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Title: A Comparison of Water Vapor Quantities from Model Short-Range Forecasts and ARM Observations (in English; Croatian)

Abstract

Model evolution and improvement is complicated by the lack of high quality observational data. To address a major limitation of these measurements the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) program was formed. For the second quarter ARM metric we will make use of new water vapor data that has become available, and called the “Mergedsounding” value added product (referred to as OBS, within the text) at three sites: the North Slope of Alaska (NSA), Darwin Australia (DAR) and the Southern Great Plains (SGP) and compare these observations to model forecast data. Two time periods will be analyzed March 2000 for the SGP and October 2004 for both DAR and NSA. The merged-sounding data have been interpolated to 37 pressure levels (e.g., from 1000hPa to 100hPa at 25hPa increments) and time averaged to 3 hourly data for direct comparison to our model output.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
DOE Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program, Washington, DC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
948516
Report Number(s):
DOE/SC-ARM/P-06-006
DOE Contract Number:  
UCRL-TR-219973
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English; Croatian
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Hnilo, J. A Comparison of Water Vapor Quantities from Model Short-Range Forecasts and ARM Observations. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.2172/948516.
Hnilo, J. A Comparison of Water Vapor Quantities from Model Short-Range Forecasts and ARM Observations. United States. doi:10.2172/948516.
Hnilo, J. Fri . "A Comparison of Water Vapor Quantities from Model Short-Range Forecasts and ARM Observations". United States. doi:10.2172/948516. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/948516.
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title = {A Comparison of Water Vapor Quantities from Model Short-Range Forecasts and ARM Observations},
author = {Hnilo, J.},
abstractNote = {Model evolution and improvement is complicated by the lack of high quality observational data. To address a major limitation of these measurements the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) program was formed. For the second quarter ARM metric we will make use of new water vapor data that has become available, and called the “Mergedsounding” value added product (referred to as OBS, within the text) at three sites: the North Slope of Alaska (NSA), Darwin Australia (DAR) and the Southern Great Plains (SGP) and compare these observations to model forecast data. Two time periods will be analyzed March 2000 for the SGP and October 2004 for both DAR and NSA. The merged-sounding data have been interpolated to 37 pressure levels (e.g., from 1000hPa to 100hPa at 25hPa increments) and time averaged to 3 hourly data for direct comparison to our model output.},
doi = {10.2172/948516},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {Fri Mar 17 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Fri Mar 17 00:00:00 EST 2006}
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