Aquaplanet simulations using CAM5.4-MPAS4 with two different deep convection schemes

This dataset includes model output from aquaplanet simulations using the Communitiy Atmosphere Model (CAM) version 5.4 with the nonhydrostatic Model for Prediction Across Scales (MPAS) version 4 dynamical core. The aquaplanet simulations has been performed with a global quasi-uniform resolution mesh with ~120 km grid spacing and a variable resolution mesh employing a circular refined region with ~30 km grid spacing centering at the equator and ~120 km elsewhere. Specifically, these simulations are produced for evaluating the Grell-Freitas deep convection scheme (GF), which has been implemented in the CAM5.4 recently, for the quasi-uniform resolution and the variable resolution meshes, compared with the Zhang-McFarlane scheme deep convection scheme (ZM) in CAM. The four simulations are run for three years, but the datasets are only for the last 30 months because the first six months are regarded as spinup. The model output was interpolated to a 1-degree by 1-degree latitude-longitude grid. Details of the simulations will be documented in a manuscript submitted to the Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems (JAMES). The dataset will be shared with readers without restrictions by the journal's data policy.

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  • Jihyeon Jang
    UCAR/NCAR - Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Laboratory


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Bounding Box North Lat 90.0
Bounding Box South Lat -90.0
Bounding Box West Long -180.0
Bounding Box East Long 180.0
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Spatial Resolution 1.0 degreesLatitude
1.0 degreesLongitude
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Resource Support Name Jihyeon Jang
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Resource Support Organization UCAR/NCAR - Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Laboratory
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Metadata Contact Name GDEX Curator
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Author Jang, Jihyeon
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - GDEX
Publication Date 2021-02-22
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Metadata Date 2022-07-21T12:28:01-06:00
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.gdex::090bc978-01d4-4aa1-877c-9ac30c599a8f
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Jang, Jihyeon. (2021). Aquaplanet simulations using CAM5.4-MPAS4 with two different deep convection schemes. UCAR/NCAR - GDEX. Accessed 15 June 2024.

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