Regional Response of the NCAR CCM1 to Anomalous Surface Properties

Abstract

Sensitivity tests of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Community Climate Model ¡V 1 (CCM1) response to surface forcing from sea surface temperature (SST) and soil moisture on precipitation are presented. Four experiments were performed, including a control experiment using climatological SSTs, an experiment with 1988 SSTs, which are generally though to have contributed significantly to the 1988 Drought in the United States, and experiments using an artificial soil moisture anomaly. For each experiment, three model simulations were performed, and were initialized form arbitrary conditions.

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