AEW hindcast using the Model for Prediction Across Scales-Atmosphere (MPAS-A) version 7.1

The dataset includes post-processed model outputs from global simulations using the MPAS-A version 7.1. The model was initialized using both ECMWF Integrated Forecast System (IFS) and NCEP Global Forecast System (GFS) on September 8, 2006 and integrated for 5 days and 6 hours to hindcast the evolution and tropical cyclogenesis of the African easterly wave that became Hurricane Helene in 2006. The dataset can be used to study this specific AEW case and other easterly waves and tropical systems that were active during this time (e.g., Pacific easterly waves active during the same time) as the model was run globally. Although the model produces 15-km horizontal grid outputs, the post-processed outputs available here were interpolated to a 0.25-degree by 0.25-degree latitude-by-longitude grid and 27 isobaric levels (in the vertical). More details of the data and analysis are published in the Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems (JAMES): The namelist files to run the model as well as a README file are also included in this repository.

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  • Kelly M. Núñez Ocasio
    UCAR/NCAR - Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Laboratory

Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2006-09-08T12:00:00
    End:  2006-09-13T18:00:00


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2006-09-08T12:00:00
Temporal Range End 2006-09-13T18:00:00
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 90.0
Bounding Box South Lat -90.0
Bounding Box West Long -180.0
Bounding Box East Long 180.0
Spatial Representation N/A
Spatial Resolution 0.25 degreesLatitude
0.25 degreesLongitude
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African Easterly Wave Evolution and Tropical Cyclogenesis in a Pre-Helene (2006) Hindcast Using the Model for Prediction Across Scales-Atmosphere (MPAS-A) :

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Resource Support Name Kelly M. Núñez Ocasio
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Author Núñez Ocasio, Kelly M.
Rios-Berrios, Rosimar
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - GDEX
Publication Date 2022-03-15
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Metadata Date 2023-02-17T13:41:46-07:00
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.gdex::b9343539-3f97-4371-bc75-f6ef1ac57191
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Núñez Ocasio, Kelly M., Rios-Berrios, Rosimar. (2022). AEW hindcast using the Model for Prediction Across Scales-Atmosphere (MPAS-A) version 7.1. UCAR/NCAR - GDEX. Accessed 29 February 2024.

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