Proceedings of the ninth annual Pacific Climate (PACLIM) workshop [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 1993.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- 21 pages : digital, PDF file
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- University of California, Davis
United States. Department of Energy
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- We describe the climatology of the western United States as seen from two 1-month perspectives, January and July 1988, of the National Meteorological Center large-scale global analysis, the Colorado State University Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS), and various station observation sets. An advantage of the NMC analysis and the RAMS is that they provide a continuous field interpolation of the meteorological variables. It Is more difficult to describe spatial meteorological fields from the available sparse station networks. We assess accuracy of the NMC analysis and RAMS by finding differences between the analysts, the model and station values at the stations. From these comparisons, we find that RAMS has much more well-developed mesoscale circulation, especially in the surface wind field. However, RAMS climatological and transient fields do not appear to be substantially closer than the large-scale analysis to the station observations. The RAMS model does provide many other meteorological variables, such as precipitation, which are not readily available from the archives of the global analysis. Thus, RAMS could, at the least, be a tool to augment the NMC large-scale analyses.
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9. annual Pacific climate (PACLIM) workshop,Asilomar, CA (United States),21-24 Apr 1992.
Redmond, K.T.; Tharp, V.L.
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