Articles | Volume 9, issue 4
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 1413–1422, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-1413-2016
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 1413–1422, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-1413-2016

Model description paper 15 Apr 2016

Model description paper | 15 Apr 2016

3-D radiative transfer in large-eddy simulations – experiences coupling the TenStream solver to the UCLA-LES

Fabian Jakub and Bernhard Mayer

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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (21 Mar 2016) by Klaus Gierens
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ED: Publish as is (01 Apr 2016) by Klaus Gierens
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Short summary
Radiative heating or cooling plays a vital role in the evolution and lifecycle of clouds. Due to the immense computational cost of 3-D radiative transfer, today's atmospheric models usually employ crude 1-D approximations which neglect any horizontal energy transport whatsoever and may introduce non-negligible errors. This paper documents the implementation and runtime characteristics of the new TenStream solver that enables us to study 3-D effects on large domains and extended periods of time.