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Netherlands Polar Data Center

Dataset - Meteorological data from RACMO model over Antarctica

van Lipzig, Nicole; Van den Broeke, Michiel; van Meijgaard, Erik (2001). Meteorological data from RACMO model over Antarctica. (v1) Utrecht, The Netherlands. https://npdc.nl/75969840-fe2b-556d-a416-43ca2d484f4e
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Summary

A regional atmospheric climate model with a horizontal resolution of 55x55 km2 has been used to simulate the Antarctic atmosphere during a 14 year period. Parametrisations of the physical processes are taken from the ECHAM4 General Circulation Model. Before the model was applied to the Antarctic, several adjustments were made to the original code. Sea surface temperatures and sea ice mask in the model were prescribed from observations. ECMWF re-analyses were used to force the model from the lateral boundaries.

Temporal coverage

Period

2 January 1980 to 1 January 1994


Originating center

Utrecht University, Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht (IMAU)

Participants

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Dataset progress

complete

Data quality

State of the art (2001) Note the high spatial resolution several papers are published describing experiments with the model and model performance (see references)

Access constraints

Contact IMAU, M.R. van den Broeke

Use constraints

Contact IMAU, M.R. van den Broeke


Projects

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Publications

van Lipzig, N.P.M., van Meijgaard, E., & Oerlemans, J., 1999. Evaluation of a regional atmospheric model using measurements of surface heat exchange processes from a site in Antarctica. Monthly weather review 127 (9), 1994-2011

van Lipzig, N.P.M., 1999. The surface mass balance of the Antarctic ice sheet: a study with a regional atmospheric model. Thesis , 154

van Lipzig, N.P.M., van Meijgaard, E., & Oerlemans, J., 1998. Evaluation of a regional atmospheric model for January 1993, using in situ measurements from the Antarctic. Annals of glaciology 27 (1), 507-514

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