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Title: DCMIP2016: a review of non-hydrostatic dynamical core design and intercomparison of participating models

Abstract

Abstract. Atmospheric dynamical cores are a fundamental component of global atmospheric modeling systems and are responsible for capturing the dynamical behavior of the Earth's atmosphere via numerical integration of the Navier–Stokes equations. These systems have existed in one form or another for over half of a century, with the earliest discretizations having now evolved into a complex ecosystem of algorithms and computational strategies. In essence, no two dynamical cores are alike, and their individual successes suggest that no perfect model exists. To better understand modern dynamical cores, this paper aims to provide a comprehensive review of 11 non-hydrostatic dynamical cores, drawn from modeling centers and groups that participated in the 2016 Dynamical Core Model Intercomparison Project (DCMIP) workshop and summer school. This review includes a choice of model grid, variable placement, vertical coordinate, prognostic equations, temporal discretization, and the diffusion, stabilization, filters, and fixers employed by each system.

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  1. Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States)
  2. Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States)
  3. Univ. of South Wales, Pontypridd (United Kingdom)
  4. National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO (United States)
  5. Stony Brook Univ., NY (United States)
  6. Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States)
  7. Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO (United States)
  8. Inst. Pieere-Simon Laplace, Paris (France)
  9. Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Lab., Princeton, NJ (United States)
  10. European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting, Reading (United Kingdom)
  11. Environment and Climate Change Canada, Dorval, QC (Canada)
  12. Max Planck Inst. for Meteorology, Hamburg (Germany)
  13. Deutscher Wetterdienst, Offenbach am Main (Germany)
  14. Yonsei Univ., Seoul (Korea, Republic of)
  15. Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
  16. Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Kanagawa (Japan)
  17. RIKEN and Kobe Univ., Kobe (Japan)
  18. Univ. of Miami, Coral Gables, FL (United States)
  19. Naval Research Lab. (NRL), Monterey, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1460004
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1511005
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0016015
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Geoscientific Model Development (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Geoscientific Model Development (Online); Journal Volume: 10; Journal Issue: 12; Journal ID: ISSN 1991-9603
Publisher:
European Geosciences Union
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Ullrich, Paul A., Jablonowski, Christiane, Kent, James, Lauritzen, Peter H., Nair, Ramachandran, Reed, Kevin A., Zarzycki, Colin M., Hall, David M., Dazlich, Don, Heikes, Ross, Konor, Celal, Randall, David, Dubos, Thomas, Meurdesoif, Yann, Chen, Xi, Harris, Lucas, Kühnlein, Christian, Lee, Vivian, Qaddouri, Abdessamad, Girard, Claude, Giorgetta, Marco, Reinert, Daniel, Klemp, Joseph, Park, Sang-Hun, Skamarock, William, Miura, Hiroaki, Ohno, Tomoki, Yoshida, Ryuji, Walko, Robert, Reinecke, Alex, and Viner, Kevin. DCMIP2016: a review of non-hydrostatic dynamical core design and intercomparison of participating models. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.5194/gmd-10-4477-2017.
Ullrich, Paul A., Jablonowski, Christiane, Kent, James, Lauritzen, Peter H., Nair, Ramachandran, Reed, Kevin A., Zarzycki, Colin M., Hall, David M., Dazlich, Don, Heikes, Ross, Konor, Celal, Randall, David, Dubos, Thomas, Meurdesoif, Yann, Chen, Xi, Harris, Lucas, Kühnlein, Christian, Lee, Vivian, Qaddouri, Abdessamad, Girard, Claude, Giorgetta, Marco, Reinert, Daniel, Klemp, Joseph, Park, Sang-Hun, Skamarock, William, Miura, Hiroaki, Ohno, Tomoki, Yoshida, Ryuji, Walko, Robert, Reinecke, Alex, & Viner, Kevin. DCMIP2016: a review of non-hydrostatic dynamical core design and intercomparison of participating models. United States. doi:10.5194/gmd-10-4477-2017.
Ullrich, Paul A., Jablonowski, Christiane, Kent, James, Lauritzen, Peter H., Nair, Ramachandran, Reed, Kevin A., Zarzycki, Colin M., Hall, David M., Dazlich, Don, Heikes, Ross, Konor, Celal, Randall, David, Dubos, Thomas, Meurdesoif, Yann, Chen, Xi, Harris, Lucas, Kühnlein, Christian, Lee, Vivian, Qaddouri, Abdessamad, Girard, Claude, Giorgetta, Marco, Reinert, Daniel, Klemp, Joseph, Park, Sang-Hun, Skamarock, William, Miura, Hiroaki, Ohno, Tomoki, Yoshida, Ryuji, Walko, Robert, Reinecke, Alex, and Viner, Kevin. Wed . "DCMIP2016: a review of non-hydrostatic dynamical core design and intercomparison of participating models". United States. doi:10.5194/gmd-10-4477-2017.
@article{osti_1460004,
title = {DCMIP2016: a review of non-hydrostatic dynamical core design and intercomparison of participating models},
author = {Ullrich, Paul A. and Jablonowski, Christiane and Kent, James and Lauritzen, Peter H. and Nair, Ramachandran and Reed, Kevin A. and Zarzycki, Colin M. and Hall, David M. and Dazlich, Don and Heikes, Ross and Konor, Celal and Randall, David and Dubos, Thomas and Meurdesoif, Yann and Chen, Xi and Harris, Lucas and Kühnlein, Christian and Lee, Vivian and Qaddouri, Abdessamad and Girard, Claude and Giorgetta, Marco and Reinert, Daniel and Klemp, Joseph and Park, Sang-Hun and Skamarock, William and Miura, Hiroaki and Ohno, Tomoki and Yoshida, Ryuji and Walko, Robert and Reinecke, Alex and Viner, Kevin},
abstractNote = {Abstract. Atmospheric dynamical cores are a fundamental component of global atmospheric modeling systems and are responsible for capturing the dynamical behavior of the Earth's atmosphere via numerical integration of the Navier–Stokes equations. These systems have existed in one form or another for over half of a century, with the earliest discretizations having now evolved into a complex ecosystem of algorithms and computational strategies. In essence, no two dynamical cores are alike, and their individual successes suggest that no perfect model exists. To better understand modern dynamical cores, this paper aims to provide a comprehensive review of 11 non-hydrostatic dynamical cores, drawn from modeling centers and groups that participated in the 2016 Dynamical Core Model Intercomparison Project (DCMIP) workshop and summer school. This review includes a choice of model grid, variable placement, vertical coordinate, prognostic equations, temporal discretization, and the diffusion, stabilization, filters, and fixers employed by each system.},
doi = {10.5194/gmd-10-4477-2017},
journal = {Geoscientific Model Development (Online)},
number = 12,
volume = 10,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {12}
}

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