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Required Output 1D models for long run
We ask for the same output as for the composite case, i.e. 4 NETCDF files, one with a time series of scalars, one the time series of hourly averaged profiles, one with the prescribed large scale forcings and one containing the initial profiles. Please provide in each NETCDF file any useful information as a global attribute, for example the investigator name, email address and model resolution and type of run (composite/long).
If you really have insurmountable problems in generating netcdf files, you can also submit your results in ASCII acording the instructions that can be found here.
Instantaneous profiles of the initial state
File name = lastname_profiles_ini.nc (e.g. Siebesma_profiles_ini.nc)

Dimensions:
  • {zf} Number of layers (full level)

Dependent variables, indexed (zf):
  • {zf} Altitude of layer mid-points (full level) [m]
  • {u} Zonal wind [m/s]
  • {v} Meridional wind [m/s]
  • {thetal} Liquid water potential temperature [K]
  • {qt} Total water (vapor+liquid+ice) [g/kg]
  • {rho} density [kg/m^3]
Time serie of scalars
Instantaneous values should be provided each 300 seconds .
File name = lastname_scalars.nc (e.g. Siebesma_scalars.nc)

Dimensions:
  • {time} Number of output times

Variables:
  • {time} - Time [s]
  • {zcb} - Cloud base height [m]
    (use here the height where the convection scheme detects cloud base. If there is no explicit convection scheme active use here the lowest model level height with a non-zero cloud fraction)
  • {ztop} - Cloud top height [m]
    (use here the highest level at which the convection scheme is active. If there is no explicit convection scheme active use here the highest model level height with a non-zero cloud fraction)
  • {zmaxcfrac} - Height of the model level with largest cloud fraction [m]
  • {M_base} - Mass flux at cloud base [kg/(m^2 s]

  • {LWP} - Liquid water path [g/m^2]
  • {cc} - Total Cloud cover [0-1]

  • {shf} - surface sensible heat flux [W/m^2]
  • {lhf} - surface latent heat flux [W/m^2]
  • {smf} - surface momentum flux [m^2/s^2]
  • {tke} - vertically integrated ρ·TKE [kg/s^2]
  • {v_lowlevel} - absolute velocity at the lowest model level [m/s]
  • {qv_lowlevel} - specific humidity at the lowest model level [g/kg]
  • {th_lowlevel} - potential temperature at the lowest model level [K]

  • {prec_2000} - Precipitation flux at 2000 m [W/m^2]
  • {prec_1500} - Precipitation flux at 1500 m [W/m^2]
  • {prec_1000} - Precipitation flux at 1000 m [W/m^2]
  • {prec_500} - Precipitation flux at 500 m [W/m^2]
  • {prec_srf} - Precipitation flux at the surface [W/m^2]

  • {qv_2000} - specific humidity at 2000 m [g/kg]
  • {qv_1500} - specific humidity at 1500 m [g/kg]
  • {qv_1000} - specific humidity at 1000 m [g/kg]
  • {qv_500} - specific humidity at 500 m [g/kg]

  • {th_2000} - potential temperature at 2000 m [K]
  • {th_1500} - potential temperature at 1500 m [K]
  • {th_1000} - potential temperature at 1000 m [K]
  • {th_500} - potential temperature at 500 m [K]

  • {Kh_300} - Eddy diffusivity for heat at 300 m [m^2/s]
  • {Kh_500} - Eddy diffusivity for heat at 500 m [m^2/s]
  • {Kh_1250} - Eddy diffusivity for heat at 1250 m [m^2/s]
Time serie of mean profiles
Profiles are to be averaged over 3600 s intervals for the duration of each simulation. The average over the first hour (1-3600 s) is given at t = 3600 s etc.
File name = lastname_profiles_avg.nc (e.g. Siebesma_profiles_avg.nc)

Dimensions:
  • {time} Number of output times
  • {zf} Number of layers (full level)
  • {zh} Number of layers (half level)

Independent variables:
  • {time} Time [s]

Dependent variables, indexed (time and zf or zh):
  • {zf} Altitude of layer mid-points (full level) [m]
  • {zh} Altitude of layer bottom-points (half level) [m]
  • {u} Zonal wind [m/s]
  • {v} Meridional wind [m/s]
  • {thetal} Liquid water potential temperature [K]
  • {qt} Total water (vapor+liquid+ice) [g/kg]
  • {qs} saturation specific humidity [g/kg]
  • {ql} condensed water (liquid plus ice) [g/kg]
  • {qr} Rain water [g/kg]
  • {cf} cloud fraction [0-1]
  • {rho} density [kg/m^3]
  • {wthl} &thetal flux [W/m^2]
  • {wqt} qt flux, [W/m^2]
  • {uw} Zonal momentum flux [kg/(m s^2)]
  • {vw} Meridional momentum flux [kg/(m s^2)]
  • {Mf} Mass flux [kg/(m ^2;s)]
  • {prec} Precipitation flux (positive downward) [W/m^2]
  • {w_up} vertical velocity in the cloudy updraft [m/s]
  • {thl_up} potential liquid water temperature &thetal,u in cloudy updraft [K]
  • {qt_up} total water specific humidity in the cloudy updraft [g/kg]
  • {ql_up} liquid water in cloudy updraft [g/kg]
  • {thv_up} potential virtual temperature &thetav,u in cloudy updraft [K]
Time serie of large scale forcings
Profiles are to be averaged over 3600 s intervals for the duration of each simulation. The average over the first hour (1-3600 s) is given at t = 3600 s etc.
File name = lastname_profiles_forc.nc (e.g. Siebesma_profiles_forc.nc)

Dimensions:
  • {time} Number of output times
  • {zf} Number of layers (full level)

Independent variables:
  • {time} Time [s]

Dependent variables, indexed (time and zf or zh):
  • {zf} Altitude of layer mid-points (full level) [m]
  • {dTdt_ls} Tendency due to large scale forcing of temperature [K/s]
    This forcing includes heating due to the prescribed subsidence, radiation and advection.
  • {dqdt_ls} Tendency due to large scale forcing of specific humidity [g/kg/s]
    This forcing includes moistening due to the prescribed subsidence, and advection.
  • {dudt_ls} Tendency of the u-wind component due to the geostrophic departure term [m/s^2]
  • {dvdt_ls} Tendency of the v-wind component due to the geostrophic departure term [m/s^2] <
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