Articles | Volume 16, issue 22
Methods for assessment of models
23 Nov 2023
Methods for assessment of models |  | 23 Nov 2023

A mountain-induced moist baroclinic wave test case for the dynamical cores of atmospheric general circulation models

Owen K. Hughes and Christiane Jablonowski


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-376', Anonymous Referee #1, 27 Jun 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Owen Hughes, 08 Sep 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-376', Anonymous Referee #2, 17 Jul 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Owen Hughes, 08 Sep 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Owen Hughes on behalf of the Authors (08 Sep 2023)  Author's response 
EF by Sarah Buchmann (13 Sep 2023)  Manuscript   Author's tracked changes 
ED: Publish as is (18 Sep 2023) by Richard Neale
AR by Owen Hughes on behalf of the Authors (26 Sep 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Atmospheric models benefit from idealized tests that assess their accuracy in a simpler simulation. A new test with artificial mountains is developed for models on a spherical earth. The mountains trigger the development of both planetary-scale and small-scale waves. These can be analyzed in dry or moist environments, with a simple rainfall mechanism. Four atmospheric models are intercompared. This sheds light on the pros and cons of the model design and the impact of mountains on the flow.