An Updated Description of the Conformal-Cubic Atmospheric Model



An updated description is presented for the quasi-uniform Conformal-Cubic Atmospheric Model. The model achieves high efficiency as a result of using semi-Lagrangian, semi-implicit time differencing. A reversible staggering treatment for the wind components provides very good dispersion characteristics. An MPI methodology is employed that allows the model to run efficiently on multiple processors. The physical parameterizations for the model are briefly described, and results are shown for the Held-Suarez test, the Aqua-Planet Experiment and an AMIP simulation having 125 km resolution. Antarctic snow accumulation is also shown from a shorter simulation having 50 km resolution.


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