Articles | Volume 10, issue 2
Model evaluation paper
03 Mar 2017
Model evaluation paper |  | 03 Mar 2017

Influence of bulk microphysics schemes upon Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) version 3.6.1 nor'easter simulations

Stephen D. Nicholls, Steven G. Decker, Wei-Kuo Tao, Stephen E. Lang, Jainn J. Shi, and Karen I. Mohr


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AR by Stephen Nicholls on behalf of the Authors (27 Oct 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (23 Nov 2016) by Simon Unterstrasser
AR by Stephen Nicholls on behalf of the Authors (05 Jan 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 Jan 2017) by Simon Unterstrasser
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (30 Jan 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (06 Feb 2017)
ED: Publish as is (13 Feb 2017) by Simon Unterstrasser
Short summary
This study evaluated the impact of five hydrometeor species physics schemes during seven intense winter storm events in the northeastern United States. Model simulations were evaluated against gridded analysis data, precipitation, and weather radar derived products. Results show minor differences in simulated precipitation and large-scale regional patterns, yet simulated weather radar fields were more accurate in physics schemes with less ice pellet content above the melting layer.