Atmospheric model intercomparison project: Monsoon simulations

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The simulation of monsoons, in particular the Indian summer monsoon, has proven to be a critical test of a general circulation model`s ability to simulate tropical climate and variability. The Monsoon Numerical Experimentation Group has begun to address questions regarding the predictability of monsoon extremes, in particular conditions associated with El Nino and La Nina conditions that tend to be associated with drought and flood conditions over the Indian subcontinent, through a series of seasonal integrations using analyzed initial conditions from successive days in 1987 and 1988. In this paper the authors present an analysis of simulations associated with the ... continued below

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Sperber, K.R. & Palmer, T.N. June 1, 1994.

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  • Sperber, K.R. Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States). Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison
  • Palmer, T.N. European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, Reading (United Kingdom)

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The simulation of monsoons, in particular the Indian summer monsoon, has proven to be a critical test of a general circulation model`s ability to simulate tropical climate and variability. The Monsoon Numerical Experimentation Group has begun to address questions regarding the predictability of monsoon extremes, in particular conditions associated with El Nino and La Nina conditions that tend to be associated with drought and flood conditions over the Indian subcontinent, through a series of seasonal integrations using analyzed initial conditions from successive days in 1987 and 1988. In this paper the authors present an analysis of simulations associated with the Atmospheric Model Intercomparison Project (AMIP), a coordinated effort to simulate the 1979--1988 decade using standardized boundary conditions with approximately 30 atmospheric general circulation models. The 13 models analyzed to date are listed. Using monthly mean data from these simulations they have calculated indices of precipitation and wind shear in an effort to access the performance of the models over the course of the AMIP decade.

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  • International conference on monsoon variability and prediction, Trieste (Italy), 9-13 May 1994

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  • Other: DE95012223
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--117494
  • Report No.: CONF-9405322--1
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • DOI: 10.2172/72914 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 72914
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc708753

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Sperber, K.R. & Palmer, T.N. Atmospheric model intercomparison project: Monsoon simulations, report, June 1, 1994; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc708753/: accessed June 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.