Weather3DeXplorer: HARMONIE x HIRLAM (case 2010.07.14, 18:00 utc)

  • HARMONIE 2.5km resolution, 60 vertical levels, non-hydrostatic
  • HIRLAM 11km resolution, 60 vertical levels, hydrostatic
  • Vertical scaling in both cases 20x

  • Clouds do look rather differently.

  • 3D countour (iso-surfaces) for clouds iso-value=7e-5 [mg/kg cloud water+ice]
  • Cloud bases seem to be at approx. same level.
  • Cloud tops are quite different! (15.8km x 11.8km)
  • Clouds do look rather differently.

  • 3D countour (iso-surfaces) for clouds iso-value=1e-5 [mg/kg cloud water+ice]
  • Cloud top is quite different! (17.1km x 12.6km)
  • Temparature 0 deg C seems to be on the same level in Hirlam & Harmonie
  • Reference grid height is in both cases approx. 4500m.
  • 3D countour (iso-surfaces) for cloud ice iso-value=7e-5 [mg/kg]
  • Vertical velocity colormapping shows rather different vertical profiles.
  • 3D countour (iso-surfaces) for clouds iso-value=2e-4 [mg/kg cloud water+ice]
  • Vertical velocity colormapping shows rather different vertical profiles.



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