Articles | Volume 14, issue 2
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 719–734, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-719-2021
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 719–734, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-719-2021

Methods for assessment of models 03 Feb 2021

Methods for assessment of models | 03 Feb 2021

Using radar observations to evaluate 3-D radar echo structure simulated by the Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) version 1

Jingyu Wang et al.

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AR by Jiwen Fan on behalf of the Authors (13 Aug 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (31 Aug 2020) by Christina McCluskey
RR by Peter May (15 Sep 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (24 Sep 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #4 (29 Sep 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (02 Oct 2020) by Christina McCluskey
AR by Jiwen Fan on behalf of the Authors (30 Oct 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (25 Nov 2020) by Christina McCluskey
RR by Anonymous Referee #4 (27 Nov 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (04 Dec 2020) by Christina McCluskey
AR by Jiwen Fan on behalf of the Authors (06 Dec 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (11 Dec 2020) by Christina McCluskey
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Short summary
This paper presents an evaluation of the E3SM model against NEXRAD radar observations for the warm seasons during 2014–2016. The COSP forward simulator package is implemented in the model to generate radar reflectivity, and the NEXRAD observations are coarsened to the model resolution for comparison. The model severely underestimates the reflectivity above 4 km. Sensitivity tests on the parameters from cumulus parameterization and cloud microphysics do not improve this model bias.