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Numerical simulation of supercell thunderstorms (at 50 meter resolution) associated with above anvil cirrus plumes

Citation

Orf, Leigh (2021), Numerical simulation of supercell thunderstorms (at 50 meter resolution) associated with above anvil cirrus plumes, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.xsj3tx9fw

Abstract

Four-dimensional data from high-resolution simulations (50 meter grid spacing) of supercell thunderstorms conducted on the Frontera supercomputer are contained in this archive. Output from two simulations is included, named "Strong" and "Weak". In the Strong simulation, data from parcel trajectories is also included. 

The four-dimensional (time, and three dimensions of space) data and parcel data is saved in Network Common Data Format (NetCDF), version 4, an open-source self-describing scientific data format commonly used in the atmospheric sciences. 

Methods

Data was generated numerically using the Bryan Cloud Model 1 (CM1; https://www2.mmm.ucar.edu/people/bryan/cm1/) on the Frontera supercomputer in LOFS (http://lofs.io) format. It was then converted to individual NetCDF4 files. The 4D data was further compressed using the open-source lossy floating-point ZFP compression algorithm in order to reduce its size for sharing.

See README-Supercell-AACP-50m.txt for a detailed description of the data.

Usage Notes

NetCDF is an open-source format built upon HDF5, also open source. Both self-describing scientific data formats are used widely in the sciences. ZFP is an open-source lossy floating-point compression algorithm. ZFP will need to be built on the user's analysis machine in order to properly uncompress the data back to 32 bit floating point data. 

See README-Supercell-AACP-50m.txt for a detailed description of the data.

Funding

National Science Foundation, Award: 1832327

National Science Foundation, Award: 1663954