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Geoscientific Model Development An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 3105-3117, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-8-3105-2015
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06 Oct 2015
Assessment of valley cold pools and clouds in a very high-resolution numerical weather prediction model
J. K. Hughes et al.

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The formation of cold air pools in valleys under stable conditions represents an important challenge for numerical weather prediction (NWP). In this study a two-month cold pool simulation is presented using a high-resolution NWP model. Results are compared to observations and assumptions made in the cloud parametrization scheme about the sub-grid variability of humidity are shown to dominate model bias. Our results show that this is a key area for very high resolution modelling development.
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