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divergence of static stability identical parameters

All, The static stability of the atmosphere is defined as: $\sigma =-\dfrac{T}{\theta} \dfrac{d\theta}{dp}= \dfrac{dT}{dp}-\dfrac{R}{c_p} \dfrac{T}{p}$ where: $T$ is temperature, $P$ is pressure, $R$ ...
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Where does this refractive index formula come from: $n_{1} = n - 1 = \frac{77.6P}{T} 10^{-6}$

In this equation, $n_{1} = n - 1 = \frac{77.6P}{T} \cdot 10^{-6}$ the variable P is the total air pressure and T is expressed in Kelvin. This equation describes the refractive index of moist air as EM ...
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What does the refractive index static coefficient measure and how is it derived?

From my understanding the refractive index structure coefficient $C_{n}^2$ measures atmospheric turbulence, but I'm not entirely sure as the literature seems to imply that there are slightly different ...
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Python, R or etc.? [closed]

I was wondering which programming language is most used in the geosciences? I have now started programming with Python but I am reading more and more about R! I would like to ask the experienced ...
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Estimating meteorological visibility from air chemical and particulate composition

I have found here an answer that provides formula that only takes into account vapors, pressure and temperature - What is the formula used for atmospheric visibility? Is there an approach that also ...
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Clarification of dry deposition of particles

I found a formula for the dry deposition speed of particles and an electric circuit analogy to go with it. I would like some clarification on this figure: I'm mostly interested in the top right ...
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A problem of the 2-Layer hydrostatic model

The 2-layer hydrostatic model is like this And the pressure of the two layers and the top are and it is easy to find the horizontal gradient of $p_1$ and $p_2$ \begin{equation} \begin{aligned} \nabla ...
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Why does the Earth's atmosphere appear to no longer follow the curvature beyond the terminator line?

I had noticed this on Google Earth and Celestia already. Here's an image from the ISS: As you can see on the horizon, at the terminator the atmosphere doesn't seem to follow the curvature any longer ...
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Retrieve surface values in hybrid sigma cordinate system

I need to retrieve surface values of a parameter in high mountainous region that are in hybrid sigma coordinate system. From what I have understood, hybrid sigma coordinate has three layers in the ...
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How to convert units of averaging kernel from DU/DU to ppbv/ppbv

For validation of model data, I want to compare the ozone data from model to the satellite results downloaded from the following link: The satellite data are in DU(Dobson Unit) while the model data ...
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Can historical emissions data be used for a future WRF-Chem model run?

I am new to running the WRF-Chem model, so this question maybe a little elementary. I wanted to perform an year-long simulation of certain chemical species for 2019 and for that, is it sufficient to ...
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Is spin-up really required to run the WRF-Chem model and if so, what determines the time period of the spin-up?

For example, I am interested in making a simulation for some chemical species for 2019. I am planning to provide NCEP/GDAS FNL meteorological data at 0.25 degree and CAM-Chem chemical boundary layer. ...
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Tornado prediction or forecasting by supercomputers [closed]

Can tornadoes be predicted or forecasted using supercomputers?
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What is the atmospheric percentage of oxygen produced by trees and phytoplankton every year?

I know that every year carbon sinks remove ~20Gt of CO2 (about half of our emissions), and release a comparable amount of O2 , But I want to know how much O2 the carbon sinks produce annually ...
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How to convert $\ce{NO2}$ mixing ratio (ppmv) into $\ce{NO2}$ column density(moles/m2)?

I have a WRF-chem output with NO2 mixing ratio for 37 levels, for my analysis I need to convert it into into column density. How do I do that?
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Nobel prize Manabe's 1967 code for solving the 1D atmospheric thermal equilibrium model

Does someone know where to find a (hopefully modern) version of the numerical code for solving the 1D atmospheric thermal equilibrium model, the one Syukuro Manabe & Richard T. Wetherald used in ...
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Would the atmosphere move rigidly with ground if you ignored wind?

I know this sounds basic but I've wondered about this for a long time and I'm still confused. In aviation, air speed is ground speed minus wind speed. If wind speed is zero, air speed equals ground ...
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Climate on Venus after it becomes tidally locked

Suppose, Venus becomes tidally locked. Will its dark side cool enough so that the CO2 from atmosphere to precipitate in liquid form to make an ocean?
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Difference in values if the source region lies outside or within the nested grid domain with boundary conditions from coarser resolution

I want to see the anthropogenic influence of one region(source) to another region(receptor). I would be conducting nested grid simulation. But, the nested grid simulation will be limited to receptor ...
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Meaning of ECMWF model levels

I am trying to understand the actual meaning of the ECMWF L137 model levels. In the link I provided, both pressures (in hPa) and heights (in m) are given for every level. But which actually defines ...
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How to derive the total potential energy of the atmosphere?

In one of Lorenz’s paper (I mean the meteorologists Edward Lorenz), he stated that the total potential energy of the whole atmosphere $P + I$ (means the sum of potential energy and internal energy) is ...
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Correct way to spin-up for sensitivity analysis in a Global Chemical Transport Models

In my understanding, in Global Chemical Transport Models, initial conditions are provided by spinning up the model or through previous simulation. But, can I use the same initial condition that I ...
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Free forecast vs cycled model runs

What is the difference between a free forecast and a cycled model run? This GFS wiki mentions both, but does not define them.
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Temperature change in Earth atmosphere models?

NASA's page about Earth atmosphere models gives a weird equation about temperature change in different atmospheric layers. One of the formulas looks like this: Can someone explain to me what this ...
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wrf_chemi file with 30 time steps

I creat wrfchemi file for my wrf-chem, my wrfchemi file has 30 time step, frames_per_auxinput5 = 30, 30, auxinput5_inname = "wrfchemi_d", auxinput5_interval_m = 60, 60, ...
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Doesn't Increase of Potential Temperature with Height contradict Adiabatic Nature of Processes within Troposphere?

I refer to this question, I asked recently in the physics board: https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/578308/doesnt-increase-of-potential-temperature-with-height-contradict-adiabatic-natur It ...
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How to estimate the settling time of atmospheric particulates as a function of aerodynamic size?

Understanding the behavior of particulates in the atmosphere is important for modeling climate, weather and public health. They can be nucleation sites for rain, fog and smog, they can have thermal ...
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What is the best way to calculate anomaly of meteorological variables with the (GFS/GEFS) forecast

To calculate the anomaly of a variable (temperature, for example) I need the climatology (at least 30 years) of that variable. Which climatology data source should I use? Should I use the "...
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How thin is our atmosphere relative to the size of Earth?

According to the GRC NASA website, Earth's atmosphere is a thin sheet of air extending from the surface of the Earth to the edge of space. Some videos on youtube also point out that if the Earth is ...
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Derivative of the Unit Vector in Spherical Coordinate system

I have a doubt regarding a step in the derivation of the momentum equation in spherical coordinates. I am referring to the textbook "Fundamentals of Atmospheric Modeling" by Mark Jacobson, 2nd Edition,...
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How to search for the nearest non nan value in 2d xarray dataset

I have a 2d xarray dataset and I am having several nan values in the dataset. These nan values need to be filled with the nearest non-nan values in the 2d array. How do I do this? I am trying to ...
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How can I do cdo remapbil

Can anyone to help me? I am trying to use this command to interpolate my netcdf data into my wrfinput_d01 . I have used this: ...
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vertical integrated moisture flux [duplicate]

Does anyone know how to calculate the vertical integrated moisture flux using NCL or Grads if you share a NCL script I'm very thankful to you.
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How does composition change if you extend an Earthlike atmosphere 50km below sea level? [closed]

I'm working to design the atmosphere of a fictional planet inspired by Venus (let's call it Cael). Cael's atmosphere at an altitude of 50 km is essentially identical to Earth's atmosphere at sea ...
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Literature on atmospheric modelling

I need to understand some basics about atmospheric modelling, since I am working with data from the COSMO model for my thesis. My questions mainly concern model validation, like learning about the ...
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How to solve libnetcdf.so.12: cannot open shared object file in pyferret?

My pyferret was working perfectly until I had installed netCDF4 and now it is throwing up this error ...
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Where to get temperature sounding model forecast data?

I want to know the current lapse rate for a given point in the US. In other words, I want "live" temperature data at various altitudes. Live is flexible -- I'm generally OK with a forecast which is ...
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What is difference between an atmospheric model and a climate model?

I am wondering the major differences been an Atmospheric model and a Climate model? For example, Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS) versus Regional Climate Modeling System (RegCM). I recently ...
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Discrete distribution of daily rainfall [closed]

How can I estimate the rainfall rate every ten minutes during a day having the total amount of rainfall during that day ?
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What is the synoptic/atmospheric setup that is causing the U.S. severe weather outbreak in May 2019?

I asked this in the chat and it was suggested I ask on the main site. There's been a seemingly perpetual severe weather outbreak over the central and eastern U.S. over the past two weeks. Killer EF3s ...
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How to transform level 2 satellite retrievals to level 3 gridded data

Usually, I use level-3 gridded satellite data to analyze the spatial and temporal patterns of atmospheric compositions. However, there were some data sources which only afford level 2 product. For ...
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How big of an event is needed to trigger a long winter?

Could a small meteor or natural nuclear explosion melt an ice cap on Earth to trigger a mini ice age without the event being observed by people? Can the Earth have an overlaying thermal cycle that ...
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Rainfall Frequency Analyses

I have monthly precipitation data and would like to create the frequency curve for the 2, 5, 10, 100 year storms. I have access to NetStorm, STORMS 2000, CFA (from Environment Canada) and HEC-SSP. ...
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How can I create multi model ensemble from output of 3 CMIP5 models?

I have a output of 3 models of CMIP5, they are CCSM4, IPSL and MPI. I have two scenarios RCP 2.6 and RCP 8.5 for each model. I want to know that how can I create a multi model ensemble from these 3 ...
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How to control output precision when running WRF?

I am very new in this area and wondering if anyone can answer my following questions: I am running WRF (4.0.3, ideal) to study rounding and truncation. I use the NCL (6.5.0) print command to access ...
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run the WRF model using ERA5

I want to run wrf chem with ERA 5. I followed this post https://dreambooker.site/2018/04/20/Initializing-the-WRF-model-with-ERA5/. Everything works fine unless I add surface pressure to surface data ...
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Importance of surface boundary conditions in a weather model

I have a question regarding the usage of SST values for simulating a real time event such as a tropical cyclone. I feel that I should use the most updated SST values in order to get the accurate ...
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Seeking CMIP5 or CMIP6 globally in .nc format

Is there in some ftp storage, a pre-processing CMIP5 data for direct download in netcdf extention?
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CALPUFF dispersion model - orography

Is it possible to use CALPUFF in ISC-type single-station mode accounting for "simple" terrain effect (like in ISC)? Can I set the orography out of CALMET?
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Conversion of an NWP model into climate model

I am wondering if anybody has an idea about the difference between regional climate models and numerical weather prediction models that are run at the same domain. I have a basic idea that the ...
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