Model and observational data for Morrison et al. (2020) JAMES paper entitled "Confronting the challenge of modeling cloud and precipitation microphysics"

This dataset was used to generate plots for a paper conditionally accepted in the Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems (JAMES), an AGU journal. It comprises four different data sources: WRF simulations, radar observations, an idealized steady-state column model called the Bayesian Observationally-Constrained Statistical Scheme (BOSS), and idealized column rainshaft model using bin microphysics. The WRF simulations consist of output from a set of 11 runs using either bulk or bin microphysics schemes. The version of WRF is V3.9.1. To limit storage requirements, we have only saved a single time-slice of output at hour 6 of the simulations, along with the namelist.input file to generate these runs. The observational data are gridded and rotated composite NEXRAD reflectivity measurements from central Oklahoma. BOSS model output consists of microphysical parameter probability density functions and profiles of (as described in the meta-file for these data). The idealized bin microphysics rainshaft model output consists of profiles of drop mean size, reflectivity factor, precipitation rate, and drop concentration at two different time slices (described in the meta-data file for these data). We are requesting these data be added to the managed NCAR repository so they may be accessible to the community per AGU publication policy and in accordance with a U.S. DOE grant that partially supported this work.

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  • Hugh Morrison
    UCAR/NCAR - Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Laboratory

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Temporal Range Begin 2011-05-20T06:00:00
Temporal Range End 2011-05-20T06:00:00
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Spatial Resolution 1.0 kilometer
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Resource Format Portable Document Format (application/pdf)
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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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Resource Support Name Hugh Morrison
Resource Support Email
Resource Support Organization UCAR/NCAR - Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Laboratory
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Metadata Contact Name GDEX Curator
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Metadata Contact Organization UCAR/NCAR - GDEX

Author Morrison, Hugh
Xue, Lulin
Reimel, Karley
Prat, Olivier
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - GDEX
Publication Date 2020-04-23
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
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Metadata Date 2022-07-21T12:30:10-06:00
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.gdex::2b490160-a5b3-4ef9-ae1f-1cd25c1ed4be
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Morrison, Hugh, Xue, Lulin, Reimel, Karley, Prat, Olivier. (2020). Model and observational data for Morrison et al. (2020) JAMES paper entitled "Confronting the challenge of modeling cloud and precipitation microphysics". UCAR/NCAR - GDEX. Accessed 12 July 2024.

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