Data from: Interaction of the westerlies with the Tibetan Plateau in determining the mei-yu termination
Kong, Wenwen; Chiang, John (2019), Data from: Interaction of the westerlies with the Tibetan Plateau in determining the mei-yu termination, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.6078/D1ZH51
Boundary topography and model output for "Interaction of the westerlies with the Tibetan Plateau in determining the mei-yu termination"
This dataset contains the boundary topography files and key model outputs used in:
Kong, W., and J. C. H. Chiang, Interaction of the westerlies with the Tibetan Plateau in determining the mei-yu termination. Accepted with minor revision, Journal of Climate, September 2019
Data collection and processing
Results of the extended Plateau simulations ("Plateau_control", "Plateau_3deg", "Plateau_6deg", "Plateau_10deg")
We used the Community Earth System Model (CESM) 1.2.2 and chose the component set "F_1850_CAM5", which includes the coupler, active atmosphere, land, and ice components, and a data ocean. The atmospheric component is the Community Atmosphere Model version 5 (CAM5) at 0.9x1.25 horizontal resolution and 30 layers of vertical resolution. The sea surface temperature is prescribed using observed monthly climatology. Each simulation was integrated for 25 years; outputs archived here are pentad climatologies derived from the last 20 model years. Please refer to Kong and Chiang (2019) for more details.
Archived variables: U, V, PRECT, PRECC, PRECL, and Theta_e
Results of the idealized dry dynamical core simulations
We used the finite-volume dynamical core of CAM5, e.g. the component set "F_IDEAL_PHYS". Each simulation was integrated for 5 years; outputs archived here are climatologies derived from the last 3 model years. Please refer to Kong and Chiang (2019) for more details.
Archived variables: U, V, eddy height at 500mb, QG stream function, three-dimensional EP flux
The vertical coordinate of the above model output was interpolated from hybrid coordinate to pressure coordinate using NCAR Command Language function: https://www.ncl.ucar.edu/Document/Functions/Built-in/vinth2p.shtml.
- BoundaryTopo.Plateau_xxx.nc files are boundary topography used for the extended Plateau simulations
- BoundaryTopo.dycore_xxx.nc files are boundary topography used for the dry dynamical core simulations
Files with below naming conventions are outputs of extended Plateau simulations
Files with below naming conventions are outputs of the dynamical core Plateau simulations
National Science Foundation, Award: AGS-1405479