Project to Intercompare Regional Climate Simulations (PIRCS): Description and initial results

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Project to Intercompare Regional Climate Simulations (PIRCS) : Description and initial results. / Takle, Eugene S.; Gutowski, William J.; Arritt, Raymond W.; Pan, Zaitao; Anderson, Christopher J.; Ramos Da Silva, Renato; Caya, Daniel; Chen, Shyh Chin; Giorgi, F.; Christensen, Jens Hesselbjerg; Hong, Song You; Juang, Hann Ming Henry; Katzfey, Jack; Lapenta, William M.; Laprise, Rene; Liston, Glen E.; Lopez, Philippe; McGregor, John; Pielke, Roger A.; Roads, John O.

I: Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres, Bind 104, Nr. D16, 1999JD900352, 27.08.1999, s. 19443-19461.

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Takle, ES, Gutowski, WJ, Arritt, RW, Pan, Z, Anderson, CJ, Ramos Da Silva, R, Caya, D, Chen, SC, Giorgi, F, Christensen, JH, Hong, SY, Juang, HMH, Katzfey, J, Lapenta, WM, Laprise, R, Liston, GE, Lopez, P, McGregor, J, Pielke, RA & Roads, JO 1999, 'Project to Intercompare Regional Climate Simulations (PIRCS): Description and initial results', Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres, bind 104, nr. D16, 1999JD900352, s. 19443-19461.

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Takle, E. S., Gutowski, W. J., Arritt, R. W., Pan, Z., Anderson, C. J., Ramos Da Silva, R., Caya, D., Chen, S. C., Giorgi, F., Christensen, J. H., Hong, S. Y., Juang, H. M. H., Katzfey, J., Lapenta, W. M., Laprise, R., Liston, G. E., Lopez, P., McGregor, J., Pielke, R. A., & Roads, J. O. (1999). Project to Intercompare Regional Climate Simulations (PIRCS): Description and initial results. Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres, 104(D16), 19443-19461. [1999JD900352].

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Takle ES, Gutowski WJ, Arritt RW, Pan Z, Anderson CJ, Ramos Da Silva R o.a. Project to Intercompare Regional Climate Simulations (PIRCS): Description and initial results. Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres. 1999 aug 27;104(D16):19443-19461. 1999JD900352.

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Takle, Eugene S. ; Gutowski, William J. ; Arritt, Raymond W. ; Pan, Zaitao ; Anderson, Christopher J. ; Ramos Da Silva, Renato ; Caya, Daniel ; Chen, Shyh Chin ; Giorgi, F. ; Christensen, Jens Hesselbjerg ; Hong, Song You ; Juang, Hann Ming Henry ; Katzfey, Jack ; Lapenta, William M. ; Laprise, Rene ; Liston, Glen E. ; Lopez, Philippe ; McGregor, John ; Pielke, Roger A. ; Roads, John O. / Project to Intercompare Regional Climate Simulations (PIRCS) : Description and initial results. I: Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres. 1999 ; Bind 104, Nr. D16. s. 19443-19461.

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title = "Project to Intercompare Regional Climate Simulations (PIRCS): Description and initial results",
abstract = "The first simulation experiment and output archives of the Project to Intercompare Regional Climate Simulations (PIRCS) is described. Initial results from simulations of the summer 1988 drought over the central United States indicate that limited-area models forced by large-scale information at the lateral boundaries reproduce bulk temporal and spatial characteristics of meteorological fields. In particular, the 500 hPa height field time average and temporal variability are generally well simulated by all participating models. Model simulations of precipitation episodes vary depending on the scale of the dynamical forcing. Organized synoptic-scale precipitation systems are simulated deterministically in that precipitation occurs at close to the same time and location as observed (although amounts may vary from observations). Episodes of mesoscale and convective precipitation are represented in a more stochastic sense, with less precise agreement in temporal and spatial patterns. Simulated surface energy fluxes show broad similarity with the First International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project (ISLSCP) Field Experiment (FIFE) observations in their temporal evolution and time average diurnal cycle. Intermodel differences in midday Bowen ratio tend to be closely associated with precipitation differences. Differences in daily maximum temperatures also are linked to Bowen ratio differences, indicating strong local, surface influence on this field. Although some models have bias with respect to FIFE observations, all tend to reproduce the synoptic variability of observed daily maximum and minimum temperatures. Results also reveal the advantage of an intercomparison in exposing common tendencies of models despite their differences in convective and surface parameterizations and different methods of assimilating lateral boundary conditions.",
author = "Takle, {Eugene S.} and Gutowski, {William J.} and Arritt, {Raymond W.} and Zaitao Pan and Anderson, {Christopher J.} and {Ramos Da Silva}, Renato and Daniel Caya and Chen, {Shyh Chin} and F. Giorgi and Christensen, {Jens Hesselbjerg} and Hong, {Song You} and Juang, {Hann Ming Henry} and Jack Katzfey and Lapenta, {William M.} and Rene Laprise and Liston, {Glen E.} and Philippe Lopez and John McGregor and Pielke, {Roger A.} and Roads, {John O.}",
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RIS

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T1 - Project to Intercompare Regional Climate Simulations (PIRCS)

T2 - Description and initial results

AU - Takle, Eugene S.

AU - Gutowski, William J.

AU - Arritt, Raymond W.

AU - Pan, Zaitao

AU - Anderson, Christopher J.

AU - Ramos Da Silva, Renato

AU - Caya, Daniel

AU - Chen, Shyh Chin

AU - Giorgi, F.

AU - Christensen, Jens Hesselbjerg

AU - Hong, Song You

AU - Juang, Hann Ming Henry

AU - Katzfey, Jack

AU - Lapenta, William M.

AU - Laprise, Rene

AU - Liston, Glen E.

AU - Lopez, Philippe

AU - McGregor, John

AU - Pielke, Roger A.

AU - Roads, John O.

PY - 1999/8/27

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N2 - The first simulation experiment and output archives of the Project to Intercompare Regional Climate Simulations (PIRCS) is described. Initial results from simulations of the summer 1988 drought over the central United States indicate that limited-area models forced by large-scale information at the lateral boundaries reproduce bulk temporal and spatial characteristics of meteorological fields. In particular, the 500 hPa height field time average and temporal variability are generally well simulated by all participating models. Model simulations of precipitation episodes vary depending on the scale of the dynamical forcing. Organized synoptic-scale precipitation systems are simulated deterministically in that precipitation occurs at close to the same time and location as observed (although amounts may vary from observations). Episodes of mesoscale and convective precipitation are represented in a more stochastic sense, with less precise agreement in temporal and spatial patterns. Simulated surface energy fluxes show broad similarity with the First International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project (ISLSCP) Field Experiment (FIFE) observations in their temporal evolution and time average diurnal cycle. Intermodel differences in midday Bowen ratio tend to be closely associated with precipitation differences. Differences in daily maximum temperatures also are linked to Bowen ratio differences, indicating strong local, surface influence on this field. Although some models have bias with respect to FIFE observations, all tend to reproduce the synoptic variability of observed daily maximum and minimum temperatures. Results also reveal the advantage of an intercomparison in exposing common tendencies of models despite their differences in convective and surface parameterizations and different methods of assimilating lateral boundary conditions.

AB - The first simulation experiment and output archives of the Project to Intercompare Regional Climate Simulations (PIRCS) is described. Initial results from simulations of the summer 1988 drought over the central United States indicate that limited-area models forced by large-scale information at the lateral boundaries reproduce bulk temporal and spatial characteristics of meteorological fields. In particular, the 500 hPa height field time average and temporal variability are generally well simulated by all participating models. Model simulations of precipitation episodes vary depending on the scale of the dynamical forcing. Organized synoptic-scale precipitation systems are simulated deterministically in that precipitation occurs at close to the same time and location as observed (although amounts may vary from observations). Episodes of mesoscale and convective precipitation are represented in a more stochastic sense, with less precise agreement in temporal and spatial patterns. Simulated surface energy fluxes show broad similarity with the First International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project (ISLSCP) Field Experiment (FIFE) observations in their temporal evolution and time average diurnal cycle. Intermodel differences in midday Bowen ratio tend to be closely associated with precipitation differences. Differences in daily maximum temperatures also are linked to Bowen ratio differences, indicating strong local, surface influence on this field. Although some models have bias with respect to FIFE observations, all tend to reproduce the synoptic variability of observed daily maximum and minimum temperatures. Results also reveal the advantage of an intercomparison in exposing common tendencies of models despite their differences in convective and surface parameterizations and different methods of assimilating lateral boundary conditions.

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VL - 104

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JO - Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences

JF - Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences

SN - 2169-8953

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