Xiu; Jonathan E. Pleim

2001-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

90

Mesoscale Analysis by Numerical Modeling Coupled with Sounding Retrieval from Satellites  

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The development and evaluation of a system for time-continuous mesoscale analysis is presented, with a focus on retrieving water vapor concentrations and ground surface temperatures from VISSR Atmospheric Sounder (VAS) data. The analysis system ...

Alan E. Lipton; Thomas H. Vonder Haar

1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

Simulating the Transition from Drizzling Marine Stratocumulus to Boundary Layer Cumulus with a Mesoscale Model  

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A case of coastal California summer season boundary layer cloud has been simulated with the U.S. Navy Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System and the results analyzed in the context of consistency with conclusions derived from large ...

David B. Mechem; Yefim L. Kogan

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

92

Parameterization of Convective Precipitation in Mesoscale Numerical Models: A Critical Review  

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Current approaches for incorporating cumulus convection into mesoscale numerical models are divided into three groups. The traditional approach utilizes cumulus parameterization at convectively unstable points and explicit (nonparameterized) ...

John Molinari; Michael Dudek

1992-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

Evaluation of Snow Depth and Soil Temperatures Predicted by the Hydro–Thermodynamic Soil–Vegetation Scheme Coupled with the Fifth-Generation Pennsylvania State University–NCAR Mesoscale Model  

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The Hydro–Thermodynamic Soil–Vegetation Scheme (HTSVS) coupled in a two-way mode with the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Mesoscale Meteorological Model (MM5) is evaluated for a ...

Balachandrudu Narapusetty; Nicole Mölders

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

94

A Multiscale Observational Case Study of a Pacific Atmospheric River Exhibiting Tropical–Extratropical Connections and a Mesoscale Frontal Wave  

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A case study is presented of an atmospheric river (AR) that produced heavy precipitation in the U.S. Pacific Northwest during March 2005. The study documents several key ingredients from the planetary scale to the mesoscale that contributed to the ...

F. Martin Ralph; Paul J. Neiman; George N. Kiladis; Klaus Weickmann; David W. Reynolds

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

95

Coupled Mesoscale-Large-Eddy Modeling of Realistic Stable Boundary Layer Turbulence  

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Site-specific flow and turbulence information are needed for various practical applications, ranging from aerodynamic/aeroelastic modeling for wind turbine design to optical diffraction calculations. Even though highly desirable, collecting on-site meteorological measurements can be an expensive, time-consuming, and sometimes a challenging task. In this work, we propose a coupled mesoscale-large-eddy modeling framework to synthetically generate site-specific flow and turbulence data. The workhorses behind our framework are a state-of-the-art, open-source atmospheric model called the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model and a tuning-free large-eddy simulation (LES) model. Using this coupled framework, we simulate a nighttime stable boundary layer (SBL) case from the well-known CASES-99 field campaign. One of the unique aspects of this work is the usage of a diverse range of observations for characterization and validation. The coupled models reproduce certain characteristics of observed low-level jets....

Wang, Yao; Manuel, Lance

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

Mesoscale Evolution of a Continental Occluded Cyclone  

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A diagnostic study of a continental occluding extratropical cyclone (ETC) during 1–2 November 1992 is presented using initializations from the Mesoscale Atmospheric Prediction System (MAPS), a hybrid sigma–isentropic coordinate model. Whereas ...

Patrick S. Market; James T. Moore

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

97

Real-Time Mesoscale Prediction on workstations  

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Experience in performing real-time mesoscale numerical prediction forecasts using the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS) over Colorado for a winter season on high-performance workstations is summarized. Performance evaluation is done for ...

William R. Cotton; Gregory Thompson; Paul W. Mieike Jr.

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Implementation and Validation of a Condensation Scheme in a Nonhydrostatic Mesoscale Model  

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In this paper a condensation scheme is implemented in a nonhydrostatic mesoscale model (MEMO). An overview of the model and the modified Sundqvist condensation scheme are given. The model, including condensation (MEMOIC), is tested on two well-...

Anne Dagrun Sandvik

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

The Use of Surface Observations in Four-Dimensional Data Assimilation Using a Mesoscale Model  

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A system for the frequent intermittent assimilation of surface observations into a mesoscale model is described. The assimilation begins by transforming the surface observations to model coordinates. Next, the lowest-level model fields of ...

Frank H. Ruggiero; Keith D. Sashegyi; Rangarao V. Madala; Sethu Raman

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

Model Uncertainty in a Mesoscale Ensemble Prediction System: Stochastic versus Multiphysics Representations  

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A multiphysics and a stochastic kinetic-energy backscatter scheme are employed to represent model uncertainty in a mesoscale ensemble prediction system using the Weather Research and Forecasting model. Both model-error schemes lead to significant ...

J. Berner; S.-Y. Ha; J. P. Hacker; A. Fournier; C. Snyder

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Influence of Mesoscale Humidity and Evapotranspiration Fields on a Model Forecast of a Cold-Frontal Squall Line  

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Satellite imagery and rain gauge data are combined to create mesoscale detail in the initial states of relative humidity (RH) and surface moisture availability (M) for a mesoscale model simulation. The most profound impact of inserting the ...

Steven E. Koch; Ahmet Aksakal; Jeffery T. McQueen

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

Sensitivity of a Mesoscale Model to Microphysical Parameterizations in the MAP SOP Events IOP2b and IOP8  

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The sensitivity of a mesoscale model to different microphysical parameterizations is investigated for two events of precipitation in the Mediterranean region, that is, the Mesoscale Alpine Program (MAP) intensive observation periods (IOP) 2b (19–...

Stefano Serafin; Rossella Ferretti

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

A Numerical Study of a Mesoscale Convective System during TOGA COARE. Part I: Model Description and Verification  

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A 16-h numerical simulation of the growing and mature stages of the 15 December 1992 Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Response Experiment (TOGA COARE) mesoscale convective system (MCS) is performed to demonstrate the ...

Badrinath Nagarajan; M. K. Yau; Da-Lin Zhang

2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

A One-Level, Mesoscale Model for Diagnosing Surface Winds in Mountainous and Coastal Regions  

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This paper describes a one-level, sigma-coordinate, mesoscale model suitable for diagnosing surface winds in mountainous and coastal regions. The model requires only modest computer resources and needs little data for initialization. Energy and ...

Clifford F. Mass; David P. Dempsey

1985-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

An Investigation of an Arctic Front with a Vertically Nested Mesoscale Model  

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A vertically mesoscale regional numerical weather prediction model is used to simulate an arctic front. The front was observed during the Arctic Cyclone Expedition of 1984. The regional model employs a unique vertical nesting scheme in which the ...

William T. Thompson; Stephen D. Burk

1991-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

QNH: Design and Test of a Quasi-Nonhydrostatic Model for Mesoscale Weather Prediction  

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A new mesoscale weather prediction model, called QNH, is described. It is characterized by a parameter that multiplies the hydrostatic terms in the vertical equation of motion. Models of this type are referred to generically as “quasi-...

A. E. MacDonald; J. L. Lee; S. Sun

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

The Importance of Understanding Mesoscale Model Parameterization Schemes for Weather Forecasting  

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A severe weather outbreak that occurred on 21–23 November 1992 in the southern United States is used to illustrate how an understanding of model parameterization schemes can help in the evaluation and utilization of mesoscale model output. ...

John V. Cortinas Jr.; David J. Stensrud

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

Mesoscale Eddy Energy Locality in an Idealized Ocean Model  

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This paper investigates the energy budget of mesoscale eddies in wind-driven two-layer quasigeostrophic simulations. Intuitively, eddy energy can be generated, dissipated, and fluxed from place to place; regions where the budget balances ...

Ian Grooms; Louis-Philippe Nadeau; K. Shafer Smith

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

Modifying a Mesoscale Meteorological Model to Better Incorporate Urban Heat Storage: A Bulk-Parameterization Approach  

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A simple bulk-parameterization scheme is implemented in modifying a mesoscale meteorological model to better incorporate urban heat storage. The objective is to improve the quantification of the fluxes associated with heat storage change and to ...

Haider Taha

1999-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

On the Use of Mesoscale and Cloud-Scale Models in Operational Forecasting  

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In the near future, the technological capability will be available to use mesoscale and cloud-scale numerical models for forecasting convective weather in operational meteorology. We address some of the issues concerning effective utilization of ...

Harold E. Brooks; Charles A. Doswell III; Robert A. Maddox

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

111

Simulating Typhoon Floods with Gauge Data and Mesoscale-Modeled Rainfall in a Mountainous Watershed  

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A physically based distributed hydrological model was applied to simulate typhoon floods over a mountainous watershed in Taiwan. The meteorological forcings include the observed gauge rainfall data and the predicted rainfall data from a mesoscale ...

Ming-Hsu Li; Ming-Jen Yang; Ruitang Soong; Hsiao-Ling Huang

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

Intercomparison of Mesoscale Model Simulations of the Daytime Valley Wind System  

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Three-dimensional simulations of the daytime thermally induced valley wind system for an idealized valley–plain configuration, obtained from nine nonhydrostatic mesoscale models, are compared with special emphasis on the evolution of the along-...

Juerg Schmidli; Brian Billings; Fotini K. Chow; Stephan F. J. de Wekker; James Doyle; Vanda Grubiši?; Teddy Holt; Qiangfang Jiang; Katherine A. Lundquist; Peter Sheridan; Simon Vosper; C. David Whiteman; Andrzej A. Wyszogrodzki; Günther Zängl

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Aerosol–Cloud Interactions in a Mesoscale Model. Part II: Sensitivity to Aqueous-Phase Chemistry  

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The feedbacks between aerosols, cloud microphysics, and cloud chemistry are investigated in a mesoscale model. A simple bulk aqueous-phase sulfur chemistry scheme was fully coupled to the existing aerosol and microphysics schemes. The ...

Irena T. Ivanova; Henry G. Leighton

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

Mesoscale Modeling of a Cold Front and Its Interaction with a Diurnally Heated Land Mass  

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A mesoscale numerical model incorporating a detailed planetary boundary-layer scheme, including momentum, heat and moisture exchange with the lower boundary, is used to study the change in structure of a dry summertime front as it moves towards a ...

William L. Physick

1988-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

A Model of Marine Boundary-Layer Cloudiness for Mesoscale Applications  

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A one-dimensional version of a multilevel mesoscale model is used to represent the cloud-topped boundary layer (CTBL). Turbulent exchanges are parameterized with a prognostic equation for the turbulent kinetic energy and an improved length-scale ...

Peter Bechtold; Jean Pierre Pinty; Charles Fravalo

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

The Effects of Subgrid Model Mixing and Numerical Filtering in Simulations of Mesoscale Cloud Systems  

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Using the newly developed Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model, this study investigates the effects of subgrid mixing and numerical filtering in mesoscale cloud simulations by examining the sensitivities to the parameters in turbulence-...

Tetsuya Takemi; Richard Rotunno

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

A Study of Rainfall Interception Using a 1And Surface Parameterization for Mesoscale Meteorological Models  

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Rainfall interception by vegetation canopies is studied using a parameterization of land surface Processes for mesoscale meteorological models. The interception scheme allows for a single vegetation canopy, and manages interception through a ...

Jean-François Mahfouf; Bruno Jacquemin

1989-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Water and Energy Budgets of a Florida Mesoscale Convective System: A Combined Observational and Modeling Study  

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Mesoscale water and energy budgets are diagnosed for a squall line during the Convection and Precipitation Electrification Experiment and combined with the results of the two-dimensional Goddard Cumulus Ensemble Model. The fine temporal and ...

J. Halverson; M. Garstang; J. Scala; W-K. Tao

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

Mesoscale Model Simulations of Three Heavy Precipitation Events in the Western Mediterranean Region  

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A mesoscale numerical model with parameterized moist convection is applied to three cases involving heavy rainfall in the western Mediterranean region. Forecast precipitation fields, although not perfect when compared to the observations of ...

Romualdo Romero; Clemente Ramis; Sergio Alonso; Charles A. Doswell III; David J. Stensrud

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

An Upper Boundary Condition Permitting Internal Gravity Wave Radiation in Numerical Mesoscale Models  

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A radiative upper boundary condition is proposed for numerical mesoscale models which allows vertically propagating internal gravity waves to pass out of the computational domain with minimal reflection. In this formulation, the pressure along ...

Joseph B. Klemp; Dale R. Durran

1983-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Shallow-Convection Parameterization for Mesoscale Models. Part I: Submodel Description and Preliminary Applications  

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A shallow-convection parameterization suitable for both marine and continental regimes is developed for use in mesoscale models. The scheme is closely associated with boundary layer turbulence processes and can transition to either a deep-...

Aijun Deng; Nelson L. Seaman; John S. Kain

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

STATISTICAL MECHANICS MODELING OF MESOSCALE DEFORMATION IN METALS  

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The research under this project focused on a theoretical and computational modeling of dislocation dynamics of mesoscale deformation of metal single crystals. Specifically, the work aimed to implement a continuum statistical theory of dislocations to understand strain hardening and cell structure formation under monotonic loading. These aspects of crystal deformation are manifestations of the evolution of the underlying dislocation system under mechanical loading. The project had three research tasks: 1) Investigating the statistical characteristics of dislocation systems in deformed crystals. 2) Formulating kinetic equations of dislocations and coupling these kinetics equations and crystal mechanics. 3) Computational solution of coupled crystal mechanics and dislocation kinetics. Comparison of dislocation dynamics predictions with experimental results in the area of statistical properties of dislocations and their field was also a part of the proposed effort. In the first research task, the dislocation dynamics simulation method was used to investigate the spatial, orientation, velocity, and temporal statistics of dynamical dislocation systems, and on the use of the results from this investigation to complete the kinetic description of dislocations. The second task focused on completing the formulation of a kinetic theory of dislocations that respects the discrete nature of crystallographic slip and the physics of dislocation motion and dislocation interaction in the crystal. Part of this effort also targeted the theoretical basis for establishing the connection between discrete and continuum representation of dislocations and the analysis of discrete dislocation simulation results within the continuum framework. This part of the research enables the enrichment of the kinetic description with information representing the discrete dislocation systems behavior. The third task focused on the development of physics-inspired numerical methods of solution of the coupled dislocation kinetics and crystal mechanics framework. To a large extent, this task has also been successfully started. We have developed a custom finite-element approach with mesh points being a subset of the underlying crystal structure. When used to predict the evolution of the dislocation system, the planar motion of dislocations is naturally captured for all slip systems, thus minimizing numerical errors and providing simple ways to investigate cross slip and dislocation reactions. Preliminary results in this direction show that we are closer than ever in building a predictive framework for dislocation dynamics and mesoscale plasticity based on the first principles of dislocation dynamics. The rest of the report gives and overview of the research performed under this project and highlights the key results and open questions left for future investigations.

Anter El-Azab

2013-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

123

The Impact of Satellite-Derived Atmospheric Motion Vectors on Mesoscale Forecasts over Hawaii  

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Tropospheric motions can be inferred from geostationary satellites by tracking clouds and water vapor in sequential imagery. These atmospheric motion vectors (AMV) have been operationally assimilated into global models for the past three decades, ...

T. Cherubini; S. Businger; C. Velden; R. Ogasawara

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

A Numerical Model for Chemical and Meteorological Processes in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer. Part I: A Model Description and a One-Dimensional Parameter Study  

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A numerical flow model is presented for the atmospheric boundary layer, including dispersion and chemical transformations of air pollutants. The model is a three-dimensional time-dependent one for the mesoscale based on the conservation equations ...

Gunilla Svensson

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Interactions between a Developing Mesoscale Convective System and Its Environment. Part II: Numerical Simulation  

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The 19 July 1993 mesoscale convective system (MCS), discussed in Part I, was simulated using the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS). The model was initialized with variable physiographic and atmospheric data with the goal of reproducing ...

Jason E. Nachamkin; William R. Cotton

2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

GCM Grid-Scale Evaporation from Mesoscale Modeling  

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This paper investigates the problem of aggregation of land surface properties in a large area comparable in size with a model grid box of a GCM. The study is based on 3D numerical results obtained for atmospheric situations encountered during ...

J. Noilhan; P. Lacarrère

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Mesoscale Modeling During Mixed-Phase Arctic Cloud Experiment  

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Mixed-phase arctic stratus clouds are the predominant cloud type in the Arctic (Curry et al. 2000) and through various feedback mechanisms exert a strong influence on the Arctic climate. Perhaps one of the most intriguing of their features is that they tend to have liquid tops that precipitate ice. Despite the fact that this situation is colloidally unstable, these cloud systems are quite long lived - from a few days to over a couple of weeks. It has been hypothesized that mixed-phase clouds are maintained through a balance between liquid water condensation resulting from the cloud-top radiative cooling and ice removal by precipitation (Pinto 1998; Harrington et al. 1999). In their modeling study Harrington et al. (1999) found that the maintenance of this balance depends strongly on the ambient concentration of ice forming nucleus (IFN). In a follow-up study, Jiang et al. (2002), using only 30% of IFN concentration predicted by Meyers et al. (1992) IFN parameterization were able to obtain results similar to the observations reported by Pinto (1998). The IFN concentration measurements collected during the Mixed-Phase Arctic Cloud Experiment (M-PACE), conducted in October 2004 over the North Slope of Alaska and the Beaufort Sea (Verlinde et al. 2005), also showed much lower values then those predicted (Prenne, pers. comm.) by currently accepted ice nucleation parameterizations (e.g. Meyers et al. 1992). The goal of this study is to use the extensive IFN data taken during M-PACE to examine what effects low IFN concentrations have on mesoscale cloud structure and coastal dynamics.

Avramov, A.; Harringston, J.Y.; Verlinde, J.

2005-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

128

Mesoscale Cloud State Estimation from Visible and Infrared Satellite Radiances  

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This study focuses on cloudy atmosphere state estimation from high-resolution visible and infrared satellite remote sensing measurements and a mesoscale model with explicit cloud prediction. The cloud state is defined as 3D spatially distributed ...

T. Vukicevic; T. Greenwald; M. Zupanski; D. Zupanski; T. Vonder Haar; A. S. Jones

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Using Radar Wind Observations to Improve Mesoscale Numerical Weather Prediction  

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A high-resolution radar data assimilation system is presented for high-resolution numerical weather prediction models. The system is under development at the Naval Research Laboratory for the Navy’s Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction ...

Qingyun Zhao; John Cook; Qin Xu; Paul R. Harasti

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Atmospheric Dispersion at Spatial Resolutions Below Mesoscale for university of Tennessee SimCenter at Chattanooga: Final Report  

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In Year 1 of this project, items 1.1 and 1.2 were addressed, as well as item 2.2. The baseline parallel computational simulation tool has been refined significantly over the timeline of this project for the purpose of atmospheric dispersion and transport problems; some of these refinements are documented in Chapter 3. The addition of a concentration transport capability (item 1.2) was completed, along with validation and usage in a highly complex urban environment. Multigrid capability (item 2.2) was a primary focus of Year 1 as well, regardless of the fact that it was scheduled for Year 2. It was determined by the authors that due to the very large nature of the meshes required for atmospheric simulations at mesoscale, multigrid was a key enabling technology for the rest of the project to be successful. Therefore, it was addressed early according to the schedule laid out in the original proposal. The technology behind the multigrid capability is discussed in detail in Chapter 5. Also in Year 1, the issue of ground topography specification is addressed. For simulations of pollutant transport in a given region, a key prerequisite is the specification of the detailed ground topography. The local topography must be placed into a form suitable for generating an unstructured grid both on the topography itself and the atmospheric volume above it; this effort is documented in Chapter 6. In Year 2 of this project, items 1.3 and 2.1 were addressed. Weather data in the form of wind speeds, relative humidity, and baseline pollution levels may be input into the code in order to improve the real-world fidelity of the solutions. Of course, the computational atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) boundary condition developed in Year 1 may still be used when necessary. Cloud cover may be simulated via the levels of actinic flux allowed in photochemical reactions in the atmospheric chemistry model. The primary focus of Year 2 was the formulation of a multispecies capability with included chemical reactions (item 2.1). This proved to be a very arduous task, taking the vast majority of the time and personnel allocation for Year Two. The addition of this capability and related verification is documented in Chapter 7. A discussion of available tropospheric chemistry models is located in Chapter 8; and, a technology demonstrator for the full multispecies capability is detailed in Chapter 9. Item 2.3 has been partially addressed, in that the computation of sensitivity derivatives have been incorporated in the Tenasi code [7]. However, it has not been utilized in this project in order to compute probability distribution functions for pollutant deposition. In order to completely address the integration of weather and sensor data into the code (item 1.3) and integrate with existing sensor networks (item 3.1), a customizable interface was established. Weather data is most commonly available via a real database, and as such, support for accessing these databases is present in the solver source code. For integration functionality, a method of dynamic code customization was developed in Year 3, which is documented in Chapter 11.

Dr. David Whitfield; Dr. Daniel Hyams

2009-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

131

Mesoscale Model Simulation of the 4–5 January 1995 Lake-Effect Snowstorm  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Pennsylvania State University–NCAR Mesoscale Model version 5 (MM5), running on a triply nested grid, was used to simulate the intense lake-effect snowstorm of 4–5 January 1995. On the finest grid (5-km resolution) centered over Lake Ontario, ...

Robert J. Ballentine; Alfred J. Stamm; Eugene E. Chermack; Gregory P. Byrd; Donald Schleede

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

A Rapidly Deployable Operational Mesoscale Modeling System for Emergency-Response Applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An operational mesoscale model–based forecasting system has been developed for use by U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command meteorologists in their support of test-range operations. This paper reports on the adaptation of this system to permit ...

Thomas T. Warner; James F. Bowers; Scott P. Swerdlin; Brian A. Beitler

2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Transformed Shoreline-following Horizontal Coordinates in a Mesoscale Model: A Sea?Land-Breeze Case Study  

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A hydrostatic and incompressible mesoscale model with transformed horizontal coordinates is presented. The model is applied to study the sea-land-breeze circulation over Río de La Plata. One of the new coordinates is shoreline-following and the ...

Guillermo J. Berri; Mario N. Nuñez

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Electrification of Stratiform Regions in Mesoscale Convective Systems. Part II: Two-Dimensional Numerical Model Simulations of a Symmetric MCS  

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Model simulations of a symmetric mesoscale convective system (MCS; observations discussed in Part I) were conducted using a 2D, time-dependent numerical model with bulk microphysics. A number of charging mechanisms were considered based on ...

Terry J. Schuur; Steven A. Rutledge

2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

The Impact of GPS Precipitable Water Assimilation on Mesoscale Model Retrievals of Orographic Rainfall during SALPEX'96  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The potential of GPS precipitable water (PW) to improve mesoscale model retrievals of orographic precipitation is investigated for a prolonged rainfall event observed during the 1996 Southern Alps Experiment (SALPEX'96). The model is the Advanced ...

Mark Falvey; John Beavan

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Aerosol–Cloud Interactions in a Mesoscale Model. Part I: Sensitivity to Activation and Collision–Coalescence  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High-resolution numerical simulations of the aerosol–cloud feedbacks are performed with a mesoscale model. The multimodal aerosol species, added to the model, and the cloud species were represented by two spectral moments. The aerosol sources ...

Irena T. Ivanova; Henry G. Leighton

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Atmospheric Response to Local Upwelling in the Vicinity of New York–New Jersey Harbor  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Multiply nested urbanized mesoscale model [Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System (COAMPS)] simulations of the New York–New Jersey metropolitan region are conducted for 4–11 July 2004. The simulations differ only in their ...

Julie Pullen; Teddy Holt; Alan F. Blumberg; Robert D. Bornstein

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

The Effects of Mesoscale Ocean–Atmosphere Coupling on the Large-Scale Ocean Circulation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Small-scale variation in wind stress due to ocean–atmosphere interaction within the atmospheric boundary layer alters the temporal and spatial scale of Ekman pumping driving the double-gyre circulation of the ocean. A high-resolution ...

Andrew Mc C. Hogg; William K. Dewar; Pavel Berloff; Sergey Kravtsov; David K. Hutchinson

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Sensitivity of Convective Cloud Growth to Mesoscale Lifting: A Numerical Analysis of Mesoscale Convective Triggering  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Numerical model simulation of mesoscale lifting of the convective environment indicates that the ability of the environment to develop deep moist convection increases as mesoscale lifting increases. Mesoscale lifting produces increases in modeled ...

David A. Matthews; Bernard A. Silverman

1980-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

The Scripps Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Regional (SCOAR) Model, with Applications in the Eastern Pacific Sector  

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A regional coupled ocean–atmosphere model is introduced. It is designed to admit the air–sea feedbacks arising in the presence of an oceanic mesoscale eddy field. It consists of the Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS) and the Regional Spectral ...

Hyodae Seo; Arthur J. Miller; John O. Roads

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Validation of NWP Mesoscale Models with Swiss GPS Network AGNES  

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The importance of water vapor for the hydrological cycle of the earth and the atmosphere is well known but difficult to study and sample. In this respect, the vertically integrated water vapor (IWV) derived from global positioning system (GPS) ...

G. Guerova; E. Brockmann; J. Quiby; F. Schubiger; C. Matzler

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Evaluation of a Mesoscale Model with Different Surface Parameterizations and Vertical Resolutions for the Bay of Valencia  

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Two different setups of the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–NCAR Mesoscale Model (MM5) are used and the results of 71 forecasts are evaluated with a focus on the accuracy of meteorological surface data including wind, temperature, ...

Hinnerk Ries; K. Heinke Schlünzen

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Feasibility of the Direct Method to Solve the Anelastic Pressure Equation in Nonhydrostatic Two-Dimensional Mesoscale Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For anelastic nonhydrostatic mesoscale models, the pressure has to be solved from the Poisson partial differential equation. This can be done in various ways. Here the usually neglected direct method is compared to widely used (iterative) ...

Antoon Meesters

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Resolved turbulence characteristics in large-eddy simulations nested within mesoscale simulations using the Weather Research and Forecasting model  

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One-way concurrent nesting within the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model is examined for conducting large-eddy simulations (LES) nested within mesoscale simulations. Wind speed, spectra, and resolved turbulent stresses and turbulence ...

Jeff Mirocha; Branko Kosovi?; Gokhan Kirkil

145

Numerical Sensitivity Experiments of Varying Model Physics on the Structure, Evolution and Dynamics of Two Mesoscale Convective Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The effects of different model physics and different convective and boundary layer parameterization schemes are investigated using an 18-h nested-grid numerical simulation of the mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) that were responsible for the ...

Da-Lin Zhang; J. Michael Fritsch

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Impact of a Newtonian Assimilation and Physical Initialization an the Initialization and Prediction by a Tropical Mesoscale Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study illustrates the capability of Newtonian nudging and physical initialization in improving the initialized state and forecasts in the Florida State University high-resolution regional tropical mesoscale model. In particular it is shown ...

Kok-Seng Yap

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Mesoscale Modeling of Springtime Arctic Mixed-Phase Stratiform Clouds Using a New Two-Moment Bulk Microphysics Scheme  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new two-moment bulk microphysics scheme is implemented into the polar version of the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–NCAR Mesoscale Model (MM5) to simulate arctic mixed-phase boundary layer stratiform clouds observed during ...

H. Morrison; J. O. Pinto

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

An Evaluation of Microphysics Fields from Mesoscale Model Simulations of Tropical Cyclones. Part I: Comparisons with Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study presents a framework for comparing hydrometeor and vertical velocity fields from mesoscale model simulations of tropical cyclones with observations of these fields from a variety of platforms. The framework is based on the Yuter and ...

Robert F. Rogers; Michael L. Black; Shuyi S. Chen; Robert A. Black

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Development and Evaluation of a Coupled Photosynthesis-Based Gas Exchange Evapotranspiration Model (GEM) for Mesoscale Weather Forecasting Applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Current land surface schemes used for mesoscale weather forecast models use the Jarvis-type stomatal resistance formulations for representing the vegetation transpiration processes. The Jarvis scheme, however, despite its robustness, needs ...

Dev Niyogi; Kiran Alapaty; Sethu Raman; Fei Chen

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Warm-Season Effects of the Gulf Stream on Mesoscale Characteristics of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The meteorological regime off the coast of North Carolina exhibits little synoptic-scale baroclinity during the summer months. As a result, the large-scale atmospheric forcing in this region is frequently weak. Given this weak synoptic forcing, ...

M. Sean Sublette; George S. Young

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Mesoscale Simulation of Supercritical, Subcritical, and Transcritical Flow along Coastal Topography  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A mesoscale atmospheric model is used to address the characteristics of stratified flow bounded by a side wall along a varying coastline. Initial Froude number values are varied through alteration of marine inversion strength, permitting ...

Stephen D. Burk; Tracy Haack; R. M. Samelson

1999-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Workstation-Based Real-Time Mesoscale Modeling Designed for Weather Support to Operations at the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Station  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes the capabilities and operational utility of a version of the Mesoscale Atmospheric Simulation System (MASS) that has been developed to support operational weather forecasting at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and Cape ...

John Manobianco; Gregory E. Taylor; John W. Zack

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Formulation and Evaluation of a Nonhydrostatic Mesoscale Vorticity Model (TVM)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes the formulation and the application of the nonhydrostatic anelastic vorticity model (TVM). This model is constructed using a method involving two horizontal streamfunctions and two horizontal vorticity components. The ...

P. Thunis; A. Clappier

2000-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Using Similarity Theory to Parameterize Mesoscale Heat Fluxes Generated by Subgrid-Scale Landscape Discontinuities in GCMs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Similarity theory was used to develop a parameterization of mesoscale heat fluxes induced by landscape discontinuities for large-scale atmospheric models (e.g., general circulation models). For this purpose, Buckingham Pi theory, a systematic ...

Barry H. Lynn; Frank Abramopoulos; Roni Avissar

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Mesoscale Modeling for Mountain Weather Forecasting Over the Himalayas  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Severe weather has a more calamitous effect in the mountainous region-because the terrain is complex and the economy is poorly developed and fragile. Such weather systems occurring on a small spatiotemporal scale invite application of models with ...

Someshwar Das; S. V. Singh; E. N. Rajagopal; Robert Gall

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Posters Single-Column Model for Atmospheric Radiation Measurement...  

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Measurement Sites: Model Development and Sensitivity Test Q. Xu and M. Dong Cooperative Institute of Mesoscale Meteorological Studies University of Oklahoma Norman,...

157

Validation of the Coupled NCEP Mesoscale Spectral Model and an Advanced Land Surface Model over the Hawaiian Islands. Part II: A High Wind Event  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A high wind event (14–15 February 2001) over the Hawaiian Islands associated with a cold front is simulated using the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Mesoscale Spectral Model (MSM) coupled with an advanced land surface model (...

Yongxin Zhang; Yi-Leng Chen; Kevin Kodama

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Nonlinear Effects on Convectively Forced Two-Dimensional Mesoscale Flows  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One of the important problems in mesoscale atmospheric dynamics is how the atmosphere responds to convective heating or cooling. Here, the authors examine nonlinear effects on convectively forced mesoscale flows in the context of the nonlinear ...

Ji-Young Han; Jong-Jin Baik

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Mesoscale Variations of the Atmospheric Snow Line over the Northern Sierra Nevada: Multiyear Statistics, Case Study, and Mechanisms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Observations from several mountain ranges reveal that the height of the transition from snowfall to rainfall, the snow line, can intersect the terrain at an elevation hundreds of meters below its elevation in the free air upwind. This mesoscale ...

Justin R. Minder; David E. Kingsmill

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Mesoscale to plant-scale models of nuclear waste reprocessing.  

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Imported oil exacerabates our trade deficit and funds anti-American regimes. Nuclear Energy (NE) is a demonstrated technology with high efficiency. NE's two biggest political detriments are possible accidents and nuclear waste disposal. For NE policy, proliferation is the biggest obstacle. Nuclear waste can be reduced through reprocessing, where fuel rods are separated into various streams, some of which can be reused in reactors. Current process developed in the 1950s is dirty and expensive, U/Pu separation is the most critical. Fuel rods are sheared and dissolved in acid to extract fissile material in a centrifugal contactor. Plants have many contacts in series with other separations. We have taken a science and simulation-based approach to develop a modern reprocessing plant. Models of reprocessing plants are needed to support nuclear materials accountancy, nonproliferation, plant design, and plant scale-up.

Noble, David Frederick; O'Hern, Timothy John; Moffat, Harry K.; Nemer, Martin B.; Domino, Stefan Paul; Rao, Rekha Ranjana; Cipiti, Benjamin B.; Brotherton, Christopher M.; Jove-Colon, Carlos F.; Pawlowski, Roger Patrick

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A meso-scale unit-cell based material model for the single-ply flexible-fabric armor M. Grujicic a,*, W.C. Bell a  

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A meso-scale unit-cell based material model for the single-ply flexible-fabric armor M. Grujicic a April 2008 Accepted 12 February 2009 Available online 20 February 2009 Keywords: Flexible armor Meso-scale unit-cell based material model for a prototypical plain-woven single-ply flexible armor is developed

Grujicic, Mica

162

Simulations of the Climatological Wind Field in the Baltic Sea Area Using a Mesoscale Higher-Order Closure Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A three-dimensional mesoscale numerical model is utilized to investigate the climatological wind field over the Baltic Sea. To cover all synoptic and boundary layer conditions, a large number of model runs have to be made. Since this type of ...

Stefan Sandström

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

The Sensitivity of a Simulated Extratropical Mesoscale Convective System to Longwave Radiation and Ice-Phase Microphysics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A two-dimensional, nonhydrostatic version of the Colorado State University Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS) was applied to the simulation of a midlatitude, continental mesoscale convective system. A control simulation was established ...

Sue Chen; William R. Cotton

1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Challenges in Mesoscale Prediction of a Nocturnal Stratocumulus-Topped Marine Boundary Layer and Implications for Operational Forecasting  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A numerical study using the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesoscale Model (MM5) was performed to assess the impact of initial and boundary conditions, the parameterization of turbulence ...

Ramesh Vellore; Darko Kora?in; Melanie Wetzel; Steven Chai; Qing Wang

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Mesoscale Numerical Study of Two Cases of Long-Lived Quasi-Stationary Convective Systems over Eastern Spain  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A set of mesoscale numerical simulations using the Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric Research model is used to investigate two cases of extreme precipitation over eastern Spain. Both cases (3–4 November 1987 and 20 ...

R. Romero; C. A. Doswell III; C. Ramis

2000-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

A Study of a Mesoscale Solitary Wave in the Atmosphere Originating near a Region of Deep Convection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An analysis of a mesoscale wave which occurred over the eastern United States on 6 March 1969 is presented. Its origin is attributed to the perturbation of a midtropospheric inversion by a squall line. After the wave formed, it propagated in the ...

Yuh-Lang Lin; R. Craig Goff

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Quality Assurance in Atmospheric Modeling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper summarizes a number of best practices associated with the use of numerical models of the atmosphere and is motivated by the rapid growth in the number of model users, who have a range of scientific and technical preparations. An underlying ...

Thomas T. Warner

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Effects of Downdrafts and Mesoscale Convective Organization on the Heat and Moisture Budgets of Tropical Cloud Clusters. Part I: A Diagnostic Cumulus Ensemble Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A diagnostic cumulus ensemble model is developed to study the effects of convective-scale downdrafts and mesoscale convective organization on the heat and moisture budgets of tropical cloud clusters. The model adopts the spectral representation ...

Ming-Dean Cheng

1989-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

An Evaluation of Mesoscale Model Predictions of Down-Valley and Canyon Flows and Their Consequences Using Doppler Lidar Measurements during VTMX 2000  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A mesoscale model, a Lagrangian particle dispersion model, and extensive Doppler lidar wind measurements during the Vertical Transport and Mixing (VTMX) 2000 field campaign were used to examine converging flows over the Salt Lake valley in Utah ...

Jerome D. Fast; Lisa S. Darby

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Testing and Evaluating Atmospheric Climate Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Model validation is a crucial process that underpins model development and gives confidence to the results from running models. This article discusses a range of techniques for validating atmosphere models given that the atmosphere is chaotic and incompletely ...

Vicky Pope; Terry Davies

2002-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Implementation and assessment of turbine wake models in the Weather Research and Forecasting model for both mesoscale and large-eddy simulation  

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Flow dynamics in large wind projects are influenced by the turbines located within. The turbine wakes, regions characterized by lower wind speeds and higher levels of turbulence than the surrounding free stream flow, can extend several rotor diameters downstream, and may meander and widen with increasing distance from the turbine. Turbine wakes can also reduce the power generated by downstream turbines and accelerate fatigue and damage to turbine components. An improved understanding of wake formation and transport within wind parks is essential for maximizing power output and increasing turbine lifespan. Moreover, the influence of wakes from large wind projects on neighboring wind farms, agricultural activities, and local climate are all areas of concern that can likewise be addressed by wake modeling. This work describes the formulation and application of an actuator disk model for studying flow dynamics of both individual turbines and arrays of turbines within wind projects. The actuator disk model is implemented in the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model, which is an open-source atmospheric simulation code applicable to a wide range of scales, from mesoscale to large-eddy simulation. Preliminary results demonstrate the applicability of the actuator disk model within WRF to a moderately high-resolution large-eddy simulation study of a small array of turbines.

Singer, M; Mirocha, J; Lundquist, J; Cleve, J

2010-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

172

Improvement of Orographic Gravity Wave Parameterization Using a Mesoscale Gravity Wave Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Parameterization of gravity waves due to subgrid-scale orography is now included in most existing large-scale models of the atmosphere. Parameterization schemes, however, have so far been evaluated mainly in view of the overall performance of the ...

Young-Joon Kim; Akio Arakawa

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

The Use of Quasi-Nonhydrostatic Models for Mesoscale Weather Prediction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In recent years, there has been extensive study of the mathematical basis of weather prediction leading to a new system of continuous equations that are well posed, and a set of conditions that make discrete atmospheric and other models stable ...

A. E. MacDonald; J. L. Lee; Y. Xie

2000-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

The 13–14 December 2001 IMPROVE-2 Event. Part I: Synoptic and Mesoscale Evolution and Comparison with a Mesoscale Model Simulation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes the large-scale synoptic and mesoscale features of a major precipitation event that affected the second Improvement of Microphysical Parameterization through Observational Verification Experiment (IMPROVE-2) study area on 13–...

Matthew F. Garvert; Brian A. Colle; Clifford F. Mass

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

The reduction of plankton biomass induced by mesoscale stirring: a modeling study in the Benguela upwelling  

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Recent studies, both based on remote sensed data and coupled models, showed a reduction of biological productivity due to vigorous horizontal stirring in upwelling areas. In order to better understand this phenomenon, we consider a system of oceanic flow from the Benguela area coupled with a simple biogeochemical model of Nutrient-Phyto-Zooplankton (NPZ) type. For the flow three different surface velocity fields are considered: one derived from satellite altimetry data, and the other two from a regional numerical model at two different spatial resolutions. We compute horizontal particle dispersion in terms of Lyapunov Exponents, and analyzed their correlations with phytoplankton concentrations. Our modelling approach confirms that in the south Benguela there is a reduction of biological activity when stirring is increased. Two-dimensional offshore advection and latitudinal difference in Primary Production, also mediated by the flow, seem to be the dominant processes involved. We estimate that mesoscale processes are responsible for 30 to 50% of the offshore fluxes of biological tracers. In the northern area, other factors not taken into account in our simulation are influencing the ecosystem. We suggest explanations for these results in the context of studies performed in other eastern boundary upwelling areas.

Ismael Hernández-Carrasco; Vincent Rossi; Emilio Hernández-García; Veronique Garçon; Cristóbal López

2011-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

176

The reduction of plankton biomass induced by mesoscale stirring: a modelling study in the Benguela upwelling  

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Recent studies, both based on remote sensed data and coupled models, showed a reduction of biological productivity due to vigorous horizontal stirring in upwelling areas. In order to better understand this phenomenon, we consider a system of oceanic flow from the Benguela area coupled with a simple biogeochemical model of Nutrient-Phyto-Zooplankton (NPZ) type. For the flow three different surface velocity fields are considered: one derived from satellite altimetry data, and the other two from a regional numerical model at two different spatial resolutions. We compute horizontal particle dispersion in terms of Lyapunov Exponents, and analyzed their correlations with phytoplankton concentrations. Our modelling approach confirms that in the south Benguela there is a reduction of biological activity when stirring is increased. Two-dimensional offshore advection and latitudinal difference in Primary Production, also mediated by the flow, seem to be the dominant processes involved. We estimate that mesoscale processes are responsible for 30 to 50% of the offshore fluxes of biological tracers. In the northern area, other factors not taken into account in our simulation are influencing the ecosystem. We suggest explanations for these results in the context of studies performed in other eastern boundary upwelling areas.

Ismael Hernández-Carrasco; Vincent Rossi; Emilio Hernández-García; Veronique Garçon; Cristóbal López

2011-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

177

Cloud Shading Retrieval and Assimilation in a Satellite-Model Coupled Mesoscale Analysis System  

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A retrieval-assimilation method has been developed as a quantitative means to exploit the information in satellite imagery regarding shading of the ground by clouds, as applied to mesoscale weather analysis. Cloud radiative parameters are ...

Alan E. Lipton

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Sensitivity of the Simulated Distributions of Water Masses, CFCs, and Bomb 14C to Parameterizations of Mesoscale Tracer Transports in a Model of the North Pacific  

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A basinwide ocean general circulation model of the North Pacific Ocean is used to study the sensitivity of the simulated distributions of water masses, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), and bomb carbon-14 isotope (14C) to parameterizations of mesoscale ...

Yongfu Xu; Shigeaki Aoki; Koh Harada

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Modeling Mesoscale Cellular Structures and Drizzle in Marine Stratocumulus. Part II: The Microphysics and Dynamics of the Boundary Region between Open and Closed Cells  

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This is the second of two companion papers on modeling of mesoscale cellular structures and drizzle in marine stratocumulus. In the first, aerosol–cloud–precipitation interactions and dynamical feedbacks were investigated to study the formation ...

Hailong Wang; Graham Feingold

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Estimating the Effects on the Regional Precipitation Climate in a Semiarid Region Caused by an Artificial Lake Using a Mesoscale Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The effects on the regional precipitation climate by the construction of an artificial lake, in a semiarid region are studied. The study is performed using a mesoscale model to identify the larger-scale meteorological conditions when ...

Leif Enger; Michael Tjernström

1991-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Use of a Radar Simulator on the Output Fields from a Numerical Mesoscale Model to Analyze X-Band Rain Estimators  

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A full radar simulator, which works with the 3D output fields from a numerical mesoscale model, has been developed. This simulator uses a T-matrix code to calculate synthetic radar measurements, accounts for both backscattering and propagation ...

E-P. Zahiri; M. Gosset; J-P. Lafore; V. Gouget

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Multiphase Modeling of Flow, Transport, and Biodegradation in a Mesoscale Landfill Bioreactor  

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The need to control gas and leachate production and minimize refuse volume in municipal solid waste landfills has motivated the development of landfill simulation models to predict and design optimal treatment processes. We have developed a multiphase and multicomponent nonisothermal module called T2LBM for the three-dimensional TOUGH2 flow and transport simulator. T2LBM can be used to simulate aerobic or anaerobic biodegradation of municipal solid waste and the associated flow and transport of gas and liquid through the refuse mass. Acetic acid is used as a proxy for all biodegradable substrates in the refuse. T2LBM incorporates a Monod kinetic rate law for the biodegradation of acetic acid by either aerobic or anaerobic microbes as controlled by the local oxygen concentration. We have verified the model against published data, and applied it to our own mesoscale laboratory aerobic landfill bioreactor experiments. We observe spatial variability of flow and biodegradation consistent with permeability heterogeneity and the geometry of the radial grid. The model is capable of matching results of a shut-in test where the respiration of the system is measured over time.

Oldenburg, Curtis M.; Borglin, Sharon E.; Hazen, Terry C.

2002-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

A Coupled Model Study on the Formation and Dissipation of Sea Fogs  

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This study examined the impact of air–sea coupling using a coupled atmosphere–ocean modeling system consisting of the Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System as the atmospheric component and the Regional Ocean Modeling System as the ...

Ki-Young Heo; Kyung-Ja Ha

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

AMIP: The Atmospheric Model Intercomparison Project  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Atmospheric Model Intercomparison Project (AMIP) is an international effort to determine the systematic climate errors of atmospheric models under realistic conditions, and calls for the simulation of the climate of the decade 1979–1988 using ...

W. Lawrence Gates

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

VALDRIFT—A Valley Atmospheric Dispersion Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

VALDRIFT (valley drift) is a valley atmospheric transport, diffusion, and deposition model. The model is phenomenological—that is, the dominant meteorological processes governing the behavior of the valley atmosphere are formulated explicitly in ...

K. Jerry Allwine; Xindi Bian; C. David Whiteman; Harold W. Thistle

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Development and Testing of a Surface Flux and Planetary Boundary Layer Model for Application in Mesoscale Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Although the development of soil, vegetation, and atmosphere interaction models has been driven primarily by the need for accurate simulations of long-term energy and moisture budgets in global climate models, the importance of these processes at ...

Jonathan E. Pleim; Aijun Xiu

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Numerical Study of Local/Regional Atmospheric Changes Caused by a Large Solar Central Receiver Power Plant  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A two-dimensional, vertical cross section, numerical atmospheric mesoscale model has been applied to study the potential local/regional atmospheric effects of the installation of a 100 MWe solar thermal central receiver power plant at Barstow, ...

Chandrakant M. Bhumralkar; Arthur J. Slemmons; Kenneth C. Nitz

1981-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

FOAM:The Fast Ocean Atmosphere Model  

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Models Performance User Resources Publications History Developer's Page FOAM The Fast Ocean Atmosphere Model cup2.jpeg (48474 bytes) Image made by Johan Kellum with Vis5D...

189

Rigorous evaluation of a soil heat transfer model for mesoscale climate change impact studies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The influence of Climate Change on plant development as well as on carbon and nitrogen cycling in soils is an important research topic for Global Change impact assessment at the regional scale. These changes affect the availability and quality of ground ... Keywords: Energy balance, GLOWA-Danube, Land surface, Mesoscale, Soil temperature

Markus Muerth; Wolfram Mauser

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Advanced Atmospheric Modeling for Emergency Response  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Atmospheric transport and diffusion models are an important part of emergency response systems for industrial facilities that have the potential to release significant quantities of toxic or radioactive material into the atmosphere. An advanced ...

Jerome D. Fast; B. Lance O'steen; Robert P. Addis

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

Poster Sessions J. Dudhia Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Division  

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J. Dudhia J. Dudhia Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Division National Center for Atmospheric Research Boulder, CO 80307-3000 Introduction The concept of an Integrated Data Assimilation and Sounding System (IDASS) ensures that the needs of data collection are partly determined by the requirements of an assimilating mesoscale model. Hence, the sounding strategy is geared towards allowing the model to do the best possible job in representing the atmosphere over CART sites, for example. It is not clear a priori what density of coverage or types of data are required for a good simulation. In this work, we address the problem of determining the impact of varying the density of coverage of an idea! network by purely numerical experimentation. We use one model run to provide data and another independent run to assimilate it.

192

Hierarchy of Mesoscale Flow Assumptions and Equations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The present research proposes a standard nomenclature for mesoscale meteorological concepts and integrates existing concepts of atmospheric space scales, flow assumptions, governing equations, and resulting motions into a hierarchy useful in ...

P. Thunis; R. Bornstein

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

Coupling between the University of California, Davis, Advanced Canopy–Atmosphere–Soil Algorithm (ACASA) and MM5: Preliminary Results for July 1998 for Western North America  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The University of California, Davis, Advanced Canopy–Atmosphere–Soil Algorithm (ACASA) is coupled to the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Mesoscale Model (MM5) as a land surface ...

R. David Pyles; Bryan C. Weare; Kyaw Tha Paw U; William Gustafson

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Evaluation of Meteorological Models MM5 and HOTMAC Using PAFEX-I Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Two meteorological models, the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesoscale Model (MM5) and the hydrostatic version of the Higher-Order Turbulence Model for Atmospheric Circulation (HOTMAC), ...

Sang-Mi Lee; Harindra J. S. Fernando

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Coupled Atmosphere–Biophysics–Hydrology Models for Environmental Modeling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The formulation and implementation of LEAF-2, the Land Ecosystem–Atmosphere Feedback model, which comprises the representation of land–surface processes in the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS), is described. LEAF-2 is a prognostic ...

Robert L. Walko; Larry E. Band; Jill Baron; Timothy G. F. Kittel; Richard Lammers; Tsengdar J. Lee; Dennis Ojima; Roger A. Pielke Sr.; Chris Taylor; Christina Tague; Craig J. Tremback; Pier Luigi Vidale

2000-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Dynamics of Track Deflection Associated with the Passage of Tropical Cyclones over a Mesoscale Mountain  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study, the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric Research (PSU–NCAR) Mesoscale Model (MM5) was used to simulate Supertyphoon Bilis (in 2000) and Typhoon Toraji (in 2001) in order to investigate the ...

Yuh-Lang Lin; Nicholas C. Witcraft; Ying-Hwa Kuo

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Mesoscale Predictability of an Extreme Warm-Season Precipitation Event  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A mesoscale model is used to investigate the mesoscale predictability of an extreme precipitation event over central Texas on 29 June 2002 that lasted through 7 July 2002. Both the intrinsic and practical aspects of warm-season predictability, ...

Fuqing Zhang; Andrew M. Odins; John W. Nielsen-Gammon

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

A Reanalysis System for the Generation of Mesoscale Climatographies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The use of a mesoscale model–based four-dimensional data assimilation (FDDA) system for generating mesoscale climatographies is demonstrated. This dynamical downscaling method utilizes the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–National ...

Andrea N. Hahmann; Dorita Rostkier-Edelstein; Thomas T. Warner; Francois Vandenberghe; Yubao Liu; Richard Babarsky; Scott P. Swerdlin

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Mesoscale modeling of irreversible volume growth in powders of anisotropic crystals  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Careful thermometric analysis (TMA) on powders of micron-sized triamino-trinitrobenzene (TATB) crystallites are shown to display irreversible growth in volume when subjected to repeated cycles of heating and cooling. Such behavior is counter-intuitive to typical materials response to simulated annealing cycles in atomic-scale molecular dynamics. However, through coarse-grained simulations using a mesoscale Hamiltonian we quantitatively reproduce irreversible growth behavior in such powdered material. We demonstrate that irreversible growth happens only in the presence of intrinsic crystalline anisotropy, and is mediated by particles much smaller than the average crystallite size.

Gee, R; Maiti, A; Fried, L

2006-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

200

Spatiotemporal Trends in Episodic Ozone Pollution in the Lower Fraser Valley, British Columbia, in Relation to Mesoscale Atmospheric Circulation Patterns and Emissions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A cluster analysis of wind measurements from two meteorological stations in the Lower Fraser Valley, British Columbia, Canada, has been performed to identify mesoscale circulation regimes that are common to days on which ozone mixing ratios at ...

B. Ainslie; D. G. Steyn

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

Filtering of Gravity Modes in Atmospheric Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The impact of gravity modes in atmospheric model predictions is assessed quantitatively by comparing integrations with a normal mode initialized primitive equation model and its corresponding pseudogeostrophic form to document some generally ...

F. Baer; J. J. Tribbia

1984-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Evaluation of a Data Assimilation Technique for a Mesoscale Meteorological Model Used for Air Quality Modeling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An observational data assimilation (ODA) technique was evaluated based on both its direct effect on meteorological model fields and its indirect effect on the results of two air quality models that input these meteorological fields: a Lagrangian ...

Takato Umeda; Philip T. Martien

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

The Use of Cloud-Resolving Simulations of Mesoscale Convective Systems to Build a Mesoscale Parameterization Scheme  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A method is described for parameterizing thermodynamic forcing by the mesoscale updrafts and downdrafts of mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) in models with resolution too coarse to resolve these drafts. The parameterization contains ...

G. David Alexander; William R. Cotton

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

The “Footprint” under a Decaying Tropical Mesoscale Convective System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

On 10 February 1993, during the Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Response Experiment, the two NOAA WP-3Ds and the NCAR Electra flew under the anvil region of a decaying mesoscale convective system (MCS). Satellite and ...

Mark F. Geldmeier; Gary M. Barnes

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Use of Four-Dimensional Data Assimilation by Newtonian Relaxation and Latent-Heat Forcing to Improve a Mesoscale-Model Precipitation Forecast: A Case Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Penn State/NCAR mesoscale model has been used in a study of special static- and dynamic-initialization techniques that improve a very-short-range forecast of the heavy convective rainfall that occurred in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas during 9–...

Wei Wang; Thomas T. Warner

1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Influence of Grid Size and Terrain Resolution on Wind Field Predictions from an Operational Mesoscale Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One of the activities of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Air Resources Laboratory is to predict the consequences of atmospheric releases of radioactivity and other potentially harmful materials. This paper describes the ...

Jeffery T. McQueen; Roland R. Draxler; Glenn D. Rolph

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Airmass Modification over the Gulf of Mexico: Mesoscale Model and Airmass Transformation Model Forecasts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Several numerical models are used to examine strong air-sea fluxes and resultant airmass modification following a cold-frontal passage over the Gulf of Mexico. Data from the Gulf of Mexico Experiment (GUFMEX), which was conducted in February-...

Stephen D. Burk; William T. Thompson

1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Modeling of passive microwave responses in convective situations using output from mesoscale models  

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, given the high sensitivity of these frequencies to the particle characteristics, especially in the ice phase. This result gives us strong confidence not only in the radiative transfer model but also column. Using a microphysical parameterization of heat and water exchanges, the sources and sinks

Pardo-Carrión, Juan R.

209

Spectral Preconditioners for Nonhydrostatic Atmospheric Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The elliptic problems in semi-implicit nonhydrostatic atmospheric models are difficult. Typically, they are poorly conditioned, nonseparable, contain cross-derivative terms, and are often nonsymmetric. Here, the resulting linear system is solved ...

Stephen J. Thomas; Joshua P. Hacker; Piotr K. Smolarkiewicz; Roland B. Stull

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Toward a Fully Lagrangian Atmospheric Modeling System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An improved treatment of advection is essential for atmospheric transport and chemistry models. Eulerian treatments are generally plagued with instabilities, unrealistic negative constituent values, diffusion, and dispersion errors. A higher-...

Jahrul M. Alam; John C. Lin

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Dynamic Stabilization of Atmospheric Single Column Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Single column models (SCMs) provide an economical framework for assessing the sensitivity of atmospheric temperature and humidity to natural and imposed perturbations, and also for developing improved representations of diabatic processes in ...

John W. Bergman; Prashant D. Sardeshmukh

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Intraseasonal Variability in a Dry Atmospheric Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A long integration of a primitive equation dry atmospheric model with time-independent forcing under boreal winter conditions is analyzed. A variety of techniques such as time filtering, space–time spectral analysis, and lag regressions are used ...

Hai Lin; Gilbert Brunet; Jacques Derome

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

State-Space Modeling for Atmospheric Pollution  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Two different aspect concerning the state-space modeling for atmospheric pollution are dealt with separately in this paper: (i) the treatment of the advection-diffusion equation and (ii) the use of time series analysis.

E. Hernández; F. Martín; F. Valero

1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Vacillations in a Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Results are presented from a 35-year integration of a coupled ocean-atmosphere model. Both ocean and atmosphere are two-level, nonlinear primitive equations models. The global atmospheric model is forced by a steady, zonally symmetric Newtonian ...

Paul S. Schopf; Max J. Suarez

1988-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

A Community Atmosphere Model with Superparameterized Clouds  

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In 1999, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) scientists Wojciech Grabowski and Piotr Smolarkiewicz created a "multiscale" atmospheric model in which the physical processes associated with clouds were represented by running a simple high-resolution model within each grid column of a lowresolution global model. In idealized experiments, they found that the multiscale model produced promising simulations of organized tropical convection, which other models had struggled to produce. Inspired by their results, Colorado State University (CSU) scientists Marat Khairoutdinov and David Randall created a multiscale version of the Community Atmosphere Model (CAM). They removed the cloud parameterizations of the CAM, and replaced them with Khairoutdinov's high-resolution cloud model. They dubbed the embedded cloud model a "super-parameterization," and the modified CAM is now called the "SP-CAM." Over the next several years, many scientists, from many institutions, have explored the ability of the SP-CAM to simulate tropical weather systems, the day-night changes of precipitation, the Asian and African monsoons, and a number of other climate processes. Cristiana Stan of the Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Interactions found that the SP-CAM gives improved results when coupled to an ocean model, and follow-on studies have explored the SP-CAM's utility when used as the atmospheric component of the Community Earth System Model. Much of this research has been performed under the auspices of the Center for Multiscale Modeling of Atmospheric Processes, a National Science Foundation (NSF) Science and Technology Center for which the lead institution is CSU.

Randall, David; Branson, Mark; Wang, Minghuai; Ghan, Steven J.; Craig, Cheryl; Gettelman, A.; Edwards, Jim

2013-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

216

Mesoscale Modeling of Summertime Refractive Conditions in the Southern California Bight  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Large vertical gradients of temperature and moisture, often present at the top of the atmospheric boundary layer, can result in anomalous electromagnetic propagation. Layers in which the modified refractive index M decreases with height can act ...

Stephen D. Burk; William T. Thompson

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Tests of an Ensemble Kalman Filter for Mesoscale and Regional-Scale Data Assimilation. Part II: Imperfect Model Experiments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In Part I of this two-part work, the feasibility of using an ensemble Kalman filter (EnKF) for mesoscale and regional-scale data assimilation through various observing system simulation experiments was demonstrated assuming a perfect forecast ...

Zhiyong Meng; Fuqing Zhang

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

The IMPROVE-1 Storm of 1–2 February 2001. Part III: Sensitivity of a Mesoscale Model Simulation to the Representation of Snow Particle Types and Testing of a Bulk Microphysical Scheme with Snow Habit Prediction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A mesoscale model simulation of a wide cold-frontal rainband observed in the Pacific Northwest during the Improvement of Microphysical Parameterization through Observational Verification Experiment (IMPROVE-1) field study was used to test the ...

Christopher P. Woods; Mark T. Stoelinga; John D. Locatelli

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

The Mathematics of Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling  

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The Gaussian plume model is a standard approach for studying the transport of airborne contaminants due to turbulent diffusion and advection by the wind. This paper reviews the assumptions underlying the model, its derivation from the advection-diffusion ... Keywords: Gaussian plume solution, advection-diffusion equation, atmospheric dispersion, contaminant transport, inverse problem, linear least squares

John M. Stockie

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Development of a Land Surface Model. Part II: Data Assimilation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Part I described a land surface model, its implementation in the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesoscale Model (MM5), and some model evaluation results. Part II describes the indirect soil ...

Jonathan E. Pleim; Aijun Xiu

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Validation of the Coupled NCEP Mesoscale Spectral Model and an Advanced Land Surface Model over the Hawaiian Islands. Part I: Summer Trade Wind Conditions and a Heavy Rainfall Event  

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Validations of the 10-km operational Regional Spectral Model (RSM) and the coupled Mesoscale Spectral Model (MSM) with an advanced land surface model (LSM) forecasts during a 1-month period from 20 May through 20 June 2002 are performed at three ...

Yongxin Zhang; Yi-Leng Chen; Song-You Hong; Hann-Ming Henry Juang; Kevin Kodama

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

The sensitivity of the PSU-NCAR model (MM5) to cumulus parameterization in simulating the mesoscale environment associated with 2 June 1995 West Texas tornado outbreak  

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On 2 June 1995, many supercede thunderstorms were graphics. observed in West Texas between Lubbock and Amarillo under the synoptic and mesoscale environment which was increasingly more supportive of severe convection. Of the storms, those which crossed a particular outflow boundary, generated by earlier convection, produced violent tornadoes near Friona and Dimmitt, Texas. As documented in numerous other studies, the outflow boundary generated from the earlier convection seemed to play a important role in producing tornadic supercedes. This study presents observational features of the event, performs model simulations with three disparate cumulus parameterization schemes, and does a careful comparison between the simulations and observations. This study tries to understand the sequence of events which preceded the severe storm outbreak. Particularly, mesoscale features such as the dry line and outflow boundaries are carefully documented. Because of the significant impact of the convective outflow boundaries, this study tries to examine the sensitivity of the PSU/NCAR three dimensional nonhydrostatic mesoscale model (MM5) to the choice of cumulus parameterization scheme. The schemes used in this study include Kain-Fritsch, Fritsch-Chappell, and Grell schemes. The model simulation has a 67 x 67 grid domain centered at 35[] N and 102[] W with 27 km grid spacing, and starts at 12 UTC 2 June for 12-h forecast. The simulation results showed that, even though the general features agreed well among the three different simulations, the mesoscale features such as the outflow boundary, convective rain, temperature gradient, and pressure gradient associated with tee convective outflow were somewhat different among the different cumulus parameterizations. It seemed that the different behavior of the simulations was strongly dependent on the components constructing each cumulus parameterization. Despite the limitation of evidence suggested in this study, the Kain-Fritsch scheme appeared to be most suitable for the simulation of meso-[] scale features.

Han, Sang-Ok

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Use of Wind Profilers in a Mesoscale Experiment  

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During May and June of 1985, an experiment to study mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) was carried out in central Kansas and Oklahoma, using many of the latest measurement technologies in the atmospheric sciences. Among these were three 50-MHz ...

John A. Augustine; Edward J. Zipser

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

A Numerical Investigation of a Mesoscale Convective System  

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On 25 April 1975, as part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Atmospheric Variability Experiment IV, frequent upper-air soundings were taken at eastern United States synoptic sounding sites. An intense, long-lived mesoscale ...

Donald J. Perkey; Robert A. Maddox

1985-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

The Mesoscale Kinetic Energy Spectrum of a Baroclinic Life Cycle  

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The atmospheric mesoscale kinetic energy spectrum is investigated through numerical simulations of an idealized baroclinic wave life cycle, from linear instability to mature nonlinear evolution and with high horizontal and vertical resolution (?x ...

Michael L. Waite; Chris Snyder

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

Diabatic Divergence Profiles in Western Pacific Mesoscale Convective Systems  

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Heating in the atmosphere can be expressed as diabatic divergence ?d, which is nearly equal to the actual horizontal divergence ? in tropical convection. High-quality ? profile measurements from airborne Doppler radar “purls” in ten mesoscale ...

Brian E. Mapes; Robert A. Houze Jr.

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Mesoscale Influences of Wind Farms throughout a Diurnal Cycle  

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Large wind farms are expected to influence local and regional atmospheric circulations. Using a mesoscale parameterization of the effects of wind farms that includes a momentum sink and a wind speed–dependent source of turbulent kinetic energy, ...

Anna C. Fitch; Julie K. Lundquist; Joseph B. Olson

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Poleward Buoyancy Transport in the Ocean and Mesoscale Eddies  

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There are many dynamic similarities between mesoscale eddies in the ocean, and cyclones and anticyclones in the earth's atmosphere. Observational data, however, are still not adequate to explore this analogy in detail. In the present study a new ...

Kirk Bryan

1986-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Mesoscale Monitoring of Soil Moisture across a Statewide Network  

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Soil moisture is an important component in many hydrologic and land–atmosphere interactions. Understanding the spatial and temporal nature of soil moisture on the mesoscale is vital to determine the influence that land surface processes have on ...

Bradley G. Illston; Jeffrey B. Basara; Christopher A. Fiebrich; Kenneth C. Crawford; Eric Hunt; Daniel K. Fisher; Ronald Elliott; Karen Humes

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

The Impact of GEM and MM5 Modeled Meteorological Conditions on CMAQ Air Quality Modeling Results in Eastern Canada and the Northeastern United States  

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The fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesoscale Model (MM5) is currently the meteorological model most widely used as input into the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) modeling system. In ...

Steven C. Smyth; Dazhong Yin; Helmut Roth; Weimin Jiang; Michael D. Moran; Louis-Philippe Crevier

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

A Cooperative Atmosphere–Surface Exchange Study (CASES) Dataset for Analyzing and Parameterizing the Effects of Land Surface Heterogeneity on Area-Averaged Surface Heat Fluxes  

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A multiscale dataset that includes atmospheric, surface, and subsurface observations obtained from an observation network covering a region that has a scale order comparable to mesoscale and general circulation models is described and analyzed. ...

David N. Yates; Fei Chen; Margaret A. LeMone; Russell Qualls; Steven P. Oncley; Robert L. Grossman; Edward A. Brandes

2001-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling in Safety Analyses; GENII  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Workshop to Discuss Issues Regarding Deposition Workshop to Discuss Issues Regarding Deposition Velocity June 5-6, 2012 Jeremy Rishel Bruce Napier Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling in Safety Analyses: GENII Today's Presentation.... Will provide a high-level overview of the GENII codes. Will cover basic aspects of GENII's acute atmospheric transport model. Will review the GENII deposition model that is used to estimate the deposition velocity used in plume depletion. 2 GENII Development History 1988 - GENII V1 released ICRP-26/30/48 dosimetry 1990 - GENII V1.485 stabilized Current DOE Toolbox Version 1992 - GENII-S stochastic version 2004 - GENII V2 ICRP-72 age-dependent dosimetry Federal Guidance Report 13 risk factors

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3D atmospheric modeling based on MODTRAN4  

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All the factors of atmospheric environment that influence the transmission of infrared radiation were analyzed in detail in the paper. Taking horizontally varying atmospheric property into consideration, a 3D model of atmospheric transmission of infrared ... Keywords: MODTRAN4, infrared radiation, model, path radiation, ratio of atmospheric transmission, simulation, single scatter solar radiation

Ge Li; Zhifeng Lu; Gang Guo; Kedi Huang

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Development of a Zero-Dimensional Mesoscale Thermal Model for Urban Climate  

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A simple energy balance model is created for use in developing mitigation strategies for the urban heat island effect. The model is initially applied to the city of Phoenix, Arizona. There are six primary contributions to the overall energy ...

Humberto R. Silva; Rahul Bhardwaj; Patrick E. Phelan; Jay S. Golden; Susanne Grossman-Clarke

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Modulation of Internal Gravity Waves in a Multiscale Model for Deep Convection on Mesoscales  

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Starting from the conservation laws for mass, momentum, and energy together with a three-species bulk microphysics model, a model for the interaction of internal gravity waves and deep convective hot towers is derived using multiscale asymptotic ...

Daniel Ruprecht; Rupert Klein; Andrew J. Majda

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

An Application of an Explicit Microphysics Mesoscale Model to a Regional Icing Event  

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A hydrostatic regional prediction model is modified to permit the existence of both liquid and ice hydrometeors within the same grid volume. The modified model includes an efficient ice-water saturation adjustment and a simple procedure to create ...

George D. Modica; Scot T. Heckman; Roy M. Rasmussen

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

African Easterly Wave Dynamics in a Mesoscale Numerical Model: The Upscale Role of Convection  

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To examine the dynamical role of convection in African easterly wave (AEW) life cycles the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model is used to simulate the evolution of a single AEW from September 2004. The model simulations are validated ...

Gareth J. Berry; Chris D. Thorncroft

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

The Principles of Laboratory Modeling of Stratified Atmospheric Flows over Complex Terrain  

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Laboratory modeling provides a reasonably quick and relatively inexpensive method for investigating stratified air Row around mesoscale topography. Quantitative results for stratified flow over complex terrain may be obtained from suitably ...

Peter G. Baines; Peter C. Manins

1989-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

An Intercomparison of Simulated Rainfall and Evapotranspiration Associated with a Mesoscale Convective System over West Africa  

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An evaluation of precipitation and evapotranspiration simulated by mesoscale models is carried out within the African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis (AMMA) program. Six models performed simulations of a mesoscale convective system (MCS) ...

Françoise Guichard; Nicole Asencio; Christophe Peugeot; Olivier Bock; Jean-Luc Redelsperger; Xuefeng Cui; Matthew Garvert; Benjamin Lamptey; Emiliano Orlandi; Julia Sander; Federico Fierli; Miguel Angel Gaertner; Sarah C. Jones; Jean-Philippe Lafore; Andrew Morse; Mathieu Nuret; Aaron Boone; Gianpaolo Balsamo; Patricia de Rosnay; Bertrand Decharme; Philip P. Harris; J.-C. Bergès

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

A Radar Simulator for High-Resolution Nonhydrostatic Models  

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A full radar simulator for high-resolution (1–5 km) nonhydrostatic models has been developed within the research nonhydrostatic mesoscale atmospheric (Meso-NH) model. This simulator is made up of building blocks, each of which describes a ...

Olivier Caumont; Véronique Ducrocq; Guy Delrieu; Marielle Gosset; Jean-Pierre Pinty; Jacques Parent du Châtelet; Hervé Andrieu; Yvon Lemaître; Georges Scialom

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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3D Meso-scale Modelling of Aluminum-alloy Welding Processes for ...  

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In the present study, a granular model of solidification has been developed to simulate the welding process as a first step towards predicting solidification ...

242

Evaluation of a Simple Numerical Model as a Mesoscale Weather Forecasting Tool  

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During the America's Cup race series of 1986–1987, a numerical sea breeze model was used to assist offshore forecasts. The exercise has provided a detailed insight into the extent to which such a model may assist the forecasting process the ...

P. J. Rye

1989-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Baiu rainband termination in atmospheric and atmosphere-ocean models  

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Baiu rainband is a summer rainband stretching from eastern China through Japan towards the Northwest Pacific. The climatological termination of the Baiu rainband is investigated using Japanese 25-year ReAnalysis (JRA25), a stand-alone atmospheric ...

Akira Kuwano-Yoshida; Bunmei Taguchi; Shang-Ping Xie

244

A Conjunctive Surface–Subsurface Flow Representation for Mesoscale Land Surface Models  

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Most current land surface models used in regional weather and climate studies capture soil-moisture transport in only the vertical direction and are therefore unable to capture the spatial variability of soil moisture and its lateral transport. ...

Hyun Il Choi; Xin-Zhong Liang; Praveen Kumar

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

A Conjunctive Surface-Subsurface Flow Representation for Mesoscale Land Surface Models  

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Most current land surface models used in regional weather and climate studies capture soil-moisture transport in only the vertical direction and are therefore unable to capture the spatial variability of soil-moisture and its lateral transport. ...

Hyun Il Choi; Xin–Zhong Liang; Praveen Kumar

246

The Sensitivity of Precipitation to Circulation Details. Part II: Mesoscale Modeling  

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A base case and the best time-coherent, regional analog to that case, identified in Part I, were analyzed to determine the precise mechanisms responsible for the differences in precipitation amounts. This analysis was conducted using two modeling ...

Paul J. Roebber; Gerhard W. Reuter

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Improving Convective Precipitation Forecasting through Assimilation of Regional Lightning Measurements in a Mesoscale Model  

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A technique developed for assimilating regional lightning measurements into a meteorological model is presented in this paper. The goal is to assess the effectiveness of cloud-to-ground (CG) lightning information for improving the convective ...

Anastasios Papadopoulos; Themis G. Chronis; Emmanouil N. Anagnostou

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

A Nonreflecting Upper Boundary Condition for Anelastic Nonhydrostatic Mesoscale Gravity-Wave Models  

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A sponge layer is formulated to prevent spurious reflection of vertically propagating quasi-stationary gravity waves at the upper boundary of a two-dimensional numerical anelastic nonhydrostatic model. The sponge layer includes damping of both ...

Young-Joon Kim; Sajal K. Kar; Akio Arakawa

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Mesoscale Model Ensemble Forecasts of the 3 May 1999 Tornado Outbreak  

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A six-member ensemble is developed in which the ensemble members only vary in their model physical process parameterization schemes. This approach is accomplished by mixing three different convective parameterization schemes with two different ...

David J. Stensrud; Steven J. Weiss

2002-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

Incorporating Surface-Winds and Rainfall Rates into the Initialization of a Mesoscale Hurricane Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The initialization of a three-dimensional model with operational data for Hurricane Eloise (1975) was studied to assess the impact of using bogus storm data, surface winds, rainfall rates, and a high-resolution surface pressure analysis in the ...

Michael Fiorino; Thomas T. Warner

1981-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

How realistic are solar model atmospheres?  

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Recently, new solar model atmospheres have been developed to replace classical 1D LTE hydrostatic models and used to for example derive the solar chemical composition. We aim to test various models against key observational constraints. In particular, a 3D model used to derive the solar abundances, a 3D MHD model (with an imposed 10 mT vertical magnetic field), 1D models from the PHOENIX project, the 1D MARCS model, and the 1D semi-empirical model of Holweger & M\\"uller. We confront the models with observational diagnostics of the temperature profile: continuum centre-to-limb variations (CLV), absolute continuum fluxes, and the wings of hydrogen lines. We also test the 3D models for the intensity distribution of the granulation and spectral line shapes. The predictions from the 3D model are in excellent agreement with the continuum CLV observations, performing even better than the Holweger & M\\"uller model (constructed largely to fulfil such observations). The predictions of the 1D theoretical models ...

Pereira, Tiago M D; Collet, Remo; Thaler, Irina; Trampedach, Regner; Leenaarts, Jorrit

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

A Thermodynamic Foundation for Modeling the Moist Atmosphere  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

With advances in numerical modeling of the atmosphere, we have experienced that the return to the first principles of physics often enables a model to cope more easily with the complexities of the real atmosphere. The return to the primitive ...

Katsuyuki V. Ooyama

1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Response of the Middle Atmosphere to CO2 Doubling: Results from the Canadian Middle Atmosphere Model  

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The Canadian Middle Atmosphere Model (CMAM) has been used to examine the middle atmosphere response to CO2 doubling. The radiative-photochemical response induced by doubling CO2 alone and the response produced by changes in prescribed SSTs are ...

V. I. Fomichev; A. I. Jonsson; J. de Grandpré; S. R. Beagley; C. McLandress; K. Semeniuk; T. G. Shepherd

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Transient Response of a Global Ocean-Atmosphere Model to a Doubling of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The transient response of climate to an instantaneous increase in the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide has been investigated by a general circulation model of the coupled ocean-atmosphere-land system with global geography and annual ...

Syukuro Manabe; Kirk Bryan; Michael J. Spelman

1990-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

MESOSCALE MODELING OF DEFLAGRATION-INDUCED DECONSOLIDATION IN POLYMER-BONDED EXPLOSIVES  

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Initially undamaged polymer-bonded explosives can transition from conductive burning to more violent convective burning via rapid deconsolidation at higher pressures. The pressure-dependent infiltration of cracks and pores, i.e., damage, by product gases at the burn-front is a key step in the transition to convective burning. However, the relative influence of pre-existing damage and the evolution of deflagration-induced damage during the transition to convective burning is not well understood. The objective of this study is to investigate the role of microstructure and initial pressurization on deconsolidation. We performed simulations using the multi-physics hydrocode, ALE3D. HMX-Viton A served as our model explosive. A Prout-Tompkins chemical kinetic model, Vielle's Law pressure-dependent burning, Gruneisen equation-of-state, and simplified strength model were used for the HMX. The propensity for deconsolidation increased with increasing defect size and decreasing initial pressurization, as measured by the increase in burning surface area. These studies are important because they enable the development of continuum-scale damage models and the design of inherently safer explosives.

Springer, H K; Glascoe, E A; Reaugh, J E; Kercher, J R; Maienschein, J L

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Shape Analysis and Spatio-Temporal Tracking of Mesoscale Eddies in Miami Isopycnic Coordinate Ocean Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Detection and analysis of ocean surface phenomena have so far relied on manual analysis of long sequences of satellite images or images produced from the mathematical models. In this paper a technique for the three-dimensional shape analysis and spato-temporall ...

Veena Moolani; Ramprasad Balasubramanian; Li Shen; Amit Tandon

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

Improving the performance scalability of the community atmosphere model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Community Atmosphere Model (CAM), which serves as the atmosphere component of the Community Climate System Model (CCSM), is the most computationally expensive CCSM component in typical configurations. On current and next-generation leadership class ... Keywords: CAM, atmospheric modeling, massively parallel computing, performance, scalability

Arthur A. Mirin; Patrick H. Worley

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Development of a 3D atmospheric radiative transfer model  

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The 3D atmospheric radiative transfer model is established based on MODTRAN4. Moreover, the methods of calculating the ratio of atmospheric transmission, path radiation and single scattering solar radiation are presented. This 3D model is running by ... Keywords: MODTRAN4, atmospheric radiative transfer model, infrared radiation

Zhifeng Lu; Ge Li; Gang Guo; Kedi Huang

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

A Forecast Strategy for Anticipating Cold Season Mesoscale Band Formation within Eastern U.S. Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An ingredients-based, time- and scale-dependent forecast strategy for anticipating cold season mesoscale band formation within eastern U.S. cyclones is presented. This strategy draws on emerging conceptual models of mesoscale band development, ...

David R. Novak; Jeff S. Waldstreicher; Daniel Keyser; Lance F. Bosart

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

Sensitivity of Mesoscale Gravity Waves to the Baroclinicity of Jet-Front Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study investigates the sensitivity of mesoscale gravity waves to the baroclinicity of the background jet-front systems by simulating different life cycles of baroclinic waves with a high-resolution mesoscale model. Four simulations are made ...

Shuguang Wang; Fuqing Zhang

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recipes for Correcting the Impact of Effective Mesoscale Resolution on the Estimation of Extreme Winds  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Extreme winds derived from simulations using mesoscale models are underestimated because of the effective spatial and temporal resolutions. This is reflected in the spectral domain as an energy deficit in the mesoscale range. The energy deficit ...

Xiaoli Guo Larsén; Søren Ott; Jake Badger; Andrea N. Hahmann; Jakob Mann

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

QNH: Mesoscale Bounded Derivative Initialization and Winter Storm Test over Complex Terrain  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mesoscale bounded derivative initialization (BDI) is utilized to derive dynamical constraints, from which elliptic equations are formulated to derive smooth initial fields over complex terrain for mesoscale models. The initialization is ...

J. L. Lee; A. E. MacDonald

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

Multifunctional Mesoscale Observing Networks  

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More than 120 scientists, engineers, administrators, and users met on 8–10 December 2003 in a workshop format to discuss the needs for enhanced three-dimensional mesoscale observing networks. Improved networks are seen as being critical to ...

Walter F. Dabberdt; Thomas W. Schlatter; Frederick H. Carr; Elbert W. Joe Friday; David Jorgensen; Steven Koch; Maria Pirone; F. Martin Ralph; Juanzhen Sun; Patrick Welsh; James W. Wilson; Xiaolei Zou

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

Spatial Superposition Method via Model Coupling for Urban Heat Island Albedo Mitigation Strategies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A spatial superposition design is presented that couples the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesoscale Model (MM5) with the National Center of Excellence (NCE) lumped urban thermal model for ...

Humberto Silva III; Jay S. Golden

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Performance of mesoscale modeling methods for predicting microstructure, mobility and rheology of charged suspensions.  

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In this presentation we examine the accuracy and performance of a suite of discrete-element-modeling approaches to predicting equilibrium and dynamic rheological properties of polystyrene suspensions. What distinguishes each approach presented is the methodology of handling the solvent hydrodynamics. Specifically, we compare stochastic rotation dynamics (SRD), fast lubrication dynamics (FLD) and dissipative particle dynamics (DPD). Method-to-method comparisons are made as well as comparisons with experimental data. Quantities examined are equilibrium structure properties (e.g. pair-distribution function), equilibrium dynamic properties (e.g. short- and long-time diffusivities), and dynamic response (e.g. steady shear viscosity). In all approaches we deploy the DLVO potential for colloid-colloid interactions. Comparisons are made over a range of volume fractions and salt concentrations. Our results reveal the utility of such methods for long-time diffusivity prediction can be dubious in certain ranges of volume fraction, and other discoveries regarding the best formulation to use in predicting rheological response.

Pierce, Flint; Grillet, Anne Mary; Grest, Gary Stephen; Lechman, Jeremy B.; Plimpton, Steven James; in't Veld, Pieter J. (BASF Corporation Ludwigshafen, Germany); Schunk, Peter Randall; Heine, D. R. (Corning, Inc. Corning, NY); Stoltz, C. (Procter and Gamble Co. West Chester, OH); Weiss, Horst (BASF Corporation Ludwigshafen, Germany); Jendrejack, R. (3M Corporation St. Paul, MN); Petersen, Matthew K.

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Visualizing Storms from NCAR's Atmosphere Model at NERSC  

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Community Atmosphere Model, we are studying how well the model can reproduced observed tropical cyclone statistics. The simulated storms seen in this animation are generated...

267

I. Atmosphere Model Working Group (AMWG)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The AMWG used its development allocation for three main purposes: to understand, diagnose, and document the behavior of the Community Atmosphere Model (CAM3); to continue the evolution of the model beyond CAM3, including debugging and software engineering; and to understand and document aspects of the new functionality of the model. Substantial software engineering changes were made to CAM to more effectively isolate the points of interaction between model components and the rest of the CAM infrastructure. More components have an Earth System Modeling Framework (ESMF) type structure of "Initialize", "Run " and "Finalize, " which moves the model toward ESMF compatibility. We also made a number of changes to the model to facilitate the inclusion of other dynamical cores, particularly cores that will allow CAM to use model grids that are not oriented by latitude and longitude (e.g., cubed sphere and icosahedral/ triangular meshes). Extra software engineering features were also added, including Single Program-Multiple Data (SPMD) optimizations and extensions for CRAY and NEC platforms, changes to support IA64 clusters, and a number of bug fixes to improve

unknown authors

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

A Numerical Study of a Mesoscale Convective System during TOGA COARE. Part II: Organization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In Part I, the authors presented a successful numerical simulation of the life cycle of a warm-pool mesoscale convective system (MCS) that occurred on 15 December 1992 during the Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Response ...

Badrinath Nagarajan; M. K. Yau; Da-Lin Zhang

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

Adaptive Multilevel Modeling of Land-Atmosphere Interactions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Adaptive multilevel methods allow full coupling of atmospheric and land surface hydrological models by preserving consistency between the large-scale (atmospheric) and the regional (land) components. The methodology was investigated for three ...

Ana Paula Barros

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Predictability Associated with Nonlinear Regimes in an Atmospheric Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Atmospheric regimes are midlatitude flow patterns that persist for periods of time exceeding a few days. Here, the authors analyzed the output of an idealized atmospheric model (QG3) to examine the relationship between regimes and predictability.

John M. Peters; Sergey Kravtsov; Nicholas T. Schwartz

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Examination of the Impact of a Coupled Atmospheric and Ocean Wave System. Part II: Ocean Wave Aspects  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A coupled atmospheric and ocean wave system has been developed to study the impact of changes of surface roughness length induced by ocean waves. A two-way coupling between a mesoscale atmospheric model, MC2, and an oceanic wave model, a regional ...

R. Lalbeharry; J. Mailhot; S. Desjardins; L. Wilson

2000-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Weather Forecasts by the WRF-ARW Model with the GSI Data Assimilation System in the Complex Terrain Areas of Southwest Asia  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper will first describe the forecasting errors encountered from running the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) mesoscale model (the Advanced Research Weather Research and Forecasting model; ARW) in the complex terrain of ...

J. Xu; S. Rugg; L. Byerle; Z. Liu

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Nesting large-eddy simulations within mesoscale simulations for wind energy applications  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

With increasing demand for more accurate atmospheric simulations for wind turbine micrositing, for operational wind power forecasting, and for more reliable turbine design, simulations of atmospheric flow with resolution of tens of meters or higher are required. These time-dependent large-eddy simulations (LES), which resolve individual atmospheric eddies on length scales smaller than turbine blades and account for complex terrain, are possible with a range of commercial and open-source software, including the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model. In addition to 'local' sources of turbulence within an LES domain, changing weather conditions outside the domain can also affect flow, suggesting that a mesoscale model provide boundary conditions to the large-eddy simulations. Nesting a large-eddy simulation within a mesoscale model requires nuanced representations of turbulence. Our group has improved the Weather and Research Forecasting model's (WRF) LES capability by implementing the Nonlinear Backscatter and Anisotropy (NBA) subfilter stress model following Kosovic (1997) and an explicit filtering and reconstruction technique to compute the Resolvable Subfilter-Scale (RSFS) stresses (following Chow et al, 2005). We have also implemented an immersed boundary method (IBM) in WRF to accommodate complex terrain. These new models improve WRF's LES capabilities over complex terrain and in stable atmospheric conditions. We demonstrate approaches to nesting LES within a mesoscale simulation for farms of wind turbines in hilly regions. Results are sensitive to the nesting method, indicating that care must be taken to provide appropriate boundary conditions, and to allow adequate spin-up of turbulence in the LES domain.

Lundquist, J K; Mirocha, J D; Chow, F K; Kosovic, B; Lundquist, K A

2008-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

274

The Limitations of CFD Modeling for Furnace Atmosphere ... - TMS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Feb 1, 2002 ... The Limitations of CFD Modeling for Furnace Atmosphere Troubleshooting by P.F. Stratton, N. Saxena and M. Huggahalli ...

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Efficient Parallel I/O in Community Atmosphere Model (CAM)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Century-long global climate simulations at high resolutions generate large amounts of data in a parallel architecture. Currently, the community atmosphere model (CAM), the atmospheric component of the NCAR community climate system model (CCSM), uses ... Keywords: CAM, climate modeling, index reshuffle, parallel I/O, parallel netCDF

Yu-Heng Tseng; Chris Ding

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Circulation Regimes due to Attractor Merging in Atmospheric Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

From a dynamical systems theory perspective, the mechanisms of atmospheric regime behavior in a barotropic model, a pseudobarotropic model, and a baroclinic three-level model, where all of them show quite realistic regimes, are unveiled. Along ...

Mario Sempf; Klaus Dethloff; Dörthe Handorf; Michael V. Kurgansky

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Top-down estimate of anthropogenic emission inventories and their interannual variability in Houston using a mesoscale inverse modeling technique  

SciTech Connect

The 2000 and 2006 Texas Air Quality Study (TexAQS 2000 and 2006) field campaigns took place in eastern Texas in August-October of 2000 and 2006. Several flights of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) research aircraft were dedicated to characterizing anthropogenic emissions over Houston. Houston is known for having serious problems with non-attainment of air quality standards. We present a method that uses three models and aircraft observations to assess and improve existing emission inventories using an inverse modeling technique. We used 3-dimensional and 4-dimensional variational (3D-VAR and 4D-VAR) inverse modeling techniques based on a least-squares method to improve the spatial and temporal distribution of CO, NOy (sum of all reactive nitrogen compounds), and SO2 emissions predicted by the 4-km-resolution U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Emission Inventory (NEI) for 2005. Differences between the prior and posterior inventories are discussed in detail. We found that in 2006 the prior daytime emissions in the urban area of Houston have to be reduced by 40% {+-} 12% for CO and 7% {+-} 13% for NOy. Over the Houston Ship Channel, where industrial emissions are predominant, the prior emissions have to be reduced by 41% {+-} 15% for CO and 51% {+-} 9% for NOy. Major ports around Houston have their NOy emissions reduced as well, probably due to uncertainties in near-shore ship emissions in the EPA NEI inventory. Using the measurements from the two field campaigns, we assessed the interannual emission variability between 2000 and 2006. Daytime CO emissions from the Houston urban area have been reduced by 8% {+-} 20%, while the NOy emissions have increased by 20% {+-} 12% from 2000 to 2006. In the Houston Ship Channel, the daytime NOy emissions have increased by 13% {+-} 17%. Our results show qualitative consistencies with known changes in Houston emissions sources.

Brioude, J.; Kim, S. W.; Angevine, Wayne M.; Frost, G. J.; Lee, S. H.; McKeen, S. A.; Trainer, Michael; Fehsenfeld, Fred C.; Holloway, J. S.; Ryerson, T. B.; Williams, E. J.; Petron, Gabrielle; Fast, Jerome D.

2011-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling the effects of topography and wind on atmospheric dispersion of CO2 surface leakage at geologic carbon sequestration sites  

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Understanding the potential impacts of unexpected surface releases of CO{sub 2} is an essential part of risk assessment for geologic carbon sequestration sites. We have extended a mesoscale atmospheric model to model dense gas dispersion of CO{sub 2} leakage. The hazard from CO{sub 2} leakage is greatest in regions with topographic depressions where the dense gas can pool. Simulation of dispersion in idealized topographies shows that CO{sub 2} can persist even under high winds. Simulation of a variety of topographies, winds, and release conditions allows the generation of a catalog of simulation results that can be queried to estimate potential impacts at actual geologic carbon sequestration sites.

Chow, Fotini K.; Granvold, Patrick W.; Oldenburg, Curtis M.

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Prediction of Nine Explosive Cyclones over the Western Atlantic Ocean with a Regional Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A series of 14 numerical experiments were conducted using the Pennsylvania State University/National Center for Atmospheric Research mesoscale model on nine cases of explosive marine cyclogenesis. The main objective was to identify key factors ...

Ying-Hwa Kuo; Simon Low-Nam

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Sensitivity Analysis Using an Adjoint of the PSU-NCAR Mesoseale Model  

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An adjoint of the Pennsylvania State University-National Center for Atmospheric Research (PSU-NCAR) Mesoscale Model has been developed for use in sensitivity analysis following Cacuci. Sensitivity analysis is defined as the determination of the ...

Ronald M. Errico; Tomislava Vukicevic

1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Effects of Subgrid-Scale Parameterizations in a Zonally Averaged Ocean Model  

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Isopycnal diffusion and an additional transport velocity parameterizing the effect of mesoscale eddies are implemented in the ocean component of a 2.5-dimensional zonally averaged coupled ocean–atmosphere model. The equilibrium states of the ...

Reto Knutti; Thomas F. Stocker; Daniel G. Wright

2000-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Numerical Experiments in Mesoscale Prediction over Southeast Australia  

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A new movable fine-mesh model (MFM) developed at the Australian Numerical Meteorology Research Centre, for mesoscale data assimilation and forecasting, is described. For the present, it is a 10-layer, hydrostatic, primitive equations model with ...

D. J. Gauntlett; L. M. Leslie; L. W. Logan

1984-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Multiscale Interactions in the Life Cycle of a Tropical Cyclone Simulated in a Global Cloud-System-Resolving Model. Part II: System-Scale and Mesoscale Processes  

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The life cycle of Tropical Storm Isobel was simulated reasonably well in the Nonhydrostatic Icosahedral Atmospheric Model (NICAM), a global cloud-system-resolving model. The evolution of the large-scale circulation and the storm-scale structure ...

Hironori Fudeyasu; Yuqing Wang; Masaki Satoh; Tomoe Nasuno; Hiroaki Miura; Wataru Yanase

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

A Summertime Antarctic Mesocyclone Event over the Southern Pacific during FROST SOP-3: A Mesoscale Analysis Using AVHRR, SSM/I, ERS, and Numerical Model Data  

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The development of three summertime mesoscale cyclones (MCs) over the northern Amundsen and Bellingshausen Seas from 10 to 12 January 1995 (during FROST SOP-3) is studied by means of AVHRR data, ERS and SSM/I retrievals, and mesoscale numerical ...

Michael Lieder; Günther Heinemann

1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

The IAGL Land Surface Model  

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A model that computes the fluxes of energy and momentum between the land surface and the atmosphere is presented. It is designed to serve as a lower boundary in a mesoscale atmospheric model and is intended to be used to study the influence of ...

Koen De Ridder; Guy Schayes

1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Numerical Simulation of Mesoscale Eddies over Melbourne  

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A mesoscale wind field model is used to simulate a cyclonic nocturnal eddy which may form over Melbourne under stable conditions with light synoptic winds. Two types of eddy (Mel-I and Mel-II) are identified, with separate formation mechanisms. ...

John L. McGregor; Fujio Kimura

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Development and Testing of Polar Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model. Part I: Greenland Ice Sheet Meteorology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A polar-optimized version of the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesoscale Model (MM5) was developed to fill climate and synoptic needs of the polar science community and to achieve an ...

Keith M. Hines; David H. Bromwich

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Dynamic Assimilation of MODIS-Retrieved Humidity Profiles within a Regional Model for High-Latitude Forecast Applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A “hot start” technique is applied to the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric Research (PSU–NCAR) Mesoscale Model (MM5) to dynamically assimilate cloud properties and humidity profiles retrieved from the ...

Xingang Fan; Jeffrey S. Tilley

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Testing a Detailed Biophysical Parameterization for Land–Air Exchange in a High-Resolution Boundary-Layer Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In order to properly model the influence of land surface properties on mesoscale atmospheric phenomena, it is important to include physically realistic parameterizations of major biophysical processes involved. The primary influence of the ...

S. Argentini; P. J. Wetzel; V. M. Karyampudi

1992-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Empirical Correction of a Coupled Land–Atmosphere Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper investigates empirical strategies for correcting the bias of a coupled land–atmosphere model and tests the hypothesis that a bias correction can improve the skill of such models. The correction strategies investigated include 1) ...

Timothy DelSole; Mei Zhao; Paul A. Dirmeyer; Ben P. Kirtman

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Development of a Coupled Groundwater–Atmosphere Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Complete models of the hydrologic cycle have gained recent attention as research has shown interdependence between the coupled land and energy balance of the subsurface, land surface, and lower atmosphere. PF.WRF is a new model that is a ...

Reed M. Maxwell; Julie K. Lundquist; Jeffrey D. Mirocha; Steven G. Smith; Carol S. Woodward; Andrew F. B. Tompson

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

An Eulerian Limited-Area Atmospheric Transport Model  

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A limited-area, offline, Eulerian atmospheric transport model has been developed. The model is based on a terrain-following vertical coordinate and a mass-conserving, positive definite advection scheme with small phase and amplitude errors. The ...

Lennart Robertson; Joakim Langner; Magnuz Engardt

1999-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Evaluating Error Propagation in Coupled Land–Atmosphere Models  

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This study examines how land-use errors from the Land Transformation Model (LTM) propagate through to climate as simulated by the Regional Atmospheric Model System (RAMS). The authors conducted five simulations of regional climate over East Africa:...

Bryan Pijanowski; Nathan Moore; Dasaraden Mauree; Dev Niyogi

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

HIGH-RESOLUTION ATMOSPHERIC ENSEMBLE MODELING AT SRNL  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The High-Resolution Mid-Atlantic Forecasting Ensemble (HME) is a federated effort to improve operational forecasts related to precipitation, convection and boundary layer evolution, and fire weather utilizing data and computing resources from a diverse group of cooperating institutions in order to create a mesoscale ensemble from independent members. Collaborating organizations involved in the project include universities, National Weather Service offices, and national laboratories, including the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL). The ensemble system is produced from an overlapping numerical weather prediction model domain and parameter subsets provided by each contributing member. The coordination, synthesis, and dissemination of the ensemble information are performed by the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. This paper discusses background related to the HME effort, SRNL participation, and example results available from the RENCI website.

Buckley, R.; Werth, D.; Chiswell, S.; Etherton, B.

2011-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

295

Atmosphere–Ocean Modeling Exploiting Fluid Isomorphisms  

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Mathematical isomorphisms between the hydrostatic equations that govern the evolution of a compressible atmosphere and an incompressible ocean are described and exploited to guide the design of a hydrodynamical kernel for simulation of either ...

John Marshall; Alistair Adcroft; Jean-Michel Campin; Chris Hill; Andy White

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Assessment of methods for creating a national building statistics database for atmospheric dispersion modeling  

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Mesoscale meteorological codes and transport and dispersion models are increasingly being applied in urban areas. Representing urban terrain characteristics in these models is critical for accurate predictions of air flow, heating and cooling, and airborne contaminant concentrations in cities. A key component of urban terrain characterization is the description of building morphology (e.g., height, plan area, frontal area) and derived properties (e.g., roughness length). Methods to determine building morphological statistics range from manual field surveys to automated processing of digital building databases. In order to improve the quality and consistency of mesoscale meteorological and atmospheric dispersion modeling, a national dataset of building morphological statistics is needed. Currently, due to the expense and logistics of conducting detailed field surveys, building statistics have been derived for only small sections of a few cities. In most other cities, modeling projects rely on building statistics estimated using intuition and best guesses. There has been increasing emphasis in recent years to derive building statistics using digital building data or other data sources as a proxy for those data. Although there is a current expansion in public and private sector development of digital building data, at present there is insufficient data to derive a national building statistics database using automated analysis tools. Too many cities lack digital data on building footprints and heights and many of the cities having such data do so for only small areas. Due to the lack of sufficient digital building data, other datasets are used to estimate building statistics. Land use often serves as means to provide building statistics for a model domain, but the strength and consistency of the relationship between land use and building morphology is largely uncertain. In this paper, we investigate whether building statistics can be correlated to the underlying land use. If a reasonable correlation exists, then a national building statistics database could be created since land use is available for the entire U.S. Digital datasets of building footprint and height information have been obtained, validated and analyzed for eight western U.S. cities covering areas ranging from 6 km{sup 2} to 1653 km{sup 2}. Building morphological statistics (including mean and standard deviation of building height, plan area fraction and density, rooftop area density, frontal area index and density, building-to-plan area ratio, complete aspect ratio, height-to-width ratio, roughness length, displacement height, and sky view factor) have been computed for each city at 250-m resolution and are being correlated to underlying land use type. This paper will summarize the building statistics from the eight cites focusing on the variability within each city and between cities as a function of land use.

Velugubantla, S. P. (Srinivas, P.); Burian, S. J. (Steven J.); Brown, M. J. (Michael J.); McKinnon, A. T. (Andrew T.); McPherson, T. N. (Timothy N.); Han, W. S. (Woo Suk)

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Modeling the effects of atmospheric emissions on groundwater composition  

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A composite model of atmospheric, unsaturated and groundwater transport is developed to evaluate the processes determining the distribution of atmospherically derived contaminants in groundwater systems and to test the sensitivity of simulated contaminant concentrations to input parameters and model linkages. One application is to screen specific atmospheric emissions for their potential in determining groundwater age. Temporal changes in atmospheric emissions could provide a recognizable pattern in the groundwater system. The model also provides a way for quantifying the significance of uncertainties in the tracer source term and transport parameters on the contaminant distribution in the groundwater system, an essential step in using the distribution of contaminants from local, point source atmospheric emissions to examine conceptual models of groundwater flow and transport.

Brown, T.J.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

298

FOAM: Fast Ocean Atmosphere Model | Argonne National Laboratory  

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FOAM: Fast Ocean Atmosphere Model FOAM: Fast Ocean Atmosphere Model FOAM: Fast Ocean Atmosphere Model FOAM is a fully coupled, mixed-resolution, general circulation model designed for high-throughput (simulated years per day) while still providing a good simulated mean climate and simulated variability. FOAM uses the combination of a low resolution (R15) atmosphere model, a highly efficient medium-resolution ocean model, and distributed memory parallel processing to achieve high throughput on relatively modest numbers of processors (16-64). The quality of the simulated climate compares well with higher resolution models. No flux corrections are used. FOAM's intended purpose is to study long-term natural variability in the climate system. FOAM is also well suited for paleoclimate applications. FOAM is highly

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The 13–14 December 2001 IMPROVE-2 Event. Part II: Comparisons of MM5 Model Simulations of Clouds and Precipitation with Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper compares airborne in situ observations of cloud microphysical parameters with the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric Research (PSU–NCAR) Mesoscale Model (MM5) simulations, using the Reisner-2 ...

Matthew F. Garvert; Christopher P. Woods; Brian A. Colle; Clifford F. Mass; Peter V. Hobbs; Mark T. Stoelinga; Justin B. Wolfe

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Coupling between Gravity Waves and Tropical Convection at Mesoscales  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An idealized cloud-system-resolving model simulation is used to examine the coupling between a tropical cloud population and the mesoscale gravity waves that it generates. Spectral analyses of the cloud and gravity wave fields identify a clear ...

Todd P. Lane; Fuqing Zhang

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Idealized Mesoscale Convective System Structure and Propagation Using Convective Parameterization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The development and propagation of mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) was examined within the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model using the Kain–Fritsch (KF) cumulus parameterization scheme and a modified version of this scheme. ...

James Correia Jr.; Raymond W. Arritt; Christopher J. Anderson

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Mesoscale Moisture Initialization for Monsoon and Hurricane Forecasts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper addresses physical initialization of precipitation rates for a mesoscale numerical weather prediction model. This entails a slight modification of the vertical profile of the humidity variable that provides a close match between the ...

T. N. Krishnamurti; S. Pattnaik; D. V. Bhaskar Rao

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Mesoscale Moisture Analysis of the North American Monsoon  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The regional circulations that contribute moisture to the large precipitation over northwestern Mexico, the core region of the North American monsoon, are investigated using three summer seasons (July–September 1995–97) of Eta Model mesoscale ...

Ernesto Hugo Berbery

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Meso-?-scale Pressure Dips Associated with Typhoons  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Using a mesoscale model, the formation process of a pressure dip, which was characterized by a rapid decrease and subsequent increase in surface pressure lasting less than an hour, was investigated. A simulated pressure dip accompanied by Typhoon ...

Hironori Fudeyasu; Satoshi Iizuka; Taiichi Hayashi

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Temperature and Humidity Profiles in Mesoscale Unsaturated Downdrafts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Profiles of temperature and humidity beneath precipitating anvil clouds in tropical convective systems suggest the presence of a mesoscale unsaturated downdraft there. In this paper, a one-dimensional, steady-state, hydrostatic model of a ...

Colleen A. Leary

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

The Australian Summertime Cool Change. Part II: Mesoscale Aspects  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Observations of four cold-frontal systems traversing the coastal region of southeast Australia in late spring and early summer are described in terms of process occurring on the mesoscale. A conceptual model is presented which summarizes the main ...

J. R. Garratt; W. L. Physick; R. K. Smith; A. J. Troup

1985-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Mesoscale hybrid calibration artifact  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A mesoscale calibration artifact, also called a hybrid artifact, suitable for hybrid dimensional measurement and the method for make the artifact. The hybrid artifact has structural characteristics that make it suitable for dimensional measurement in both vision-based systems and touch-probe-based systems. The hybrid artifact employs the intersection of bulk-micromachined planes to fabricate edges that are sharp to the nanometer level and intersecting planes with crystal-lattice-defined angles.

Tran, Hy D. (Albuquerque, NM); Claudet, Andre A. (Albuquerque, NM); Oliver, Andrew D. (Waltham, MA)

2010-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

308

A Seasonally Forced Ocean–Atmosphere Model for Paleoclimate Studies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Seasonal forcing is applied to an idealized model of the ocean–atmosphere system by prescribing monthly values of solar insolation at the top of the atmosphere and wind stress at the ocean surface. In addition, meridional near-surface wind ...

Andreas Schmittner; Thomas F. Stocker

2001-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Urban Modifications in a Mesoscale Meteorological Model and the Effects on Near-Surface Variables in an Arid Metropolitan Region  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A refined land cover classification for the arid Phoenix (Arizona) metropolitan area and some simple modifications to the surface energetics were introduced in the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric ...

Susanne Grossman-Clarke; Joseph A. Zehnder; William L. Stefanov; Yubao Liu; Michael A. Zoldak

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Mesoscale Processes Contributing to Extreme Rainfall in a Midlatitude Warm-Season Flash Flood  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Observations and numerical simulations are used to investigate the atmospheric processes that led to extreme rainfall and resultant destructive flash flooding in eastern Missouri on 6–7 May 2000. In this event, a quasi-stationary mesoscale ...

Russ S. Schumacher; Richard H. Johnson

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Polar Mesoscale Cyclones in the Northeast Atlantic: Comparing Climatologies from ERA-40 and Satellite Imagery  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Polar mesoscale cyclones over the subarctic are thought to be an important component of the coupled atmosphere–ocean climate system. However, the relatively small scale of these features presents some concern as to their representation in the ...

Alan Condron; Grant R. Bigg; Ian A. Renfrew

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

The Influence of Coastal Shape on Winter Mesoscale Air-Sea Interaction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the case of cold air outbreaks, the combination of the coastal shape and the sea surface temperature (SST) pattern is shown to have a profound effect in establishing a low level mesoscale atmospheric circulation as a result of differential ...

David Atlas; Shu-Hsien Chou; William P. Byerly

1983-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Mesoscale Convective Vortex Formation in a Weakly Sheared Moist Neutral Environment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Idealized simulations of a diabatic Rossby vortex (DRV) in an initially moist neutral baroclinic environment are performed using the fifth-generation National Center for Atmospheric Research–Pennsylvania State University (NCAR–PSU) Mesoscale ...

Robert J. Conzemius; Richard W. Moore; Michael T. Montgomery; Christopher A. Davis

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Dynamical Analysis of the Boundary Layer and Surface Wind Responses to Mesoscale SST Perturbations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The dynamical response of the marine atmospheric boundary layer (MABL) to mesoscale sea surface temperature (SST) perturbations is investigated over the Agulhas Return Current during winter from a 1-month, high-resolution, three-dimensional ...

Larry W. O’Neill; Steven K. Esbensen; Nicolai Thum; Roger M. Samelson; Dudley B. Chelton

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

High-Resolution Observations and Model Simulations of the Life Cycle of an Intense Mesoscale Snowband over the Northeastern United States  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper investigates the structural and dynamical evolution of an intense mesoscale snowband occurring 25–26 December 2002 over the northeastern United States. Dual-Doppler, wind profiler, aircraft, and water vapor observations in concert with ...

David R. Novak; Brian A. Colle; Sandra E. Yuter

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Revisiting the Carrington Event: Updated modeling of atmospheric effects  

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The terrestrial effects of major solar events such as the Carrington white-light flare and subsequent geomagnetic storm of August-September 1859 are of considerable interest, especially in light of recent predictions that such extreme events will be more likely over the coming decades. Here we present results of modeling the atmospheric effects, especially production of odd nitrogen compounds and subsequent depletion of ozone, by solar protons associated with the Carrington event. This study combines approaches from two previous studies of the atmospheric effect of this event. We investigate changes in NOy compounds as well as depletion of O3 using a two-dimensional atmospheric chemistry and dynamics model. Atmospheric ionization is computed using a range-energy relation with four different proxy proton spectra associated with more recent well-known solar proton events. We find that changes in atmospheric constituents are in reasonable agreement with previous studies, but effects of the four proxy spectra use...

Thomas, Brian C; Snyder, Brock R

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

AN ANALYTIC RADIATIVE-CONVECTIVE MODEL FOR PLANETARY ATMOSPHERES  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present an analytic one-dimensional radiative-convective model of the thermal structure of planetary atmospheres. Our model assumes that thermal radiative transfer is gray and can be represented by the two-stream approximation. Model atmospheres are assumed to be in hydrostatic equilibrium, with a power-law scaling between the atmospheric pressure and the gray thermal optical depth. The convective portions of our models are taken to follow adiabats that account for condensation of volatiles through a scaling parameter to the dry adiabat. By combining these assumptions, we produce simple, analytic expressions that allow calculations of the atmospheric-pressure-temperature profile, as well as expressions for the profiles of thermal radiative flux and convective flux. We explore the general behaviors of our model. These investigations encompass (1) worlds where atmospheric attenuation of sunlight is weak, which we show tend to have relatively high radiative-convective boundaries; (2) worlds with some attenuation of sunlight throughout the atmosphere, which we show can produce either shallow or deep radiative-convective boundaries, depending on the strength of sunlight attenuation; and (3) strongly irradiated giant planets (including hot Jupiters), where we explore the conditions under which these worlds acquire detached convective regions in their mid-tropospheres. Finally, we validate our model and demonstrate its utility through comparisons to the average observed thermal structure of Venus, Jupiter, and Titan, and by comparing computed flux profiles to more complex models.

Robinson, Tyler D. [Astronomy Department, University of Washington, Box 351580, Seattle, WA 98195-1580 (United States); Catling, David C., E-mail: robinson@astro.washington.edu [Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington, Box 351310, Seattle, WA 98195-1310 (United States)

2012-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

318

Measurements, Models, and Hypotheses in the Atmospheric Sciences  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Measurements in atmospheric science sometimes determine universal functions, but more commonly data are collected in the form of case studies. Models are conceptual constructs that can be used to make predictions about the outcomes of ...

David A. Randall; Bruce A. Wielicki

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Comprehensive Model Simulation of Thermal Tides in the Martian Atmosphere  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper discusses the thermotidal oscillations in simulations performed with a newly developed comprehensive general circulation model of the Martian atmosphere. With reasonable assumptions about the effective thermal inertia of the planetary ...

R. John Wilson; Kevin Hamilton

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

A Moist Benchmark Calculation for Atmospheric General Circulation Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A benchmark calculation is designed to compare the climate and climate sensitivity of atmospheric general circulation models (AGCMs). The experimental setup basically follows that of the aquaplanet experiment (APE) proposed by Neale and Hoskins, ...

Myong-In Lee; Max J. Suarez; In-Sik Kang; Isaac M. Held; Daehyun Kim

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Interpretation of Atmospheric Low-Order Models  

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Low-order models (LOMs) arising in various popular fluid dynamic and atmospheric problems are shown to be equivalent to coupled three-mode nonlinear systems known in mechanics as Volterra gyrostats. The Volterra equations of the gyrostat differ ...

Alexander Gluhovsky; Ernest Agee

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Modeling Climate Variability in the Tropical Atlantic Atmosphere  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Climate variability in the tropical Atlantic sector as represented in six atmospheric general circulation models is examined. On the annual mean, most simulations overestimate wind stress away from the equator although much of the variability can ...

Jiande Wang; James A. Carton

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Numerical Modeling of the Atmosphere with an Isentropic Vertical Coordinate  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In constructing a numerical model of the atmosphere, we must choose an appropriate vertical coordinate. Among the various possibilities, isentropic vertical coordinates such as the ?-coordinate seem to have the greatest potential, in spite of the ...

Yueh-Jiuan G. Hsu; Akio Arakawa

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Climate Drift in a Coupled Land–Atmosphere Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A coupled land–atmosphere climate model is examined for evidence of climate drift in the land surface state variable of soil moisture. The drift is characterized as pathological error growth in two different ways. First is the systematic error ...

Paul A. Dirmeyer

2001-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Nonhydrostatic Atmospheric Modeling Using a Combined Cartesian Grid  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new method for representing topography on a Cartesian grid is applied to a two-dimensional nonhydrostatic atmospheric model to achieve highly precise simulations over steep terrain. The shaved cell method based on finite-volume discretization ...

Hiroe Yamazaki; Takehiko Satomura

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Optimizing Parameters in an Atmospheric General Circulation Model  

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An efficient method to optimize the parameter values of the subgrid parameterizations of an atmospheric general circulation model is described. The method is based on the downhill simplex minimization of a cost function computed from the ...

C. A. Severijns; W. Hazeleger

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

An Accurate and Efficient Radiation Algorithm for Middle Atmosphere Models  

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An accurate, efficient, and user-friendly radiation algorithm is developed for calculating net radiative heating rate in middle atmosphere models. The Curtis matrix interpolation scheme originally developed by Zhu is adopted with explicit ...

Xun Zhu

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Slow Instabilities in Tropical Ocean Basin–Global Atmosphere Models  

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The effect of ocean boundaries on instability in coupled ocean-natmosphere models is determined. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors are calculated for coupled systems featuring an ocean basin bounded zonally by a flat continent. The atmosphere is ...

Anthony C. Hirst

1988-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

A New Moist Turbulence Parameterization in the Community Atmosphere Model  

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A new moist turbulence parameterization is presented and implemented in the Community Atmosphere Model (CAM). It is derived from Grenier and Bretherton but has been heavily modified to improve its numerical stability and efficiency with the long ...

Christopher S. Bretherton; Sungsu Park

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Stable Schemes for Nonlinear Vertical Diffusion in Atmospheric Circulation Models  

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The intensity of vertical mixing in atmospheric models generally depends on wind shear and static stability, making the diffusion process nonlinear. Traditional implicit numerical schemes, which treat the variables to be diffused implicitly but ...

Claude Girard; Yves Delage

1990-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Response of a Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Model to Increasing Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide: Sensitivity to the Rate of Increase  

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The influence of differing rates of increase of the atmospheric CO2 concentration on the climatic response is investigated using a coupled ocean–atmosphere model. Five transient integrations are performed each using a different constant ...

Ronald J. Stouffer; Syukuro Manabe

1999-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Multiple-Century Response of a Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Model to an Increase of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide  

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To speculate on the future change of climate over several centuries, three 500-year integrations of a coupled ocean-atmosphere model were performed. In addition to the standard integration in which the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide ...

Syukuro Manabe; Ronald J. Stouffer

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Using Initial Condition and Model Physics Perturbations in Short-Range Ensemble Simulations of Mesoscale Convective Systems  

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Two separate numerical model ensembles are created by using model configurations with different model physical process parameterization schemes and identical initial conditions, and by using different model initial conditions from a Monte Carlo ...

David J. Stensrud; Jian-Wen Bao; Thomas T. Warner

2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Mesoscale and Large-Eddy Simulations for Wind Energy  

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Operational wind power forecasting, turbine micrositing, and turbine design require high-resolution simulations of atmospheric flow over complex terrain. The use of both Reynolds-Averaged Navier Stokes (RANS) and large-eddy (LES) simulations is explored for wind energy applications using the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model. To adequately resolve terrain and turbulence in the atmospheric boundary layer, grid nesting is used to refine the grid from mesoscale to finer scales. This paper examines the performance of the grid nesting configuration, turbulence closures, and resolution (up to as fine as 100 m horizontal spacing) for simulations of synoptically and locally driven wind ramping events at a West Coast North American wind farm. Interestingly, little improvement is found when using higher resolution simulations or better resolved turbulence closures in comparison to observation data available for this particular site. This is true for week-long simulations as well, where finer resolution runs show only small changes in the distribution of wind speeds or turbulence intensities. It appears that the relatively simple topography of this site is adequately resolved by all model grids (even as coarse as 2.7 km) so that all resolutions are able to model the physics at similar accuracy. The accuracy of the results is shown in this paper to be more dependent on the parameterization of the land-surface characteristics such as soil moisture rather than on grid resolution.

Marjanovic, N

2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

335

ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents: Evaluation of mesoscale  

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Evaluation of mesoscale model cloud simulations of the March 2000 IOP Evaluation of mesoscale model cloud simulations of the March 2000 IOP Tselioudis, George NASA/Goddard Institute for Space Studies A suite of mesoscale models was used to produce month-long runs of the March 2000 SGP IOP. The model cloud fields were evaluated against satellite and in-situ observations, using both monthly statistics of cloud properties and instantaneous cloud property distributions. It was found that compared to satellite retrievals models tend to overestimate cloud optical thickness in all dynamic regimes. The reasons for the differences in satellite and model cloud fields were investigated. Preliminary results indicate that the large model optical depths may be caused by an overestimate of cloud ice water amounts in the model simulations. Part of the differences, however,

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Mesoscale Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction  

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Its Relationship to Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Activity. J.destructiveness of tropical cyclones over the past 30 years.Distribution in Tropical Cyclones Using the Tropical

Seo, Hyodae

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Mesoscale coupled ocean-atmosphere interaction  

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Its Relationship to Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Activity. J.destructiveness of tropical cyclones over the past 30 years.Distribution in Tropical Cyclones Using the Tropical

Seo, Hyodae

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Mesoscale Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction  

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coastal ocean to strong offshore winds: With application toand R. L. Smith, 1995: Offshore wind forcing in the Gulf ofwind stress maximum and CCS SST front located roughly 200 km further offshore

Seo, Hyodae

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mesoscale coupled ocean-atmosphere interaction  

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coastal ocean to strong offshore winds: With application toand R. L. Smith, 1995: Offshore wind forcing in the Gulf ofwind stress maximum and CCS SST front located roughly 200 km further offshore

Seo, Hyodae

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Discrete second order adjoints in atmospheric chemical transport modeling  

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Atmospheric chemical transport models (CTMs) are essential tools for the study of air pollution, for environmental policy decisions, for the interpretation of observational data, and for producing air quality forecasts. Many air quality studies require ... Keywords: 65, Chemical transport models, Hessian singular vectors, Optimization, Second order adjoints, Sensitivity analysis, Stiff equations

Adrian Sandu; Lin Zhang

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Retrospective ENSO Forecasts: Sensitivity to Atmospheric Model and Ocean Resolution  

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Results are described from a series of 40 retrospective forecasts of tropical Pacific SST, starting 1 January and 1 July 1980–99, performed with several coupled ocean–atmosphere general circulation models sharing the same ocean model—the Modular ...

Edwin K. Schneider; Ben P. Kirtman; David G. DeWitt; Anthony Rosati; Link Ji; Joseph J. Tribbia

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Bringing Climate Models into Agreement with Observations of Atmospheric Absorption  

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A comparison of the output of two data assimilation models with a quasi-global, multiyear set of monthly mean observations shows that the models underestimate the amount of solar energy absorbed in the atmosphere by 15–30 W m?2, out of a total of ...

Albert Arking

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

A Model of Tropical Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction  

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A model is used to study ocean-atmosphere interaction in the tropics. The model ocean consists of the single baroclinic mode of a two-layer ocean. Thermodynamics in the upper layer is highly parameterized. If the interface is sufficiently shallow ...

Julian P. McCreary Jr.

1983-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Impact of Atmospheric Infrared Sounder Data on the Numerical Simulation of a Historical Mumbai Rain Event  

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In this paper, the three-dimensional variational data assimilation scheme (3DVAR) in the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric Research (Penn State–NCAR) Mesoscale Model (MM5) is used to study the impact ...

Randhir Singh; P. K. Pal; C. M. Kishtawal; P. C. Joshi

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Marine Atmospheric Boundary Layer Divergence and Clouds along California in June 1996  

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The authors have performed a numerical experiment using Mesoscale Model 5 (MM5) with a horizontal resolution of 9 km to simulate hourly atmospheric dynamics and thermodynamics along the U.S. California coast for all of June 1996. The MM5 results ...

Darko Kora?in; Clive E. Dorman

2001-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Hybrid fluid/kinetic modeling of Pluto's escaping atmosphere  

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Predicting the rate of escape and thermal structure of Pluto's upper atmosphere in preparation for the New Horizons Spacecraft encounter in 2015 is important for planning and interpreting the expected measurements. Having a moderate Jeans parameter Pluto's atmosphere does not fit the classic definition of Jeans escape for light species escaping from the terrestrial planets, nor does it fit the hydrodynamic outflow from comets and certain exoplanets. It has been proposed for some time that Pluto lies in the region of slow-hydrodynamic escape. Using a hybrid fluid/molecular-kinetic model, we previously demonstrated the typical implementation of this model fails to correctly describe the appropriate temperature structure for the upper atmosphere for solar minimum conditions. Here we used a time-dependent solver to allow us to extend those simulations to higher heating rates and we examined fluid models in which Jeans-like escape expressions are used for the upper boundary conditions. We compare these to our hybr...

Erwin, Justin T; Johnson, Robert E

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

An Evaluation of Two NEXRAD Wind Retrieval Methodologies and Their Use in Atmospheric Dispersion Models  

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Two entirely different methods for retrieving 3-D fields of horizontal winds from NEXRAD radial velocities have been evaluated using radar wind profiler measurements to determine whether routine wind retrievals would be useful for atmospheric dispersion model applications. The first method uses a physical algorithm based on four-dimensional variational data assimilation and the second simpler method uses a statistical technique based on an analytic formulation of the background error covariance. Both methods can be run in near real time, but the simpler method executed about 2.5 times faster than the four-dimensional variational method. The observed multi-day and diurnal variations in wind speed and direction were reproduced by both methods within about 1.5 km of the ground in the vicinity of Oklahoma City during July 2003. However, wind retrievals overestimated the strength of the nighttime low-level jet by as much as 65%. The wind speeds and directions obtained from both methods were usually similar when compared to profiler measurements, and neither method out-performed the other statistically. Within a dispersion model framework, the 3-D wind fields and transport patterns were often better represented when the wind retrievals were included along with operational data. Despite uncertainties in the wind speed and direction obtained from the wind retrievals that is higher than from remote sensing radar wind profilers, the inclusion of the wind retrievals are likely to produce more realistic temporal variations in the winds aloft than would be obtained by interpolation using the available radiosondes, especially during rapidly changing synoptic and mesoscale conditions.

Fast, Jerome D.; Newsom, Rob K.; Allwine, K Jerry; Xu, Qin; Zhang, Pengfei; Copeland, Jeffrey H.; Sun, Jenny

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Multilayer Upper-Boundary Condition for Longwave Radiative Flux to Correct Temperature Biases in a Mesoscale Model  

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An upper-level cold bias in potential temperature tendencies of 10 K day?1, strongest at the top of the model, is observed in Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model forecasts. The bias originates from the Rapid Radiative Transfer Model ...

Steven M. Cavallo; Jimy Dudhia; Chris Snyder

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Mesoscale Convective Complexes in Africa  

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Digitized full-disk infrared satellite imagery from the European geostationary satellite (Meteosat) for 1986 and 1987 was used to construct a climatology of mesoscale convective complexes (MCCs) in Africa One hundred ninety-five systems formed ...

Arlene G. Laing; J. Michael Fritsch

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

New Model Atmospheres: Testing the Solar Spectrum in the UV  

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We present preliminary results on the calculation of synthetic spectra obtained with the stellar model atmospheres developed by Cardona, Crivellari, and Simonneau. These new models have been used as input within the SYNTHE series of codes developed by Kurucz. As a first step we have tested if SYNTHE is able to handle these models which go down to log tau(Ross)= -13. We have successfully calculated a synthetic solar spectrum in the wavelength region 2000--4500 A at high resolution (R=522,000). Within this initial test we have found that layers at optical depths with log tau(Ross) spectrum computed from a solar model. We anticipate that these new extended models will be a valuable tool for the analysis of UV stellar light arising from the outermost layers of the atmospheres.

Rodríguez-Merino, L H; Bertone, E; Chavez, M; Buzzoni, A

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

New Model Atmospheres: Testing the Solar Spectrum in the UV  

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We present preliminary results on the calculation of synthetic spectra obtained with the stellar model atmospheres developed by Cardona, Crivellari, and Simonneau. These new models have been used as input within the SYNTHE series of codes developed by Kurucz. As a first step we have tested if SYNTHE is able to handle these models which go down to log tau(Ross)= -13. We have successfully calculated a synthetic solar spectrum in the wavelength region 2000--4500 A at high resolution (R=522,000). Within this initial test we have found that layers at optical depths with log tau(Ross) spectrum computed from a solar model. We anticipate that these new extended models will be a valuable tool for the analysis of UV stellar light arising from the outermost layers of the atmospheres.

L. H. Rodriguez-Merino; O. Cardona; E. Bertone; M. Chavez; A. Buzzoni

2007-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

352

Effect of Land–Atmosphere Interactions on the IHOP 24–25 May 2002 Convection Case  

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Numerical simulations are conducted using the Coupled Ocean/Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System (COAMPS) to investigate the impact of land–vegetation processes on the prediction of mesoscale convection observed on 24–25 May 2002 during the ...

Teddy R. Holt; Dev Niyogi; Fei Chen; Kevin Manning; Margaret A. LeMone; Aneela Qureshi

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

A Global Nonhydrostatic Semi-Lagrangian Atmospheric Model with Orography  

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A global nonhydrostatic semi-implicit semi-Lagrangian (SISL) atmospheric model with orography has been developed. The height-based terrain-following ?z coordinate of Gal-Chen and Somerville is used to incorporate the orography. A 3D vector form ...

Jian-Hua Qian; Fredrick H. M. Semazzi; Jeffrey S. Scroggs

1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

A Global Nonhydrostatic Semi-Lagrangian Atmospheric Model without Orography  

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A semi-Lagrangian semi-implicit finite-difference nonhydrostatic global atmospheric model on a flat terrain has been developed. Starting from the initialized ECMWF analysis of 0000 UTC 15 January 1979, a series of 5-day test runs have been ...

Frederick H. M. Semazzi; Jian-Hua Qian; Jeffrey S. Scroggs

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

U.S. West Coast Surface Heat Fluxes, Wind Stress, and Wind Stress Curl from a Mesoscale Model  

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Monthly averages of numerical model fields are beneficial for depicting patterns in surface forcing such as sensible and latent heat fluxes, wind stress, and wind stress curl over data-sparse ocean regions. Grid resolutions less than 10 km ...

T. Haack; S. D. Burk; R. M. Hodur

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Mesoscale Numerical Weather Prediction Models Used in Support of Infrared Hyperspectral Measurement Simulation and Product Algorithm Development  

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A novel application of numerical weather prediction (NWP) models within an end-to-end processing system used to demonstrate advanced hyperspectral satellite technologies and instrument concepts is presented. As part of this system, sophisticated ...

Jason A. Otkin; Derek J. Posselt; Erik R. Olson; Hung-Lung Huang; James E. Davies; Jun Li; Christopher S. Velden

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

AVHRR-Derived Land Surface Conditions for Flux Simulations with a Mesoscale Model over the HAPEX-Sahel Study Area  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The description of land surface conditions at a spatial scale adapted to climate and meteorological models is at the core of major problems in environment studies. In this regard, the information routinely provided by remote sensing observations ...

Roselyne Lacaze; Sylvie Donier; Pierre Lacarrère; Jean-Louis Roujean

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Modeling land-surface/atmosphere dynamics for CHAMMP  

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Project progress is described on a DOE CHAMP project to model the land-surface/atmosphere coupling in a heterogeneous environment. This work is a collaboration between scientists at Iowa State University and the University of New Hampshire. Work has proceeded in two areas: baseline model coupling and data base development for model validation. The core model elements (land model, atmosphere model) have been ported to the Principal Investigator's computing system and baseline coupling has commenced. The initial target data base is the set of observations from the FIFE field campaign, which is in the process of being acquired. For the remainder of the project period, additional data from the region surrounding the FIFE site and from other field campaigns will be acquired to determine how to best extrapolate results from the initial target region to the rest of the globe. In addition, variants of the coupled model will be used to perform experiments examining resolution requirements and coupling strategies for land-atmosphere coupling in a heterogeneous environment.

Gutowski, W.J. Jr.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

A GRID OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL STELLAR ATMOSPHERE MODELS OF SOLAR METALLICITY. I. GENERAL PROPERTIES, GRANULATION, AND ATMOSPHERIC EXPANSION  

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Present grids of stellar atmosphere models are the workhorses in interpreting stellar observations and determining their fundamental parameters. These models rely on greatly simplified models of convection, however, lending less predictive power to such models of late-type stars. We present a grid of improved and more reliable stellar atmosphere models of late-type stars, based on deep, three-dimensional (3D), convective, stellar atmosphere simulations. This grid is to be used in general for interpreting observations and improving stellar and asteroseismic modeling. We solve the Navier Stokes equations in 3D and concurrent with the radiative transfer equation, for a range of atmospheric parameters, covering most of stellar evolution with convection at the surface. We emphasize the use of the best available atomic physics for quantitative predictions and comparisons with observations. We present granulation size, convective expansion of the acoustic cavity, and asymptotic adiabat as functions of atmospheric parameters.

Trampedach, Regner [JILA, University of Colorado and National Institute of Standards and Technology, 440 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309 (United States); Asplund, Martin; Collet, Remo [Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Mt. Stromlo Observatory, Cotter Road, Weston ACT 2611 (Australia); Nordlund, Ake [Astronomical Observatory/Niels Bohr Institute, Juliane Maries Vej 30, DK-2100 Copenhagen O (Denmark); Stein, Robert F. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 48824 (United States)

2013-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling atmospheric effects of the September 1859 Solar Flare  

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We have modeled atmospheric effects, especially ozone depletion, due to a solar proton event which probably accompanied the extreme magnetic storm of 1-2 September 1859. We use an inferred proton fluence for this event as estimated from nitrate levels in Greenland ice cores. We present results showing production of odd nitrogen compounds and their impact on ozone. We also compute rainout of nitrate in our model and compare to values from ice core data.

Thomas, B; Melott, A; Thomas, Brian; Jackman, Charles; Melott, Adrian

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling atmospheric effects of the September 1859 Solar Flare  

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We have modeled atmospheric effects, especially ozone depletion, due to a solar proton event which probably accompanied the extreme magnetic storm of 1-2 September 1859. We use an inferred proton fluence for this event as estimated from nitrate levels in Greenland ice cores. We present results showing production of odd nitrogen compounds and their impact on ozone. We also compute rainout of nitrate in our model and compare to values from ice core data.

Brian Thomas; Charles Jackman; Adrian Melott

2006-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

362

Simulation of microphysical structure associated with tropical cloud clusters using mesoscale model and comparison with TRMM observations  

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An attempt has been made in the present study to examine the microphysical structure of a non-squall Tropical Cloud Cluster (TCC). Three-dimensional model simulations of cloud microphysical structure associated with a non-squall TCC occurred on 26 October ...

S. Abhilash; K. Mohankumar; S. Das

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Comparison of the Diurnal Precipitation Cycle in Convection-Resolving and Non-Convection-Resolving Mesoscale Models  

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The diurnal cycles of rainfall in 5-km grid-spacing convection-resolving and 22-km grid-spacing non-convection-resolving configurations of the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model are compared to see if significant improvements can be ...

Adam J. Clark; William A. Gallus Jr.; Tsing-Chang Chen

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Segmentation and Tracking of Mesoscale Eddies in Numeric Ocean Models Vishal Sood, Bin John, Ramprasad Balasubramanian and Amit Tandon*  

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, Ramprasad Balasubramanian and Amit Tandon* Department of Computer and Information Science. Tandon and V. Shah Visualization methods for heat transport in Miami Isopycnic Circulation Ocean Model (MICOM). IASTED CGIM. Hawaii, USA. 281-286, August 2002. [2] R. Balasubramanian, A. Tandon, B. John and V

Tandon, Amit

365

Theoretical Studies of Convectively Forced Mesoscale Flows in Three Dimensions. Part I: Uniform Basic-State Flow  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Convectively forced mesoscale flows in three dimensions are theoretically investigated by examining the transient response of a stably stratified atmosphere to convective heating. Solutions for the equations governing small-amplitude ...

Ji-Young Han; Jong-Jin Baik

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Observations of a Terrain-Forced Mesoscale Vortex and Canyon Drainage Flows along the Front Range of Colorado  

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Observations taken during the February 1991 Atmospheric Studies in Complex Terrain (ASCOT) Winter Validation Study are used to describe the wind field associated with a terrain-forced mesoscale vortex and thermally forced canyon drainage flows ...

David H. Levinson; Robert M. Banta

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Quantification of Predictive Skill for Mesoscale and Synoptic-Scale Meteorological Features as a Function of Horizontal Grid Resolution  

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To quantitatively assess numerical predictive skill for synoptic and mesoscale features as a function of horizontal grid resolution, a series of experiments is conducted using the Pennsylvania State University-National Center for Atmospheric ...

Stephen S. Weygandt; Nelson L. Seaman

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

A Hidden Markov Model Perspective on Regimes and Metastability in Atmospheric Flows  

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In this study, data from three atmospheric models are analyzed to investigate the existence of atmospheric flow regimes despite nearly Gaussian statistics of the planetary waves in these models. A hierarchy of models is used, which describes the ...

Christian Franzke; Daan Crommelin; Alexander Fischer; Andrew J. Majda

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

The Ocean–Land–Atmosphere Model (OLAM). Part I: Shallow-Water Tests  

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The Ocean–Land–Atmosphere Model (OLAM) has been developed to extend the capabilities of the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS) to a global model domain. OLAM adopts many features of its predecessor, including physical parameterizations, ...

Robert L. Walko; Roni Avissar

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Numerical Investigation of Mesoscale Circulations over the Los Angeles Basin. Part I. A Verification Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes some improvements to the Colorado State University mesoscale model and the evaluation of the model's accuracy in simulating airflows in the Los Angeles Basin. Model output was compared with observations taken on two ...

Brian L. Ulrickson; Clifford F. Mass

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Interannual Tropical Rainfall Variability in General Circulation Model Simulations Associated with the Atmospheric Model Intercomparison Project  

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The interannual variability of rainfall over the Indian subcontinent, the African Sahel, and the Nordeste region of Brazil have been evaluated in 32 models for the period 1979–88 as part of the Atmospheric Model Intercomparison Project (AMIP). ...

K. R. Sperber; T. N. Palmer

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Organizational Modes of Midlatitude Mesoscale Convective Systems  

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This paper discusses common modes of mesoscale convective organization. Using 2-km national composite reflectivity data, the authors investigated linear mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) that occurred in the central United States during May ...

Matthew D. Parker; Richard H. Johnson

2000-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Mesoscale Climatic Simulation of Surface Air Temperature Cooling by Highly  

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Mesoscale Climatic Simulation of Surface Air Temperature Cooling by Highly Mesoscale Climatic Simulation of Surface Air Temperature Cooling by Highly Reflective Greenhouses in SE Spain Title Mesoscale Climatic Simulation of Surface Air Temperature Cooling by Highly Reflective Greenhouses in SE Spain Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2013 Authors Campra, Pablo, and Dev Millstein Journal Environmental Science & Technology Volume 47 Issue 21 Pagination 12284 - 12290 Date Published 11/2013 ISSN 0013-936X Keywords buildings, Heat Island Group Abstract A long-term local cooling trend in surface air temperature has been monitored at the largest concentration of reflective greenhouses in the world, at the Province of Almeria, SE Spain, associated with a dramatic increase in surface albedo in the area. The availability of reliable long-term climatic field data at this site offers a unique opportunity to test the skill of mesoscale meteorological models describing and predicting the impacts of land use change on local climate. Using the Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) mesoscale model, we have run a sensitivity experiment to simulate the impact of the observed surface albedo change on monthly and annual surface air temperatures. The model output showed a mean annual cooling of 0.25 °C associated with a 0.09 albedo increase, and a reduction of 22.8 W m-2 of net incoming solar radiation at surface. Mean reduction of summer daily maximum temperatures was 0.49 °C, with the largest single-day decrease equal to 1.3 °C. WRF output was evaluated and compared with observations. A mean annual warm bias (MBE) of 0.42 °C was estimated. High correlation coefficients (R2 > 0.9) were found between modeled and observed values. This study has particular interest in the assessment of the potential for urban temperature cooling by cool roofs deployment projects, as well as in the evaluation of mesoscale climatic models performance.

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SECHIBA, a New Set of Parameterizations of the Hydrologic Exchanges at the Land-Atmosphere Interface within the LMD Atmospheric General Circulation Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A simple parameterization of the hydrologic exchanges between the soil-vegetation system and the atmosphere (SECHIBA) has been developed for use within atmospheric general circulation models (AGCM).

Nathale I. Ducoudré; Katia Laval; Alain Perrier

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Mesoscale Computational Materials Science - Programmaster.org  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Jul 31, 2012 ... Symposium, Mesoscale Computational Materials Science of Energy Materials. Sponsorship ... materials for advanced batteries and fuel cells

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Acoustic Characterization of Mesoscale Objects  

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This report describes the science and engineering performed to provide state-of-the-art acoustic capabilities for nondestructively characterizing mesoscale (millimeter-sized) objects--allowing micrometer resolution over the objects entire volume. Materials and structures used in mesoscale objects necessitate the use of (1) GHz acoustic frequencies and (2) non-contacting laser generation and detection of acoustic waves. This effort demonstrated that acoustic methods at gigahertz frequencies have the necessary penetration depth and spatial resolution to effectively detect density discontinuities, gaps, and delaminations. A prototype laser-based ultrasonic system was designed and built. The system uses a micro-chip laser for excitation of broadband ultrasonic waves with frequency components reaching 1.0 GHz, and a path-stabilized Michelson interferometer for detection. The proof-of-concept for mesoscale characterization is demonstrated by imaging a micro-fabricated etched pattern in a 70 {micro}m thick silicon wafer.

Chinn, D; Huber, R; Chambers, D; Cole, G; Balogun, O; Spicer, J; Murray, T

2007-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

377

Validation and Sensitivity Analysis of a New Atmosphere–Soil–Vegetation Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes details, validation, and sensitivity analysis of a new atmosphere–soil–vegetation model. The model consists of one-dimensional multilayer submodels for atmosphere, soil, and vegetation and radiation schemes for the ...

Haruyasu Nagai

2002-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Atmospheric Transports, the Thermohaline Circulation, and Flux Adjustments in a Simple Coupled Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A theoretical analysis of the interactions between atmospheric meridional transports and the thermohaline circulation is presented, using a four-box ocean-atmosphere model in one hemisphere. The model is a simplified version of that developed by ...

Jochem Marotzke; Peter H. Stone

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

A Numerical Study of Climatic Oscillations Using a Coupled Atmosphere–Ocean Primitive Equation Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A coupled atmosphere-ocean primitive equation model is developed. It is a free-dimensional general circulation model, with two layers in the atmosphere and two layers in the ocean and includes solar radiation, longwave radiation, sensible heating,...

Xiong-Shan Chen

1984-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

A Coupled Dynamical Ocean–Energy Balance Atmosphere Model for Paleoclimate Studies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Bern3D coupled three-dimensional dynamical ocean–energy balance atmosphere model is introduced and the atmospheric component is discussed in detail. The model is of reduced complexity, developed to perform extensive sensitivity studies and ...

Stefan P. Ritz; Thomas F. Stocker; Fortunat Joos

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Heating and Kinetic Energy Dissipation in the NCAR Community Atmosphere Model  

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Conservation of energy and the incorporation of parameterized heating in an atmospheric model are discussed. Energy conservation is used to unify the treatment of heating and kinetic energy dissipation within the Community Atmosphere Model, ...

Byron A. Boville; Christopher S. Bretherton

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

A Multiscale Nonhydrostatic Atmospheric Model Using Centroidal Voronoi Tesselations and C-Grid Staggering  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The formulation of a fully compressible nonhydrostatic atmospheric model called the Model for Prediction Across Scales–Atmosphere (MPAS-A) is described. The solver is discretized using centroidal Voronoi meshes and a C-grid staggering of the ...

William C. Skamarock; Joseph B. Klemp; Michael G. Duda; Laura D. Fowler; Sang-Hun Park; Todd D. Ringler

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Thermal Tides in the Atmosphere of Venus: Comparison of Model Results with Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A linearized primitive equation (LPE) model is developed to study thermal tides in the atmosphere of Venus. The LPE model describes diurnal and semidiurnal oscillations of a cyclostrophically balanced atmosphere in which zonal velocity varies ...

Judith Burt Pechmann; Andrew P. Ingersoll

1984-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Toward the Use of Coupled Atmospheric and Hydrologic Models at Regional Scale  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The purpose of this study is to present the possibilities offered by coupled atmospheric and hydrologic models as a new tool to validate and interpret results produced by atmospheric models. The advantages offered by streamflow observations are ...

Robert Benoit; Pierre Pellerin; Nick Kouwen; Harold Ritchie; Norman Donaldson; Paul Joe; E. D. Soulis

2000-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Adjustment to Radiative Forcing in a Simple Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study calculates the adjustment to radiative forcing in a simple model of a mixed layer ocean coupled to the overlying atmosphere. One application of the model is to calculate how dust aerosols perturb the temperature of the atmosphere and ...

R. L. Miller

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Interdecadal Variability in a Hybrid Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere–Sea Ice Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Interdecadal climate variability in an idealized coupled ocean–atmosphere–sea-ice model is studied. The ocean component is a fully three-dimensional primitive equation model and the atmospheric component is a two-dimensional (2D) energy balance ...

S. Kravtsov; M. Ghil

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Numerical Simulation of Topographically Forced Mesoscale Variability in a Well-Mixed Marine Layer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A simple nonlinear numerical model of a well-mixed marine layer is used to study topographically forced mesoscale variability off coastal California. The model is used to simulate a persistent wind maximum observed near Point Conception during ...

Lee W. Eddington; J. J. O'brien; D. W. Stuart

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

The Influence of Mesoscale Orography on a Coastal Jet and Rainband  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The role of mesoscale orography along the central California coast in the development and evolution of a coastal jet and rainband is investigated using a high-resolution, triply nested, nonhydrostatic numerical model. Comparison of the model ...

James D. Doyle

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Numerical Simulation of Nonlinear Mesoscale Circulations Induced by the Thermal Heterogeneities of Land Surface  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mesoscale circulations forced by a random distribution of surface sensible heat flux have been investigated using a three-dimensional numerical model. The complex land surface is modeled as a homogeneous random field characterized by a spectral ...

Jingfeng Wang; Elfatih A. B. Eltahir; Rafael L. Bras

1998-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Regional forecasting with global atmospheric models; Third year report  

SciTech Connect

This report was prepared by the Applied Research Corporation (ARC), College Station, Texas, under subcontract to Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) as part of a global climate studies task. The task supports site characterization work required for the selection of a potential high-level nuclear waste repository and is part of the Performance Assessment Scientific Support (PASS) Program at PNL. The work is under the overall direction of the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM), US Department of Energy Headquarters, Washington, DC. The scope of the report is to present the results of the third year`s work on the atmospheric modeling part of the global climate studies task. The development testing of computer models and initial results are discussed. The appendices contain several studies that provide supporting information and guidance to the modeling work and further details on computer model development. Complete documentation of the models, including user information, will be prepared under separate reports and manuals.

Crowley, T.J.; North, G.R.; Smith, N.R. [Applied Research Corp., College Station, TX (United States)

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Regional forecasting with global atmospheric models; Final report  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of the project was to conduct model simulations for past and future climate change with respect to the proposed Yucca Mtn. repository. The authors report on three main topics, one of which is boundary conditions for paleo-hindcast studies. These conditions are necessary for the conduction of three to four model simulations. The boundary conditions have been prepared for future runs. The second topic is (a) comparing the atmospheric general circulation model (GCM) with observations and other GCMs; and (b) development of a better precipitation data base for the Yucca Mtn. region for comparisons with models. These tasks have been completed. The third topic is preliminary assessments of future climate change. Energy balance model (EBM) simulations suggest that the greenhouse effect will likely dominate climate change at Yucca Mtn. for the next 10,000 years. The EBM study should improve rational choice of GCM CO{sub 2} scenarios for future climate change.

Crowley, T.J.; Smith, N.R. [Applied Research Corp., College Station, TX (United States)

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Standard model atmospheres for A-type stars and non-LTE effects  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract. The current status of NLTE model atmosphere calculations of A type stars is reviewed. During the last decade the research has concentrated on solving the restricted NLTE line formation problem for trace elements assuming LTE model atmospheres. There is a general lack of calculated NLTE line blanketed model atmospheres for A type stars, despite the availability of powerful methods and computer codes that are able to solve this task. Some directions for future model atmosphere research are suggested.

Daniela Kor?áková

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Modeling the Direct and Indirect Effects of Atmospheric Aerosols on Tropical Cyclones  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The direct and indirect effects of aerosols on the hurricane ‘Katrina’ have been investigated using the WRF model with a two-moment bulk microphysical scheme and modified Goddard shortwave radiation scheme. Simulations of the hurricane ‘Katrina’ are conducted under the three aerosol scenarios: 1) the clean case with an aerosol number concentration of 200 cm-1, 2) the polluted case with a number concentration of 1000 cm-1, and 3) the aerosol radiative effects (AR) case with same aerosol concentration as polluted case but with a modified shortwave radiation scheme. The polluted and AR cases have much larger amounts of cloud water and water vapor in troposphere, and the increased cloud water can freeze to produce ice water paths. A tropical cyclone in dirty and dusty air has active rainbands outside the eyewall due to aerosol indirect effects. The aerosol direct effect can lead to the suppressing of convection and weakening of updraft intensity by warming the troposphere and cooling the surface temperature. However, these thermal changes in atmosphere are concerned with the enhanced amounts of cloud hydrometeors and modification of downdraft and corresponding the low level winds in rainband regions. Thus, the AR case can produce the enhanced precipitation even in the weakest hurricane. When comparing the model performance between aerosol indirect and direct effect by ensemble experiments, the adjustment time of the circulation due to modification of the aerosol radiative forcing by aerosol layers may take a longer time than the hurricane lifetime, and the results from the simulated hurricane show that it is more sensitive to aerosol indirect effects which are related to the cloud microphysics process changes. From this aerosol study, we can suggest that aerosols can influence the cloudiness, precipitation, and intensity of hurricanes significantly, and there may be different results in the meso-scale convective clouds cases. The hurricane system is a large and complex convective system with enormous heating energy and moistures. Moreover, relationships between various hydrometeors in hurricane systems are difficult to isolate and thus, it needs further study with more realistic cloud microphysical processes, aerosol distributions, and parameterizations.

Lee, Keun-Hee

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Principal Modes of Atmospheric Variability in Model Atmospheres with and without Anomalous Sea Surface Temperature Forcing in the Tropical Pacific  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Principal modes of low-frequency atmospheric variability and the influence of sea surface temperature anomalies on such modes are investigated by examining the output from two general circulation model experiments. In the first experiment (the “...

In-Sik Kang; Ngar-Cheung Lau

1986-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Recent Improvements to an Advanced Atmospheric Transport Modeling System  

SciTech Connect

The Atmospheric Technologies Group (ATG) has developed an advanced atmospheric modeling capability using the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS) and a stochastic Lagrangian particle dispersion model (LPDM) for operational use at the Savannah River Site (SRS). For local simulations concerning releases from the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA), RAMS is run in a nested grid configuration with horizontal grid spacing of 8 and 2 km for each grid, with 6-hr forecasts updated every 3 hours. An interface to allow for easy user access to LPDM had been generated, complete with post-processing results depicting surface concentration, deposition, and a variety of dose quantities. A prior weakness in this approach was that observations from the SRS tower network were only incorporated into the three-dimensional modeling effort during the initialization process. Thus, if the forecasted wind fields were in error, the resulting plume predictions would also be erroneous. To overcome this shortcoming, the procedure for generating RAMS wind fields and reading them into LPDM has been modified such that SRS wind measurements are blended with the predicted three-dimensional wind fields from RAMS using the Barnes technique. In particular, the horizontal components in RAMS are replaced with the observed values at a series of 8 towers that exist within the SRS boundary (covering {approx}300 km{sup 2}). Even though LPDM is currently configured to account only for radioactive releases, it was used in a recent chlorine gas release to generate plume concentrations based on unit releases from the site of a train accident in Graniteville, South Carolina. This information was useful to local responders as an indication of potential protective actions downwind of the release.

Buckley, R. L.; Hunter, C. H.

2005-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

396

Perfromance analysis of the Parallel Community Atmosphere Model (CAM) application  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Efficient execution of parallel applications requires insight into how the parallel system features impact the performance of the application. Significant experimental analysis and the development of performance models enhance the understanding of such an impact. Deep understanding of an application’s major kernels and their design leads to a better understanding of the application’s performance, and hence, leads to development of better performance models. The Community Atmosphere Model (CAM) is the latest in a series of global atmospheric models developed at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) as a community tool for NCAR and the university research community. This work focuses on analyzing CAM and understanding the impact of different architectures on this application. In the analysis of CAM, kernel coupling, which quantifies the interaction between adjacent and chains of kernels in an application, is used. All experiments are conducted on four parallel platforms: NERSC (National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center) Seaborg, SDSC (San Diego Supercomputer Center) DataStar P655, DataStar P690 and PSC (Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center) Lemieux. Experimental results indicate that kernel coupling gave an insight into many of the application characteristics. One important characteristic of CAM is that its performance is heavily dependent on a parallel platform memory hierarchy; different cache sizes and different cache policies had the major effect on CAM’s performance. Also, coupling values showed that although CAM’s kernels share many data structures, most of the coupling values are still destructive (i.e., interfering with each other so as to adversely affect performance). The kernel coupling results helps developers in pointing out the bottlenecks in memory usage in CAM. The results obtained from processor partitioning are significant in helping CAM users in choosing the right platform to run CAM.

Shawky Sharkawi, Sameh Sherif

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Internal Versus SST-Forced Atmospheric Variability as Simulated by an Atmospheric General Circulation Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The variability of atmospheric flow is analyzed by separating it into an internal part due to atmospheric dynamics only and an external (or forced) part due to the variability of sea surface temperature forcing. The two modes of variability are ...

Ali Harzallah; Robert Sadourny

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling: Challenges of the Fukushima Daiichi Response  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center (NARAC) provided a wide range of predictions and analyses as part of the response to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident. This work encompassed: weather forecasts and atmospheric transport predictions, estimates of possible dose in Japan based on hypothetical U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission scenarios of potential radionuclide releases, predictions of possible plume arrival times and dose levels at U.S. locations, and source estimation and plume model refinement. An overview of NARAC response activities is provided, along with a more in-depth discussion of some of NARAC’s preliminary source reconstruction analyses. NARAC optimized the overall agreement of model predictions to dose rate measurements using statistical comparisons of data and model values paired in space and time. Estimated emission rates varied depending on the choice of release assumptions (e.g., time-varying vs. constant release rates), the radionuclide mix, meteorology, and/or the radiological data used in the analysis. Results were found to be consistent with other studies within expected uncertainties, despite the application of different source estimation methodologies and the use of significantly different radiological measurement data. A discussion of some of the operational and scientific challenges encountered during the response, along with recommendations for future work, is provided.

Sugiyama, Gayle [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Nasstrom, John [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Pobanz, Brenda [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Foster, Kevin [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Simpson, Matthew [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Vogt, Phil [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Aluzzi, Fernando [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Homann, Steve [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Uncertainties in (E)UV model atmosphere fluxes (Research Note)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Context. During the comparison of synthetic spectra calculated with two NLTE model atmosphere codes, namely TMAP and TLUSTY, we encounter systematic differences in the EUV fluxes due to the treatment of level dissolution by pressure ionization. Aims. In the case of Sirius B, we demonstrate an uncertainty in modeling the EUV flux reliably in order to challenge theoreticians to improve the theory of level dissolution. Methods. We calculated synthetic spectra for hot, compact stars using state-of-the-art NLTE model-atmosphere techniques. Results. Systematic differences may occur due to a code-specific cutoff frequency of the H I Lyman bound-free opacity. This is the case for TMAP and TLUSTY. Both codes predict the same flux level at wavelengths lower than about 1500 Å for stars with effective temperatures (Teff) below about 30 000 K only, if the same cutoff frequency is chosen. Conclusions. The theory of level dissolution in high-density plasmas, which is available for hydrogen only should be generalized to all species. Especially, the cutoff frequencies for the bound-free opacities should be defined in order to make predictions of UV fluxes more reliable.

T. Rauch

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling of Atmospheric Flow Applied to Wind Energy Research.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??High resolution atmospheric flow modeling using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) has many applications in the wind energy industry. A well designed model can accurately calculate… (more)

Russell, Alan

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

A Simple Atmospheric Model of Surface Heat Flux for Use in Ocean Modeling Studies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A simple model of the lower atmospheric layers and land/sea ice surface is described and analyzed. The model is able to depict with reasonable accuracy the global ocean heat fluxes. Due to the model's simplicity, insight into the mechanisms ...

Richard Kleeman; Scott B. Power

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Sensitivity of Simulated Climate to Horizontal and Vertical Resolution in the ECHAM5 Atmosphere Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The most recent version of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology atmospheric general circulation model, ECHAM5, is used to study the impact of changes in horizontal and vertical resolution on seasonal mean climate. In a series of Atmospheric ...

E. Roeckner; R. Brokopf; M. Esch; M. Giorgetta; S. Hagemann; L. Kornblueh; E. Manzini; U. Schlese; U. Schulzweida

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Regional Climate Change in East Asia Simulated by an Interactive Atmosphere–Soil–Vegetation Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A regional coupled soil–vegetation–atmosphere model is used to study changes and interactions between climate and the ecosystem in East Asia due to increased atmospheric CO2. The largest simulated climate changes are due to the radiative ...

Ming Chen; David Pollard; Eric J. Barron

2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Generalized Inversion of Tropical Atmosphere–Ocean Data and a Coupled Model of the Tropical Pacific  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is hypothesized that the circulation of the tropical Pacific Ocean and atmosphere satisfies the equations of a simple coupled model to within errors having specified covariances, and that the Tropical Atmosphere–Ocean array (TAO) measures the ...

Andrew F. Bennett; Boon S. Chua; D. Ed Harrison; Michael J. McPhaden

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Entropy in Climate Models. Part II: Horizontal Structure of Atmospheric Entropy Production  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The global horizontal structure of atmospheric entropy has been investigated. In energy balance models, the horizontal distribution of the atmospheric internal entropy production rate has been obtained. Based on the entropy balance relation, this ...

J. Li; Petr Chylek

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

A January Angular Momentum Balance in the OSU Two-Level Atmospheric General Circulation Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The atmospheric angular momentum balance is studied by analyzing the data during a simulated January of the Oregon State University two-level atmospheric general circulation model. Monthly zonal means of the Coriolis torques, the vertical ...

J-W. Kim; W. Grady

1982-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

The Evolution of Climate Sensitivity and Climate Feedbacks in the Community Atmosphere Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The major evolution of the National Center for Atmospheric Research Community Atmosphere Model (CAM) is used to diagnose climate feedbacks, understand how climate feedbacks change with different physical parameterizations, and identify the ...

A. Gettelman; J. E. Kay; K. M. Shell

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

The Extratropical 40-Day Oscillation in the UCLA General Circulation Model. Part I: Atmospheric Angular Momentum  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Variations in atmospheric angular momentum (AAM) are examined in a three-year simulation of the large-scale atmosphere with perpetual January forcing. The simulation is performed with a version of the UCLA general circulation model that contains ...

S. L. Marcus; M. Ghil; J. O. Dickey

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Distributed Ocean–Atmosphere Modeling and Sensitivity to the Coupling Flux Precision: The CATHODe Project  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The authors present the distribution of a coupled ocean–atmosphere global circulation model. The atmospheric (ARPEGE) and the oceanic (OPA) components run separately at different sites; the coupling is achieved through the exchanges of fluxes via ...

C. Cassou; P. Noyret; E. Sevault; O. Thual; L. Terray; D. Beaucourt; M. Imbard

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Interannual to Decadal Predictability in a Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere General Circulation Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The predictability of the coupled ocean–atmosphere climate system on interannual to decadal timescales has been studied by means of ensemble forecast experiments with a global coupled ocean–atmosphere general circulation model. Over most parts of ...

A. Grötzner; M. Latif; A. Timmermann; R. Voss

1999-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

A Two-Box Model of a Zonal Atmospheric Circulation in the Tropics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A simple fixed-SST model of a zonal circulation in the tropical atmosphere has been developed that has separate boxes for the ascending and descending branches of the atmospheric circulation. This circulation resembles the Walker circulation. ...

Michael A. Kelly; David A. Randall

2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

The Kinematics of a Midlatitude, Continental Mesoscale Convective System and Its Mesoscale Vortex  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The authors present a unique, scale-discriminating study of the environment-relative circulations within a mesoscale convective system (MCS) and mesoscale convective vortex (MCV). The MCS, a leading convective line and trailing stratiform region ...

Jason C. Knievel; Richard H. Johnson

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

A Stochastic Linear Theory of Mesoscale Circulation Induced by the Thermal Heterogeneity of the Land Surface  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a three-dimensional stochastic linear model of the mesoscale circulation induced by the variability of turbulent sensible heat flux over land surface. The primitive equations relating wind field, geo-potential, and potential ...

Jingfeng Wang; Rafael L. Bars; Elfatih A. B. Eltahir

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

The Accuracy of Solar Irradiance Calculations Used in Mesoscale Numerical Weather Prediction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, solar irradiance forecasts made by mesoscale numerical weather prediction models are compared with observations taken during three air-quality experiments in various parts of the United States. The authors evaluated the fifth-...

Robert J. Zamora; Ellsworth G. Dutton; Michael Trainer; Stuart A. McKeen; James M. Wilczak; Yu-Tai Hou

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Processes Leading to the Formation of Mesoscale Waves in the Midwest Cyclone of 15 December 1987  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

On 15 December 1987, several long-lived, large-amplitude mesoscale wave disturbances accompanied a rapidly developing extratropical cyclone in the midwest United States. Previous observational and modeling studies have suggested that the ...

Peter J. Pokrandt; Gregory J. Tripoli; David D. Houghton

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Numerical Prediction of Convectively Driven Mesoscale Pressure Systems. Part I: Convective Parameterization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A parameterization formulation for incorporating the effects of midlatitude deep convection into mesoscale-numerical models is presented. The formulation is based on the hypothesis that the buoyant energy available to a parcel, in combination ...

J. M. Fritsch; C. F. Chappell

1980-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Effects of Different Rain Parameterizations on the Simulation of Mesoscale Orographic Precipitation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A detailed comparison is made between the results obtained from two microphysical parameterizations capable of simulating cloud and precipitation processes in a mesoscale model. The behavior of each microphysical scheme is first investigated in ...

Evelyne Richard; Nadine Chaumerliac

1989-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Influence of Mesoscale Dynamics and Turbulence on Fine Dust Transport in Owens Valley  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Fine dust particles emitted from Owens (dry) Lake in California documented during the Terrain-Induced Rotor Experiment (T-REX) of 2006 have been examined using surface observations and a mesoscale aerosol model. Air quality stations around Owens (...

Qingfang Jiang; Ming Liu; James D. Doyle

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Numerical Simulation of a Tropical Mesoscale Convective System Using the Arakawa-Schubert Cumulus Parameterization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As an extension of the work presented in an accompanying paper of Kao and Ogura, the Arakawa-Schubert cumulus parameterization scheme is examined prognostically in a modeling study of the evolution of a convectively driven tropical mesoscale ...

Yoshi Ogura; Chih-Yue Jim Kao

1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

The Impact of Crop Areas in Northeast Colorado on Midsummer Mesoscale Thermal Circulations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The present study provides a preliminary evaluation of mesoscale circulations forced by surface gradients of heating arising from irrigated areas adjacent to dry land, utilizing a combination of satellite, observational, and modeling approaches. ...

M. Segal; J. R. Garratt; R. A. Pielke; W. E. Schreiber; A. Rodi; G. Kallos; J. Weaver

1989-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Assimilation of Visible-Band Satellite Data for Mesoscale Forecasting in Cloudy Conditions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Assimilation of satellite data can enhance the ability of a mesoscale modeling system to produce accurate short-term forecasts of clouds and precipitation, but only if there is a mechanism for the satellite-derived information to propagate ...

Alan E. Lipton; George D. Modica

1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

The Role of Momentum Transport in the Motion of a Quasi-Idealized Mesoscale Convective System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Momentum transport is examined in a simulated midlatitude mesoscale convective system (MCS) to investigate its contribution to MCS motion. Momentum budgets are computed using model output to quantify the role of specific processes in determining ...

Kelly M. Mahoney; Gary M. Lackmann; Matthew D. Parker

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Mesoscale Boundary Layer Evolution over Complex Terrain. Part I. Numerical Simulation of the Diurnal Cycle  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The continuous development of a meso-?-scale boundary layer over sloping terrain upwind of a high mountain barrier was simulated through a complete diurnal cycle using a nonhydrostatic boundary-layer model. The simulation detailed the evolution ...

David C. Bader; Thomas B. McKee; Gregory J. Tripoli

1987-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Implementation of a Two-Way Interactive Atmospheric and Ecological Model and Its Application to the Central United States  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A coupled Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS) and ecosystem (CENTURY) modeling system has been developed to study regional-scale two-way interactions between the atmosphere and biosphere. Both atmospheric forcings and ecological ...

Lixin Lu; Roger A. Pielke Sr.; Glen E. Liston; William J. Parton; Dennis Ojima; Melannie Hartman

2001-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

A Coupled Atmosphere–Wave–Ocean Modeling System: Simulation of the Intensity of an Idealized Tropical Cyclone  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A coupled atmosphere–wave–ocean modeling system (CAWOMS) based on the integration of atmosphere–wave, atmosphere–ocean, and wave–current interaction processes is developed. The component models consist of the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF)...

Bin Liu; Huiqing Liu; Lian Xie; Changlong Guan; Dongliang Zhao

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Evaluation of the Multiscale Modeling Framework Using Data from the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In a recently developed approach to climate modeling, called the multiscale modeling framework (MMF), a two-dimensional cloud-resolving model (CRM) is embedded into each grid column of the Community Atmospheric Model (CAM), replacing traditional ...

Mikhail Ovtchinnikov; Thomas Ackerman; Roger Marchand; Marat Khairoutdinov

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Using Variable Resolution Meshes to Model Tropical Cyclones in the Community Atmosphere Model  

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A statically-nested, variable-mesh option has recently been introduced into the Community Atmosphere Model’s (CAM) Spectral Element (SE) dynamical core that has become the default in CAM version 5.3. This paper presents a series of tests of ...

Colin M. Zarzycki; Christiane Jablonowski; Mark A. Taylor

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The GISS Global Climate-Middle Atmosphere Model. Part I: Model Structure and Climatology  

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The GISS global climate model (Hansen et al.) has been extended to include the middle atmosphere up to an altitude of approximately 85 km. The model has the full array of processes used for climate research, i.e., numerical solutions of the ...

D. Rind; R. Suozzo; N. K. Balachandran; A. Lacis; G. Russell

1988-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CAM-SE: A scalable spectral element dynamical core for the Community Atmosphere Model  

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The Community Atmosphere Model (CAM) version 5 includes a spectral element dynamical core option from NCAR's High-Order Method Modeling Environment. It is a continuous Galerkin spectral finite-element method designed for fully unstructured quadrilateral ... Keywords: atmospheric modeling, dynamical core, global circulation model, parallel scalability, spectral elements

John M. Dennis; Jim Edwards; Katherine J. Evans; Oksana Guba; Peter H. Lauritzen; Arthur A. Mirin; Amik St-Cyr; Mark A. Taylor; Patrick H. Worley

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Variational Objective Analysis for Atmospheric Field Programs: A Model Assessment  

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The objective of this study is to examine the effectiveness of the variational objective analysis (VOA) for producing realistic diagnoses of atmospheric field program data. Simulations from the Naval Research Laboratory's Coupled Ocean/Atmosphere ...

D. E. Waliser; J. A. Ridout; S. Xie; M. Zhang

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

A sustained oscillation in a toy-model of the coupled atmosphere-ocean system  

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Interaction between atmospheric mid-latitude flow and wind-driven ocean circulation is studied coupling two idealized low-order spectral models. The barotropic Charney-DeVore model with three components simulates a bimodal mid-latitude atmospheric circulation in a channel with two stable flow patterns induced by topography. The wind-driven ocean double gyre circulation in a square basin (of half the channel length) is modeled by an equivalent barotropic formulation of the Veronis model with 21 components, which captures Rossby-wave dynamics and nonlinear decadal variability. When coupled, the atmosphere forces the ocean by wind-stress while, simultaneously, the ocean affects the atmosphere by thermal forcing in terms of a vorticity source. Coupled atmosphere-ocean simulations show two stable flow patterns associated with the topographically induced atmospheric bimodality and a sustained oscillation due to interaction between atmospheric bimodality and oceanic Rossby dynamics. The oscillation is of inter-annua...

Bothe, Oliver

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

High Resolution Atmospheric Modeling for Wind Energy Applications  

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The ability of the WRF atmospheric model to forecast wind speed over the Nysted wind park was investigated as a function of time. It was found that in the time period we considered (August 1-19, 2008), the model is able to predict wind speeds reasonably accurately for 48 hours ahead, but that its forecast skill deteriorates rapidly after 48 hours. In addition, a preliminary analysis was carried out to investigate the impact of vertical grid resolution on the forecast skill. Our preliminary finding is that increasing vertical grid resolution does not have a significant impact on the forecast skill of the WRF model over Nysted wind park during the period we considered. Additional simulations during this period, as well as during other time periods, will be run in order to validate the results presented here. Wind speed is a difficult parameter to forecast due the interaction of large and small length scale forcing. To accurately forecast the wind speed at a given location, the model must correctly forecast the movement and strength of synoptic systems, as well as the local influence of topography / land use on the wind speed. For example, small deviations in the forecast track or strength of a large-scale low pressure system can result in significant forecast errors for local wind speeds. The purpose of this study is to provide a preliminary baseline of a high-resolution limited area model forecast performance against observations from the Nysted wind park. Validating the numerical weather prediction model performance for past forecasts will give a reasonable measure of expected forecast skill over the Nysted wind park. Also, since the Nysted Wind Park is over water and some distance from the influence of terrain, the impact of high vertical grid spacing for wind speed forecast skill will also be investigated.

Simpson, M; Bulaevskaya, V; Glascoe, L; Singer, M

2010-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

433

Determining Greenland Ice Sheet sensitivity to regional climate change: one-way coupling of a 3-D thermo-mechanical ice sheet model with a mesoscale climate model  

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responsible almost 40% of the ice sheet’s total dischargeCurrently, no coupled Greenland Ice Sheet model experimentaccelerated melting of Greenland ice sheet, Science, v. 313,

Schlegel, Nicole-Jeanne

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

TY JOUR T1 Mesoscale Climatic Simulation of Surface Air Temperature Cooling  

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Mesoscale Climatic Simulation of Surface Air Temperature Cooling Mesoscale Climatic Simulation of Surface Air Temperature Cooling by Highly Reflective Greenhouses in SE Spain JF Environmental Science Technology A1 Campra Pablo A1 Dev Millstein KW buildings KW Heat Island Group AB p span A long term local cooling trend in surface air temperature has been monitored at the largest concentration of reflective greenhouses in the world at the Province of Almeria SE Spain associated with a dramatic increase in surface albedo in the area The availability of reliable long term climatic field data at this site offers a unique opportunity to test the skill of mesoscale meteorological models describing and predicting the impacts of land use change on local climate Using the Weather Research and Forecast WRF mesoscale model we have run a

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Mesoscale Benchmark Demonstration Problem 1: Mesoscale Simulations of Intra-granular Fission Gas Bubbles in UO2 under Post-irradiation Thermal Annealing  

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A study was conducted to evaluate the capabilities of different numerical methods used to represent microstructure behavior at the mesoscale for irradiated material using an idealized benchmark problem. The purpose of the mesoscale benchmark problem was to provide a common basis to assess several mesoscale methods with the objective of identifying the strengths and areas of improvement in the predictive modeling of microstructure evolution. In this work, mesoscale models (phase-field, Potts, and kinetic Monte Carlo) developed by PNNL, INL, SNL, and ORNL were used to calculate the evolution kinetics of intra-granular fission gas bubbles in UO2 fuel under post-irradiation thermal annealing conditions. The benchmark problem was constructed to include important microstructural evolution mechanisms on the kinetics of intra-granular fission gas bubble behavior such as the atomic diffusion of Xe atoms, U vacancies, and O vacancies, the effect of vacancy capture and emission from defects, and the elastic interaction of non-equilibrium gas bubbles. An idealized set of assumptions was imposed on the benchmark problem to simplify the mechanisms considered. The capability and numerical efficiency of different models are compared against selected experimental and simulation results. These comparisons find that the phase-field methods, by the nature of the free energy formulation, are able to represent a larger subset of the mechanisms influencing the intra-granular bubble growth and coarsening mechanisms in the idealized benchmark problem as compared to the Potts and kinetic Monte Carlo methods. It is recognized that the mesoscale benchmark problem as formulated does not specifically highlight the strengths of the discrete particle modeling used in the Potts and kinetic Monte Carlo methods. Future efforts are recommended to construct increasingly more complex mesoscale benchmark problems to further verify and validate the predictive capabilities of the mesoscale modeling methods used in this study.

Li, Yulan; Hu, Shenyang Y.; Montgomery, Robert; Gao, Fei; Sun, Xin; Tonks, Michael; Biner, Bullent; Millet, Paul; Tikare, Veena; Radhakrishnan, Balasubramaniam; Andersson , David

2012-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

436

Role of a Cumulus Parameterization Scheme in Simulating Atmospheric Circulation and Rainfall in the Nine-Layer Goddard Laboratory for Atmospheres General Circulation Model  

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A coarse (4° × 5° × 9-sigma level) version of the Goddard Laboratory for Atmospheres (GLA) General Circulation Model (GCM) was used to investigate the influence of a cumulus convection scheme on the simulated atmospheric circulation and ...

Y. C. Sud; Winston C. Chao; G. K. Walker

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Global Ocean Surface Wave Simulation Using a Coupled Atmosphere–Wave Model  

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This study describes a 29-yr (1981–2009) global ocean surface gravity wave simulation generated by a coupled atmosphere–wave model using NOAA/GFDL’s High-Resolution Atmosphere Model (HiRAM) and the WAVEWATCH III surface wave model developed and ...

Yalin Fan; Shian-Jiann Lin; Isaac M. Held; Zhitao Yu; Hendrik L. Tolman

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Physical Interpretation of the Adjoint Functions for Sensitivity Analysis of Atmospheric Models  

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The adjoint functions for an atmospheric model are the solution to a system of equations derived from a differential form of the model's equations. The adjoint functions can be used to calculate efficiently the sensitivity of one of the model's ...

Matthew C. G. Hall; Dan G. Cacuci

1983-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

An Evaluation of the Software System Dependency of a Global Atmospheric Model  

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This study presents the dependency of the simulation results from a global atmospheric numerical model on machines with different hardware and software systems. The global model program (GMP) of the Global/Regional Integrated Model system (GRIMs) ...

Song-You Hong; Myung-Seo Koo; Jihyeon Jang; Jung-Eun Esther Kim; Hoon Park; Min-Su Joh; Ji-Hoon Kang; Tae-Jin Oh

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Estimating Model-Error Covariances for Application to Atmospheric Data Assimilation  

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Forecast-error statistics have traditionally been used to investigate model performance and to calculate analysis weights for atmospheric data assimilation. Forecast error has two components: the model error, caused by model imperfections, and ...

Roger Daley

1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Posters Surface Flux Intercomparison Between the MM5 Model  

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Posters Surface Flux Intercomparison Between the MM5 Model and Observations During the Storm-Scale Observations Regional Measurement Program-Fronts Experiment Systems Test 1992 J. Dudhia and S. P. Oncley Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Division Atmospheric Technology Division National Center for Atmospheric Research Boulder, Colorado Introduction Mesoscale model 5 (MM5) is being used as a data assimilation tool for the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program. There is a need to verify that the model physics is consistent with observations under a range of conditions. Surface fluxes of heat, moisture, and momentum are a particular area of uncertainty in the model owing to their dependence on surface properties, some of which are time-dependent. The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

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A Study of Persistence in the Land–Atmosphere System Using a General Circulation Model and Observations  

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Persistence in the land–atmosphere system simulated with the National Center for Atmosphere Research Community Climate Model Version 2 (CCM2) coupled with the Biosphere–Atmosphere Transfer Scheme (BATS) is examined. BATS simulates various ...

Yongqiang Liu; Roni Avissar

1999-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Evaluation of a Regional Atmospheric Model Using Measurements of Surface Heat Exchange Processes from a Site in Antarctica  

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A regional atmospheric climate model with a horizontal grid spacing of 55 km has been used to simulate the Antarctic atmosphere during an austral summer period. ECMWF reanalyses were used to force the atmospheric prognostic variables from the ...

Nicole P. M. van Lipzig; Erik van Meijgaard; Johannes Oerlemans

1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

A Study of Persistence in the Land–Atmosphere System with a Fourth-Order Analytical Model  

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In a companion paper, Y. Liu and R. Avissar analyzed the features of persistence in the land–atmosphere system simulated with the National Center for Atmospheric Research Community Climate Model Version 2 coupled with the Biosphere–Atmosphere ...

Yongqiang Liu; Roni Avissar

1999-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

One-Level Diagnostic Modeling of Mesoscale Surface Winds in Complex Terrain. Part I: Comparison with Three-Dimensional Modeling in Israel  

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A one-level sigma-coordinate model originally developed by Danard and modified by Mass and Dempsey and Alpert et al., is applied to the study of surface flow over an averaged summer diurnal cycle in Israel. The detailed flow features are compared ...

P. Alpert; B. Getenio

1988-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Improving the Ni I atomic model for solar and stellar atmospheric models  

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Neutral nickel (Ni I) is abundant in the solar atmosphere and is one of the important elements that contribute to the emission and absorption of radiation in the spectral range between 1900 and 3900 A. Previously, the Solar Radiation Physical Modeling (SRPM) models of the solar atmosphere considered only few levels of this species. Here we improve the Ni I atomic model by taking into account 61 levels and 490 spectral lines. We compute the populations of these levels in full NLTE using the SRPM code and compare the resulting emerging spectrum with observations. The present atomic model improves significantly the calculation of the solar spectral irradiance at near-UV wavelengths that are important for Earth atmo spheric studies, and particularly for ozone chemistry.

Vieytes, Mariela C

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Evaluating Aspects of the Community Land and Atmosphere Models (CLM3 and CAM3) Using a Dynamic Global Vegetation Model  

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The Community Land Model version 3 (CLM3) Dynamic Global Vegetation Model (CLM–DGVM) is used diagnostically to identify land and atmospheric model biases that lead to biases in the simulated vegetation. The CLM–DGVM driven with observed ...

Gordon B. Bonan; Samuel Levis

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Model Wind over the Central and Southern California Coastal Ocean  

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Recent studies have shown the importance of high-resolution wind in coastal ocean modeling. This paper tests the Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System (COAMPS) at the 9-, 27-, and 81-km grid resolutions in simulating wind off the ...

Hsiao-ming Hsu; Lie-Yauw Oey; Walter Johnson; Clive Dorman; Richard Hodur

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Model atmospheres for M (sub)dwarfs; 1, the base model grid  

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We have calculated a grid of more than 700 model atmospheres valid for a wide range of parameters encompassing the coolest known M~dwarfs M~subdwarfs and brown dwarf candidates: 1500\\le \\teff \\le 4000\\,K, 3.5\\le \\log(g)\\le 5.5, and -4.0\\le { [M/H]}\\le +0.5. Our equation of state includes 105 molecules and up to 27 ionization stages of 39 elements. In the calculations of the base grid of model atmospheres presented here, we include over 300 molecular bands of 4 molecules (TiO, VO, CaH, FeH) in the JOLA approximation, the water opacity of Ludwig (1971), collision induced opacities, b-f and f-f atomic processes, as well as about 2 million spectral lines selected from a list with more than 42 million atomic and 24 million molecular (H_2, CH, NH, OH, MgH, SiH, C_2, CN, CO, SiO) lines. High-resolution synthetic spectra are obtained using an opacity sampling method. The model atmospheres and spectra are calculated with the generalized stellar atmosphere code PHOENIX, assuming LTE, plane-parallel geometry, energy (ra...

Hauschildt, P H

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Climate Simulations for 1951–2050 with a Coupled Atmosphere–Ocean Model  

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The authors simulate climate change for 1951–2050 using the GISS SI2000 atmospheric model coupled to HYCOM, a quasi-isopycnal ocean model (“ocean E”), and contrast the results with those obtained using the same atmosphere coupled to a passive Q-...

Shan Sun; James E. Hansen

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Coupled Atmosphere-Ocean Model Simulations of El Niño/Southern Oscillation with and without an Active Indian Ocean  

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An atmospheric general circulation model (GCM) was coupled with an ocean GCM covering the Pacific. This coupled model (PAC) was integrated over a 30-years period. The PAC model stimulates well the mean seasonally varying atmospheric and ocean ...

T. Nagai; Y. Kitamura; M. Endoh; T. Tokioka

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Effects of Synoptic-scale Wind under the Typical Summer Pressure Pattern on the Mesoscale High-Temperature Events in the Osaka and Kyoto Urban Areas in Japan by the WRF model  

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The actual conditions of the mesoscale summer high temperatures (HT) recorded in Osaka-Kyoto urban area in Japan were investigated by using our observation network. The daytime temperatures observed on ten HT events in this area were the highest ...

Yuya Takane; Yukitaka Ohashi; Hiroyuki Kusaka; Yoshinori Shigeta; Yukihiro Kikegawa

453

Model of the Regional Coupled Earth system (MORCE): Application to process and climate studies in vulnerable regions  

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The vulnerability of human populations and natural systems and their ability to adapt to extreme events and climate change vary with geographic regions and populations. Regional climate models (RCM), composed by an atmospheric component coupled to a ... Keywords: CORDEX, ChArMeX, Climate modeling, HyMeX, Impact studies, MORCE platform, MerMeX, Mesoscale process, Regional Earth system

Philippe Drobinski; Alesandro Anav; Cindy Lebeaupin Brossier; Guillaume Samson; Marc Stéfanon; Sophie Bastin; Mélika Baklouti; Karine Béranger; Jonathan Beuvier; Romain Bourdallé-Badie; Laure Coquart; Fabio D'Andrea; Nathalie de Noblet-Ducoudré; Frédéric Diaz; Jean-Claude Dutay; Christian Ethe; Marie-Alice Foujols; Dmitry Khvorostyanov; Gurvan Madec; Martial Mancip; Sébastien Masson; Laurent Menut; Julien Palmieri; Jan Polcher; Solène Turquety; Sophie Valcke; Nicolas Viovy

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Forecast Skill of the Madden–Julian Oscillation in Two Canadian Atmospheric Models  

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The output of two global atmospheric models participating in the second phase of the Canadian Historical Forecasting Project (HFP2) is utilized to assess the forecast skill of the Madden–Julian oscillation (MJO). The two models are the third ...

Hai Lin; Gilbert Brunet; Jacques Derome

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

The Representation of Atmospheric Motion in Models of Regional-Scale Air Pollution  

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A method is developed for generating ensembles of wind fields for use in regional scale (1000 km) models of transport and diffusion. The underlying objective is a methodology for representing atmospheric motion in applied air pollution models ...

Robert G. Lamb; Saroj K. Hati

1987-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

A Revised Land Surface Parameterization (SiB2) for Atmospheric GCMS. Part I: Model Formulation  

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The formulation of a revised land surface parameterization for use within atmospheric general circulation models (GCMs) is presented. The model (SiB2) incorporates several significant improvements over the first version of the Simple Biosphere ...

P.J. Sellers; D.A. Randall; G.J. Collatz; J.A. Berry; C.B. Field; D.A. Dazlich; C. Zhang; G.D. Collelo; L. Bounoua

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

A One-Dimensional Interactive Soil-Atmosphere Model for Testing Formulations of Surface Hydrology  

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A model representing a soil-atmosphere column in a GCM is developed for off-line testing of GCM soil hydrology parameterizations. Repeating three representative GCM sensitivity experiments with this one-dimensional model demonstrates that, to ...

Randal D. Koster; Peter S. Eagleson

1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

DART/CAM: An Ensemble Data Assimilation System for CESM Atmospheric Models  

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The Community Atmosphere Model (CAM) has been interfaced to the Data Assimilation Research Testbed (DART), a community facility for ensemble data assimilation. This provides a large set of data assimilation tools for climate model research and ...

Kevin Raeder; Jeffrey L. Anderson; Nancy Collins; Timothy J. Hoar; Jennifer E. Kay; Peter H. Lauritzen; Robert Pincus

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Dynamics and Thermodynamics of a Warming Event in a Coupled Tropical Atmosphere–Ocean Model  

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A simple coupled ocean–atmosphere model, similar to that of Zebiak and Cane, is used to examine the dynamic and thermodynamic processes associated with El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO). The model is run for 300 years. The interannual ...

David S. Battisti

1988-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Entropy in Climate Models. Part I: Vertical Structure of Atmospheric Entropy Production  

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The vertical atmospheric entropy structure has been investigated using one-dimensional radiative–convective models. A method for evaluating radiation entropy is proposed. In the models, the entropy radiation is dealt with in a way parallel to the ...

J. Li; Petr Chýlek; G. B. Lesins

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using the Radiative Kernel Technique to Calculate Climate Feedbacks in NCAR’s Community Atmospheric Model  

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Climate models differ in their responses to imposed forcings, such as increased greenhouse gas concentrations, due to different climate feedback strengths. Feedbacks in NCAR’s Community Atmospheric Model (CAM) are separated into two components: ...

Karen M. Shell; Jeffrey T. Kiehl; Christine A. Shields

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

The Role of the Nonlocal Transport in Modeling the Shear-Driven Atmospheric Boundary Layer  

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In this work the role played by the transport equations including nonlocal terms in simulating the atmospheric turbulence is investigated. Two different models are compared: the first one is a standard E–? model solving two dynamical equations ...

E. Ferrero; M. Racca

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Application of the E – ? Turbulence Closure Model to the Neutral and Stable Atmospheric Boundary Layer  

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In the E – ? turbulence model an eddy-exchange coefficient is evaluated from the turbulent kinetic energy E and viscous dissipation ?. In this study we will apply the E – ? model to the stable and neutral atmospheric boundary layer. A discussion ...

P. G. Duynkerke

1988-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Ensemble Simulations with Coupled Atmospheric Dynamic and Dispersion Models: Illustrating Uncertainties in Dosage Simulations  

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Ensemble simulations made using a coupled atmospheric dynamic model and a probabilistic Lagrangian puff dispersion model were employed in a forensic analysis of the transport and dispersion of a toxic gas that may have been released near Al ...

Thomas T. Warner; Rong-Shyang Sheu; James F. Bowers; R. Ian Sykes; Gregory C. Dodd; Douglas S. Henn

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

The Effects of Topography on the Atmospheric Energetics in. a Low-Resolution General Circulation Model  

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An analysis is made of the effect of orography on the atmospheric energetics in a low-resolution general circulation model to determine the temporal and scale dependency of these effects. The numerical model is a global, spectral, primitive ...

Yun-Qi Ni; Bette L. Otto-Bliesner; David D. Houghton

1986-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

Modeling the Atmospheric General Circulation Using a Spherical Geodesic Grid: A New Class of Dynamical Cores  

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This paper documents the development and testing of a new type of atmospheric dynamical core. The model solves the vorticity and divergence equations in place of the momentum equation. The model is discretized in the horizontal using a geodesic ...

Todd D. Ringler; Ross P. Heikes; David A. Randall

2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Implied Ocean Heat Transports in the Standard and Superparameterized Community Atmospheric Models  

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Implied ocean heat transport (To) based on net surface energy budgets is computed for two versions of the Community Atmospheric Model (CAM, version 3.0) general circulation model (GCM). The first version is the standard CAM with parameterized ...

Charlotte A. DeMott; David A. Randall; Marat Khairoutdinov

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Dynamical Core of an Atmospheric General Circulation Model on a Yin–Yang Grid  

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The three-dimensional dynamical core of an atmospheric general circulation model employing Yin–Yang grid is developed and examined. Benchmark test cases based on the shallow-water model configuration are first performed to examine the validity of ...

Yuya Baba; Keiko Takahashi; Takeshi Sugimura; Koji Goto

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

A Gaussian Plume Model of Atmospheric Dispersion Based on Second-Order Closure  

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A practical model of atmospheric dispersion of a passive tracer based on systematic reduction of the second-order closure transport equations using Gaussian shape assumptions is presented. The model is comparable with conventional Gaussian plume ...

R. I. Sykes; W. S. Lewellen; S. F. Parker

1986-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Experimental Tropical Cyclone Prediction Using the GFDL 25-km-Resolution Global Atmospheric Model  

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This paper describes a forecasting configuration of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) High-resolution Atmospheric Model (HiRAM). HiRAM represents an early attempt in unifying, within a global modeling framework, the capabilities of ...

Jeffrey S. Gall; Isaac Ginis; Shian-Jiann Lin; Timothy P. Marchok; Jan-Huey Chen

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Advantages of a Topographically Controlled Runoff Simulation in a Soil–Vegetation–Atmosphere Transfer Model  

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Two methods to incorporate subgrid variability in soil moisture and runoff production into soil–vegetation–atmosphere transfer (SVAT) models are compared: 1) the variable infiltration capacity model approach (VIC), and 2) a modified “TOPMODEL” ...

Kirsten Warrach; Marc Stieglitz; Heinz-Theo Mengelkamp; Ehrhard Raschke

2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

Turbulence Spectra and Dissipation Rates in a Wind Tunnel Model of the Atmospheric Convective Boundary Layer  

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A model of the atmospheric convective boundary layer (CBL) is realized in the thermally stratified wind tunnel of the Institute of Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Karlsruhe. Further experimental results from this model are presented. ...

Rolf Kaiser; Evgeni Fedorovich

1998-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

A Multiscale Model for the Planetary and Synoptic Motions in the Atmosphere  

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A reduced asymptotic model valid for the planetary and synoptic scales in the atmosphere is presented. The model is derived by applying a systematic multiple-scales asymptotic method to the full compressible-flow equations in spherical geometry. ...

Stamen I. Dolaptchiev; Rupert Klein

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Evaluation of Tropospheric Water Vapor Simulations from the Atmospheric Model Intercomparison Project  

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Simulations of humidity from 28 general circulation models for the period 1979–88 from the Atmospheric Model Intercomparison Project are compared with observations from radiosondes over North America and the globe and with satellite microwave ...

Dian J. Gaffen; Richard D. Rosen; David A. Salstein; James S. Boyle

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

A Parameterization of Heterogeneous Land Surfaces for Atmospheric Numerical Models and Its Impact on Regional Meteorology  

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Natural land surfaces are usually heterogeneous over the resolvable scales considered in atmospheric numerical models. Therefore, model surface parameterizations that assume surface homogeneity may fail to represent the surface forcing ...

R. Avissar; R. A. Pielke

1989-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Scalability of Parallel Gridpoint Limited-Area Atmospheric Models. Part I: Explicit Time-Integration Schemes  

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A performance model of parallel domain decompositions for explicit gridpoint limited-area atmospheric models is developed, and the parallel scalability is analyzed. Given a set of reasonable assumptions, a two-dimensional horizontal decomposition ...

Roar Skålin

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

The Impact of Spectral Nudging on Cloud Simulation with a Regional Atmospheric Model  

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The impact of spectral nudging on cloud simulation with a regional atmospheric model was examined. Simulated cloudiness of the Regional Model (REMO) and the Spectrally Nudged REMO (SN-REMO) were intercompared and evaluated with satellite-derived ...

Insa Meinke; Beate Geyer; Frauke Feser; Hans von Storch

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

A General Circulation Experiment with a Coupled Atmosphere, Ocean and Sea Ice Model  

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This paper describes the construction and results of a comprehensive, three-dimensional general circulation model (GCM) of the earth's climate. The model, developed at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), links separate existing ...

Warren M. Washington; Albert J. Semtner Jr.; Gerald A. Meehl; David J. Knight; Thomas A. Mayer

1980-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

479

Simulations of Mid-Holocene Climate Using an Atmospheric General Circulation Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The authors describe a first paleoclimatological application of the Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis atmospheric general circulation model (AGCM) to simulate the climate state 6000 calendar years before present (6 kyr BP). ...

G. Vettoretti; W. R. Peltier; N. A. McFarlane

1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

Kinematics of Eddy–Mean Flow Interaction in an Idealized Atmospheric Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The authors analyze atmospheric variability simulated in a two-layer baroclinic ?-channel quasigeostrophic model by combining Eulerian and feature-tracking analysis approaches. The leading mode of the model's low-frequency variability (LFV) is ...

Sergey Kravtsov; Sergey K. Gulev

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NOMADS: A Climate and Weather Model Archive at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An online archive of real-time and historical weather and climate model output and observationaldata is now available from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This archive, known asthe NOAA National Operational Model ...

Glenn K. Rutledge; Jordan Alpert; Wesley Ebisuzaki

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

Variability in a Nonlinear Model of the Atmosphere with Zonally Symmetric Forcing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The variability in a two-level nonlinear atmospheric model is examined. The model domain is spherical. The sole forcing is a zonally symmetric parameterization of the December-February insulation. An extended 1500 day run is carefully analyzed.

Harry H. Hendon; Dennis L. Hartmann

1985-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

A Coupled Atmosphere?Fire Model: Convective Feedback on Fire-Line Dynamics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The object of this paper is to describe and demonstrate the necessity and utility of a coupled atmosphere-fire model: a three-dimensional, time-dependent wildfire simulation model, based on the primitive equations of motion and thermodynamics, ...

Terry L. Clark; Mary Ann Jenkins; Janice Coen; David Packham

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

Initialization of Soil-Water Content in Regional-Scale Atmospheric Prediction Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the feasibility of determining the soil-water content fields required as initial conditions for land surface components within atmospheric prediction models. This is done using a model of the hydrologic ...

Christopher B. Smith; Mercedes N. Lakhtakia; William J. Capehart; Toby N. Carlson

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

North Atlantic Interannual Variability in a Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The primary mode of sea surface temperature variability in the North Atlantic on interannual timescales during winter is examined in a coupled ocean–atmosphere model. The model, developed at die Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, is global in ...

Thomas L. Delworth

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

Large-Scale Atmospheric Forcing by Southeast Pacific Boundary Layer Clouds: A Regional Model Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A regional model is used to study the radiative effect of boundary layer clouds over the southeast Pacific on large-scale atmosphere circulation during August–October 1999. With the standard settings, the model simulates reasonably well the large-...

Yuqing Wang; Shang-Ping Xie; Bin Wang; Haiming Xu

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

487

A Lagrangian Long-Range Transport Model with Atmospheric Boundary Layer Chemistry  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The present paper reports on the combination of a chemical model for the gas phase chemistry of the atmospheric boundary layer, with a Lagrangian model for the long-range transport of air pollutants. The resulting combined chemistry/transport ...

Anton Eliassen; Jørgen Saltbones; Frode Stordal; Øystein Hov; Ivar S. A. Isaksen; Frode Stordal

1982-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

488

A Multiscale Model for the Planetary and Synoptic Motions in the Atmosphere  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A reduced asymptotic model valid for the planetary and synoptic scales in the atmosphere is presented. The model is derived by applying a systematic multiple scales asymptotic method to the full compressible flow equations in spherical geometry. ...

S. I. Dolaptchiev; R. Klein

489

Testing the Annular Mode Autocorrelation Time Scale in Simple Atmospheric General Circulation Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new diagnostic for measuring the ability of atmospheric models to reproduce realistic low-frequency variability is introduced in the context of Held and Suarez’s 1994 proposal for comparing the dynamics of different general circulation models. ...

Edwin P. Gerber; Sergey Voronin; Lorenzo M. Polvani

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

490

Modeling Bulk Atmospheric Drainage Flow in a Valley  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Most simulations of bulk valley-drainage flows depend heavily on parameterizations. The 1984 Atmospheric Studies in Complex Terrain (ASCOT) field experiment in Brush Creek Valley, Colorado, provided an unprecedented density of measurements in a ...

Ronald J. Dobosy

1989-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

491

Laboratory measurements and modeling of trace atmospheric species  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Trace species play a major role in many physical and chemical processes in the atmosphere. Improving our understanding of the impact of each species requires a combination of laboratory exper- imentation, field measurements, ...

Sheehy, Philip M. (Philip Michael)

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

492

Intermediate Models of Planetary Circulations in the Atmosphere and Ocean  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Large-scale extratropical motions (with dimensions comparable to, or somewhat smaller than, the planetary radius) in the atmosphere and ocean exhibit a more restricted range of phenomena than are admissible in the primitive equations for fluid ...

James C. McWilliams; Peter R. Gent

1980-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

493

A Simulation of Atmospheric Blocking with a Forced Barotropic Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Nearly stationary states (NSSs) of the barotropic vorticity equation (BVE) on the sphere that are closely related to observed atmospheric blocking patterns have recently been derived. Examining the way such NSSs affect integrations of the BVE is ...

Jeffrey L. Anderson

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

494

Model Atmospheres for M (Sub)Dwarfs: I. The base model grid  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We have calculated a grid of more than 700 model atmospheres valid for a wide range of parameters encompassing the coolest known M~dwarfs, M~subdwarfs and brown dwarf candidates: $1500\\le \\teff \\le 4000\\,$K, $3.5\\le \\log(g)\\le 5.5$, and $-4.0\\le { [M/H]}\\le +0.5$. Our equation of state includes 105 molecules and up to 27 ionization stages of 39 elements. In the calculations of the base grid of model atmospheres presented here, we include over 300 molecular bands of 4 molecules (TiO, VO, CaH, FeH) in the JOLA approximation, the water opacity of Ludwig (1971), collision induced opacities, b-f and f-f atomic processes, as well as about 2 million spectral lines selected from a list with more than 42 million atomic and 24 million molecular (H$_2$, CH, NH, OH, MgH, SiH, C$_2$, CN, CO, SiO) lines. High-resolution synthetic spectra are obtained using an opacity sampling method. The model atmospheres and spectra are calculated with the generalized stellar atmosphere code PHOENIX, assuming LTE, plane-parallel geometry, energy (radiative plus convective) conservation, and hydrostatic equilibrium. The model spectra give close agreement with observations of M~dwarfs across a wide spectral range from the blue to the near-IR, with one notable exception: the fit to the water bands. We discuss several practical applications of our model grid, e.g., broadband colors derived from the synthetic spectra. In light of current efforts to identify genuine brown dwarfs, we also show how low-resolution spectra of cool dwarfs vary with surface gravity, and how the high-resolution line profile of the Li~I resonance doublet depends on the Li abundance.

France Allard; Peter H. Hauschildt

1996-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

495

The Response of an Ocean General Circulation Model to Surface Wind Stress Produced by an Atmospheric General Circulation Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Two surface wind stress datasets for 1979–91, one based on observations and the other from an integration of the COLA atmospheric general circulation model (AGCM) with prescribed SST, are used to drive the GFDL ocean general circulation model. ...

Bohua Huang; Edwin K. Schneider

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

496

A Finite-Element Model of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer Suitable for Use with Numerical Weather Prediction Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We give a detailed description of an atmospheric boundary layer model capable of simulating the diurnal cycles of wind, temperature and humidity. The model includes a formulation of various physical processes (radiative effects, variation of soil ...

J. Mailhot; R. Benoit

1982-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

497

A Combined Local and Nonlocal Closure Model for the Atmospheric Boundary Layer. Part I: Model Description and Testing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The modeling of the atmospheric boundary layer during convective conditions has long been a major source of uncertainty in the numerical modeling of meteorological conditions and air quality. Much of the difficulty stems from the large range of ...

Jonathan E. Pleim

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

498

Variability of the Thermohaline Circulation in an Ocean General Circulation Model Coupled to an Atmospheric Energy Balance Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The variability of the ocean’s thermohaline circulation in an oceanic general circulation model (OGCM) coupled to a two-dimensional atmospheric energy balance model (EBM) is examined. The EBM calculates air temperatures by balancing heat fluxes, ...

David W. Pierce; K-Y. Kim; Tim P. Barnett

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

499

Quality Assurance Procedures for Mesoscale Meteorological Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mesoscale meteorological data present their own challenges and advantages during the quality assurance (QA) process because of their variability in both space and time. To ensure data quality, it is important to perform quality control at many ...

Christopher A. Fiebrich; Cynthia R. Morgan; Alexandria G. McCombs; Peter K. Hall Jr.; Renee A. McPherson

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

500

Mesoscale Wind Signatures along the Carolina Coast  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Coastal winds immediately offshore of North and South Carolina often exhibit a mesoscale diffluent–confluent pattern that appears to be governed by the coastal configuration and oceanic thermal field. The stationary pattern roughly parallels the ...

Allen J. Riordan; Yuh-Lang Lin

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z