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2011.26: iGen: The automated generation of a parameterisation of entrainment in marine stratocumulus

2011.26: D.F. Tang and S. Dobbie (2011) iGen: The automated generation of a parameterisation of entrainment in marine stratocumulus.

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Abstract

In a previous paper we described a new technique for automatically generating parameterisations using a program called iGen. iGen generates parameterisations by analysing the source code of a high resolution model that resolves the physics to be parameterised. In order to demonstrate that this technique works with a model of realistic complexity we have used iGen to generate a parameterisation of entrainment in marine stratocumulus. We present details of our technique in which iGen was used to analyse the source code of a cloud resolving model and generate a parameterisation of the mean and standard deviation of entrainment velocity in marine stratocumulus in terms of the large-scale state of the boundary layer. The parameterisation was tested against results from the DYCOMS-II intercomparison of cloud resolving models and the parameterisation of mean entrainment velocity was found to be $5.27\times 10 ^{-3} \pm 0.62 \times 10^{-3}ms^{-1}$ compared to $5.2 \times 10^{-3} \pm 0.8 \times 10^{-3} ms^{-1}$ for the ensemble of cloud resolving models

Item Type:MIMS Preprint
Uncontrolled Keywords:iGen, stratocumulus, entrainment, model reduction, parameterisation, parameterization, symbolic analysis
Subjects:MSC 2000 > 65 Numerical analysis
MSC 2000 > 68 Computer science
PACS 2003 > 92 Hydrospheric and atmospheric geophysics
MIMS number:2011.26
Deposited By:Mr D.F. Tang
Deposited On:30 March 2011

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