Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
Development and technical paper
02 Apr 2020
Development and technical paper |  | 02 Apr 2020

Towards the closure of momentum budget analyses in the WRF (v3.8.1) model

Ting-Chen Chen, Man-Kong Yau, and Daniel J. Kirshbaum

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Budget analysis helps to quantify the contribution of different terms in a selected prognostic equation within a numerical simulation. However, it is well acknowledged that non-negligible errors generally exist if such equations are analyzed in model post-processing. Here, we develop an inline budget retrieval method within the WRF model to give a high-accuracy budget closure. We also compare the inline and post-processed budgets to investigate the potential sources of errors in the latter.