Articles | Volume 8, issue 4
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 1169–1195, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-8-1169-2015
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 1169–1195, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-8-1169-2015
Model description paper
24 Apr 2015
Model description paper | 24 Apr 2015

Normal-mode function representation of global 3-D data sets: open-access software for the atmospheric research community

N. Žagar et al.

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The article presents MODES, a new software for the analysis of properties of balanced and inertio-gravity circulations across many scales in (re)analyses, weather forecasts and climate models. The software and real-time results based on ECMWF model can be found at http://meteo.fmf.uni-lj.si/MODES. Evaluation of models' ability to reproduce the unbalanced tropical circulation is expected to provide new insights on model performance that is helpful to diagnose deficiencies and define improvements.