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Case Studies

NU-WRF Case studies

There are various case studies to develop NU-WRF and study regional earth system phenomena.

 

 

Case Tag

(Citation)

Environment

Diagnosis

Observation platforms

Atmosphere

C3VP

(Shi et al. 2010)

Winter storm around the Great Lakes during the C3VP field campaign

Investigate the structure of snow fall due to lake effect and synoptic forcing

CloudSat

AMMA_Aero

(Shi et al. 2013)

West African Monsoon (WAM)

Impact of aerosol direct and indirect effect on MCS in the WAM

Aqua, MIT radar

MC3E

(Tao et al. 2015)

Sever storm environment over the Southern Great Plain (SGP) site during the MC3E field campaign.

Compare Goddard 3ICE and 4ICE

DOE C-SAPR

IFloodS

(Wu et al. 2016)

Spring time Midweast storm during the IFloodS field campaing

Impact of grid resolutions on real-time forecast

Stage IV, MRMS

Downscale

(Iguchi et al, 2017, Lee et al. 2017)

 

Regional climate simulations over the CONUS domain

Quantitative precipitation amount with respect to the physics choice and grid resolution

PRISM, MERRA2, Stage IV, GPM

Arizona

(Kim et al. 2017)

Semi desert environment in the Southeast U.S.

Impact of high-resolution dynamic dust source on simulating the dust storm event.

Terra, Aqua

AMMA_DA

(Zhang et al. 2017)

West African Monsoon

Investigate the impact of precipitation ensemble DA

DMSP, Aqua, TRMM

HS3-SAL

(Tao et al. 2018)

Saharan air layer (SAL) laden with dust sampled by the Global Hawk over Western Africa and the Atlantic Ocean during the HS3 field campaign.

Impact of the dust outbreak on SAL structure and its microphysics and radiation effect

Terra, Aqua, AERONET, Global Hawk

AMMA_Rad

(Matsui et al. 2018)

West African Monsoon

Investigate sensitivity of atmospheric radiative heating process in convection-permitting regional climate simulations.

TRMM, Terra

Nadine

()

Hurricane Nadine interacting with SAL

Investigate sensitivity of aerosol direct and indirect effect of hurricane track and intensity

Terra, Aqua, AERONET, Global Hawk

Earl

()

Hurricane Earl interacting with SAL

Investigate sensitivity of aerosol direct and indirect effect of hurricane track and intensity

GRIP, CALIPSO, Terra, Aqua, TRMM

Land

SGP_Irrigation

(Lawston et al. 2015, Lawston et al. 2017)

Irrigated vs. non-irrigated regions and seasons during dry/wet regimes over NE and IA

Feedback of irrigation approaches on PBL/mesoscale circulations and potential for irrigation improvement via LIS-DA.

Aqua, Terra AMSR2, ASCAT, SMOS, MODIS, UNL soil moisture

SGP_LoCo

(Santanello et al. 2016)

Disparate weather regimes associated with summertime dry/wet extremes in 2006-2008 over KS and OK

Impact of soil moisture assimilation (LIS-DA) on LSM spinup and coupled land-atmosphere prediction during dry/wet extremes.

Aqua, Terra, ARM-SGP

SMOS_DA

(Blankenship et al. 2016)

Land cover and irrigation heterogeneity over large-scale/regional (SE U.S.) domain

Impact of SMOS DA on soil moisture (sfc and root zone) for regional model initialization.

SMOS, Terra, Aqua

Brown_Ocean

(Santanello et al. 2019)

TC Kelvin case study over Australia in 2018

Impact of land and soil moisture conditions on TC landfall and intensity

Terra, Aqua, SMAP, NPP, GPM

ColRiver_Irrigation

()

Irrigation scheme in LIS over WA/OR domain

Local vs. downstream impacts of irrigation on NWP and L-A interactions

Terra, Aqua, SMAP, NPP

SMAP_NWP

()

July 11 2015 SGP Case Study over OK/KS

Impacts of SMAP soil moisture and initialization approaches on L-A and NWP

Terra, Aqua, SMAP, NPP