Articles | Volume 13, issue 4
Model evaluation paper
21 Apr 2020
Model evaluation paper |  | 21 Apr 2020

Near-global-scale high-resolution seasonal simulations with WRF-Noah-MP v.3.8.1

Thomas Schwitalla, Kirsten Warrach-Sagi, Volker Wulfmeyer, and Michael Resch

Model code and software

Modified WRF source code and NCL scripts for the GMD manuscript "Near global scale high-resolution seasonal simulations with WRF" Thomas Schwitalla

Short summary
Performing seasonal simulations on horizontal grid resolutions of a few kilometres over the entire globe remains challenging. We demonstrate the added value of simulating large-scale patterns and feedbacks at 3 km resolution compared to a coarser-resolution forecast using the WRF numerical weather model on a latitude-belt domain. Results show an improvement of cloud coverage in the tropics, better representation of teleconnection, and improvements of precipitation patterns in different regions.