04-05 June 2005 NCSA Fulldisk-CONUS-Mesoscale Simulation


Description:  This simulation was performed at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Simulated atmospheric fields were generated using version 2.2 of the WRF model (ARW core).  The simulation was initialized at 00 UTC on 04 June 2005 with 1° GFS data and then run for 30 hours using a triple-nested domain configuration. The outermost domain covers the entire GOES-R viewing area with 6-km horizontal resolution while the inner domains cover the CONUS and mesoscale regions with 2-km and 0.667-km horizontal resolution, respectively. The simulation employed the following parameterization schemes:
  • Thompson microphysics
  • Eta planetary boundary layer
  • RRTM/Dudhia radiation
  • NOAH land-surface model
  • Explicit convection (i.e. no cumulus parameterization)

Simulated Atmospheric Field Images (every 30 minutes during 24-hr period):

Domain 1 (Fulldisk)

Domain 2 (CONUS)

Domain 3 (Mesoscale)

High-Resolution Simulated Atmospheric Field Images (every 5 minutes during 6-hr period):

Domain 1 (Fulldisk)

Domain 2 (CONUS)

Domain 3 (Mesoscale)

Model output is available during the last 24 hours of the simulation with varying temporal frequency:

Domain
Dataset Size
04 June 2005
05 June 2005
06-12 UTC
12-20 UTC
20-00 UTC
00-02 UTC
02-06 UTC
Fulldisk
3.4 TB
30-minute
15-minute
5-minute
5-minute
15-minute
CONUS
3.0 TB
30-minute
15-minute
5-minute
5-minute
15-minute
Mesoscale
2.8 TB
30-minute
15-minute
1-minute
1-minute
5-minute

Data Request Information

Due to the large size of the proxy atmospheric profile datasets for the Fulldisk and CONUS domains, it will be necessary for users to limit their data requests to specific geographical regions rather than the entire domain if possible. The domain is broken down into a series of "cubes" for each domain, which can be found in the following links. Please include the cube numbers in your data request.

Fulldisk Domain

CONUS Domain



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