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https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-16-597-2023
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-16-597-2023
Model evaluation paper
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26 Jan 2023
Model evaluation paper |  | 26 Jan 2023

Evaluation of a cloudy cold-air pool in the Columbia River basin in different versions of the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) model

Bianca Adler, James M. Wilczak, Jaymes Kenyon, Laura Bianco, Irina V. Djalalova, Joseph B. Olson, and David D. Turner

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Adler, B.: Selected HRRRv4 model output and plotting scripts for “Evaluation of a cloudy cold-air pool in the Columbia River Basin in different versions of the HRRR model”, Zenodo [data set], https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6713495, 2022. a
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Rapid changes in wind speed make the integration of wind energy produced during persistent orographic cold-air pools difficult to integrate into the electrical grid. By evaluating three versions of NOAA’s High-Resolution Rapid Refresh model, we demonstrate how model developments targeted during the second Wind Forecast Improvement Project improve the forecast of a persistent cold-air pool event.