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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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sea-land breeze system

I am currently in the midst of creating a model for the ocean. If I were to construct a model of the sea-land breeze system, should I include the effects of the planetary rotation in the model? These ...
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On the light difference between morning and afternoon

It is long time that I am looking for what physical reason(s) explains this observation: the sun ambient light between sunrise and midday is crispy, somehow whiter than that of the afternoon hours. ...
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How to calculate humidity using outside temperature and outside relative humidity?

I would like to ask how to calculate the relative humidity that a heated indoor area would have using only outside temperature and outside relative humidity. I found the Relative Humidity Calculator ...
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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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Take all the CO2 in the atmosphere and put it into a layer on the surface of earth, how thick would the layer be?

I teach a Middle School (year 8) Geometry course and have a student attempting to answer this question. My assumptions: earth's radius is $3959 \text{ mi}$ earth is a sphere There is approximately $3 ...
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What is the meaning of step in ERA reanalysis data?

The webpage to download ERA data includes an option called "time" which is intuitive, but also an option called "step". I can't find an explanation of the meaning of this. It can't be a time step ...
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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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Does thermal bubble initiated in WRF dissipate over time?

I am running idealised supercell simulation using WRF model. The supercell storm is initiated with a thermal bubble. I just wonder if the thermal bubble is only affecting the initial temperature. I ...
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How to map emission inventory from lat&lon corrdinate to WRF model grid

Here, I have a regional emission inventory, which mainly contains the varibales of lat,lon,...
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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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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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Physics based circulation models

How useful are physics based models when considering circulations at synoptic scales? Are they useful? Can we not make predictions, observe trends based on data alone? I am studying A.E.Gill's model ...
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What principles do we consider when selecting an air pollution monitor location?

I'm working on a project aiming at finding some potential point as a new air pollutant monitor site for a city to measure $SO_2$, $NO_2$, $PM_{2.5}$, etc. After modeling the surface concentration of ...
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Interpolate Gaussian grids to regular fixed grids using bilinear interpolation?

I want to regrid GCM data available on Gaussian grids to regular grids, say at 1 deg X 1 deg. How to do this using CDO or Python ...
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How to calculate the solar radiation at any place, any time

The solar radiation is one of the important factors controlling the formation of $O_3$, and thereby impacting the levels of various secondary species in the atmosphere. However, in the campaign of ...
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Internal energy, enthalpy, and work in the atmosphere

I'm writing a toy radiative-convective atmospheric model and need to relate the heat flux convergences (either surface sensible heat flux or the radiative flux) to changes in atmospheric layer ...
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Can the Air Mass Factor (AMF) be negative?

I am using a untraviolet-visible spectrometer to measure Vertical Column Densities (VCDs) of trace gases up to the stratosphere. It is physically impossible to have negative VCDs. I have observed some ...
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How does the tornado chaser locate the spot?

In my opinion, tornado is hard to forecast in three different aspects: The size of tornado is about 100 ~ 1000 m which can't be represented well in weather model or detected by limited weather ...
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The difficulties for the simulation of atmospheric metals

Atmospheric metals usually reside in aerosols with complex source origins. The concentrations distribution of metals especially for those with high toxicity (Pb, Cd, Ni, V) should be informative for ...
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Running WRF with ECMWF GRIB2 model levels

ECMWF model data comes in a hybrid GRIB format, that is, model level output is stored in GRIB2 messages, whereas surface data still uses GRIB1 format. Ungrib is unable to understand this hybrid GRIB ...
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What does this reference velocity refer to? (Atmosphere-Ocean Momentum Exchange)

The above image is taken from "Atmosphere–Ocean Momentum Exchange in General Circulation Models", John A.T.Bye 1999. It represents the inertial coupling concept between the atmosphere and ocean. It ...
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What would happen to the Subtropical Ridge/Horse latitudes and Polar front if the Earth was rotating 5% faster?

Would they move towards the Equator/Poles? Stay in the same place? What about if the Earth was rotating 10% slower? Is there a rotation speed for Earth which will lead to 4 wind belts instead of 3 ?
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How to transform the inventory data from degrees to kilometers

First all, my question was different from the question Converting grid resolution from degrees to kilometers. In chemical transport modeling, the pollutant source inventory was an essential input ...
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What is the formula used for atmospheric visibility?

I am working on NCEP GFS data to plot various maps. One such plot I would like to have is visibility. I have seen some of the sites showing visibility charts and the source of the data was shown as ...
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How does temperature impact the elevation distribution of orographic precipitation?

Consider the case of two weather systems of different temperatures hitting the Andes Mountains from the west: After traveling a long distance over the Pacific ocean I would expect the air in both ...
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Change in vertical wind intensity in atmospheric modeling

I am a beginner to atmospheric modeling. I want to know about the change in vertical wind intensity in modeling studies. In general, if I initiate a simulation,I will get the real vertical wind ...
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Does hydroxyl radical chemistry in air quality models create numerical stability problems?

Atmospheric mixing ratios of the hydroxyl radical have relatively short lifespans (on the order of microseconds). When modeling air quality or the weather, the time step is usually much larger than ...
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Role of radiation parametrization update frequency in Tropical Cyclone simulation

I am using a mesoscale model to simulate a tropical cyclone. The model input file has an option of 'Frequency of Radiation Tendencies update time' for Longwave and Shortwave radiation. According to me,...
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NaN values of aerosol variables in KF/Kuo parametrization schemes

I am using the numerical weather prediction (NWP) model RAMS to simulate a Tropical Cyclones in BoB region. I made two setups with two Cumulus Parametrization schemes (Kuo and KF). Initial and ...
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Websites providing visual weather data

What websites are there providing visual weather data? The question actually contains the past and future weather. The purpose is for this question is to provide a list of easy-to-access websites that ...
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How bad is geo-engineering?

It is just curiosity that forced me to ask this question. At some point in time, if we can't control global $\sf{CO_2}$ emissions, temperature will increase until a tipping point and it will be a ...
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Is there a reconstruction of paleoclimate sea level air pressure?

In paleoclimateology graphs of both temperature and atmospheric composition versus time are common. Where can I find a reconstruction of sea surface pressure versus time? I have found one paper that ...
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Is there an atmospheric data database somewhere on the web?

For a personal project, i wanted to develop a global atmospheric database, to compile data like wind speed and direction, temperature, etc. from different sources. My question is this : Does such a ...
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Correlation and causation

Linear correlation (Pearson's) is vastly applied in meteorology/climatology to assess the relationship between two variables, say precipitation and SST, for example. However, we know that correlation ...
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How to properly setup a domain in NWP model (WRF) according to meteorological input data

I want to setup a mesoscale weather prediction model (WRF or something else) to work with NCEP/GFS meteorological input data with resolution of 0.25deg. My question is how to choose a proper size for ...
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How to compute du/dx and dv/dy in moisture flux convergence?

I have $u$-wind, $v$-wind and specific humidity. I would like to compute moisture flux convergence at a grid point. So I need to compute the value of $q(\frac{du}{dx} + \frac{dv}{dy})$ My question is ...
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How to interpret the values of moisture flux convergence?

I have a time series of moisture flux convergence. The values show positive and negative. What are these positive and negative values say? Can somebody help me how to interpret it? How it is related ...
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Interpolating Merra reanalysis

Merra re-analysis ara available for a coarser horizontal grid with resolution of 0.625 × 0.5 degrees providing differents parameters : Precipitation, Temperature ....This been said, I want to ...
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Equation for Atmospheric Pressure Tide

Using Pressure sensors - I found out that there is a daily pressure wave-like pattern with peaks at 9:00 & 21:00 (local time). I want to construct an equation to explain this phenomena, probably ...
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Why is WRF-Chem not reading my emissions data?

I've been trying to run WRF-Chem with my emissions but they are not being read by WRF-Chem. RADM2. I have emissions for the whole week, so io_style_emissions = 2 ...