24-25 June 2003 Northern Plains
Convection
Simulation
Description: Simulated atmospheric fields were generated using version 2.1.1 of the WRF model (ARW core). The simulation was initialized at 00 UTC on 24 June 2003 with 1° GFS data and then run for 30 hours on a single 1070 x 1070 grid point domain with 2-km horizontal resolution and 50 vertical sigma levels. The simulation employed the following parameterization schemes: - WRF single-moment 6-class (WSM6) microphysics
- Yonsei University (YSU) planetary boundary layer
- RRTM/Dudhia radiation
- NOAH land-surface model
- Explicit convection (i.e. no cumulus parameterization)
Dataset 1: Data with 4-km horizontal resolution are available every 30 minutes from 06 UTC on 24 June until 18 UTC on 25 June. The 4-km data were obtained by coarsening the model-simulated data by a factor of two. This coarsened dataset contains 4x4 GIFTS cubes for each output time for a total of 400 cubes. The total dataset size is 40 Gb. Dataset 2: Data with 4-km horizontal resolution are available every 15 minutes from 18 UTC on 24 June until 06 UTC on 25 June. The 4-km data were obtained by coarsening the model-simulated data by a factor of two. This coarsened dataset contains 4x4 GIFTS cubes for each output time for a total of 784 cubes. The total dataset size is 78 Gb. Simulated Atmospheric Field Images: Dataset 1: 30-Minute Data |