Articles | Volume 12, issue 5
Methods for assessment of models
29 May 2019
Methods for assessment of models |  | 29 May 2019

Convective response to large-scale forcing in the tropical western Pacific simulated by spCAM5 and CanAM4.3

Toni Mitovski, Jason N. S. Cole, Norman A. McFarlane, Knut von Salzen, and Guang J. Zhang


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AR by Jason Cole on behalf of the Authors (08 Feb 2019)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (21 Feb 2019) by Paul Ullrich
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (25 Feb 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (19 Mar 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (19 Mar 2019) by Paul Ullrich
AR by Jason Cole on behalf of the Authors (01 Apr 2019)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (09 Apr 2019) by Paul Ullrich
AR by Jason Cole on behalf of the Authors (03 May 2019)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Changes in the large-scale environment during convective precipitation events simulated by the Canadian Atmospheric Model (CanAM4.3) are compared against those simulated by the super-parameterized Community Atmosphere Model (spCAM5). Compared to spCAM5, CanAM4.3 underestimates the frequency of extreme convective precipitation and the duration of convective events are 50 % shorter. The dependence of precipitation on changes in the large-scale environment differs between CanAM4.3 and spCAM5.