MPAS-A aquaplanet simulation with convection-permitting resolution and off-equatorial SST maximum

This dataset includes model output from an aquaplanet simulation using the Model for Prediction Across Scales-Atmosphere (MPAS-A). The aquaplanet simulation was produced by prescribing a zonally symmetric sea-surface temperature profile and by removing land, sea-ice, and the seasonal cycle from the model. Unlike previous aquaplanet simulations (, this simulation had an SST profile with an off-equator maximum at 10N to allow for the formation of tropical cyclones. A variable resolution mesh was used with 3-km cell spacing between 10S and 30N, transitioning to 15-km cell spacing elsewhere. The simulation was integrated for 160 days, but the first 30 days were discarded for model spinup. This dataset contains post processed output interpolated to a r1440x720 fixed grid with approximate grid spacing of 0.25 deg.

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Bounding Box North Lat 40.125
Bounding Box South Lat -14.875
Bounding Box West Long -180.0
Bounding Box East Long 180.0
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Spatial Resolution 0.25 degreesLatitude
0.25 degreesLongitude
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Aquaplanet simulations using the Model for Prediction Across Scales (MPAS) version 6.2 :

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Resource Support Name Rosimar Rios-Berrios
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Author Rios-Berrios, Rosimar
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - GDEX
Publication Date 2023-03-21
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Metadata Date 2023-03-21T13:28:00-06:00
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.gdex::c5755cab-b90d-40a9-b55c-abb90d60a933
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Rios-Berrios, Rosimar. (2023). MPAS-A aquaplanet simulation with convection-permitting resolution and off-equatorial SST maximum. UCAR/NCAR - GDEX. Accessed 19 May 2024.

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