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Phillip J. Smith

by statistical inter- polation of forecase error fields. J. Atmos. Sci., 29, 809-815. Sasaki, Yoshikazu, 1971: A theoretical interpretation of ani sotropically weighted smoothing on the basis of numerical variational analysis. Mort. Wea. R~v., 99, 698-707.The Net Generation of Large-Scale Available Potential Energy by Subgrid-Scale Processes Pm~m J. S~a~National Center for Atmospheric Research? Boulder, Colo. 8030~ 6 April 1973 and 8 August 1973ABSTRACT A

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Lisa Bengtsson, Heiner Körnich, Erland Källén, and Gunilla Svensson

1. Introduction Physical processes that are not explicitly resolved by the model grid in numerical weather prediction (NWP) models are parameterized. To address model errors associated with parameterization schemes and subgrid-scale variability, development of stochastic representations of atmospheric processes is becoming more frequent (e.g., Lin and Neelin 2002 ; Shutts 2005 ; Teixeira and Reynolds 2008 ; Plant and Craig 2008 ; Berner et al. 2008 ). In the context of ensemble prediction

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Tiffany A. Shaw and Theodore G. Shepherd

parameterization of processes that occur on scales smaller than can be represented by the discrete model grid. Physical processes occurring on these subgrid scales are important to the resolved energy and momentum budgets and necessarily respect the same conservation principles. Self-consistency of conservation properties in subgrid-scale parameterization is an important issue because parameterizations of subgrid-scale processes can lead to spurious long-term trends if energy and momentum conservation are not

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Mikael K. Witte, Hugh Morrison, Jørgen B. Jensen, Aaron Bansemer, and Andrew Gettelman

m. But as the horizontal grid dimension increases toward what is feasible for a general circulation model (GCM), say tens to hundreds of kilometers, neglecting subgrid-scale variability leads to systematic process rate biases because of small-scale heterogeneity and the nonlinearity of the parameterized process rate equations ( Pincus and Klein 2000 ; Rotstayn 2000 ). Since the realization that neglecting small-scale variability is a cause of bias in GCM microphysics, a number of

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Nicole Mölders and Armin Raabe

the respectivesubgrid-scale land-use types. The same surface parameterization scheme was applied in both cases. All of thesenumerical experiments show that the surface characteristics and, hence, the subgrid-scale surface processesstrongly affect the predicted microclimate close to the ground. Furthermore, the model results also provideevidence that in the case of applying dominant land-use types the grid resolution may strongly affect the calculated water and energy fluxes because a subgrid-scale

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Daan Crommelin and Eric Vanden-Eijnden

1. Introduction: Stochastic parameterization of subgrid-scale processes The parameterization of subgrid-scale processes in models of atmospheric flow has drawn a lot of research attention recently. To get beyond the limitations of parameterizations with deterministic functions, the focus of various recent investigations has been on the potential of stochastic methods for the parameterization of processes that cannot be resolved because they fall below the model grid scale (e.g., Majda et al

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Rebecca L. Gianotti and Elfatih A. B. Eltahir

and the tuned version of the default Emanuel method. The generalized form presented here, where n = 1 is not assumed a priori, removes the need to tune a grid-mean value. The new formulation for autoconversion presented here has significant advantages over the default forms that exist within RegCM3: 1) it explicitly recognizes subgrid variability in CLW and how that variability affects the grid-scale conversion process; 2) only two parameters have to be specified, one dependent upon the other

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Anning Cheng and Kuan-Man Xu

1. Introduction It is well known that variability in cloud microphysical and macrophysical properties occurs at very fine spatial and temporal scales. If subgrid-scale (SGS) variability in cloud properties is crudely represented in numerical models, potentially substantial biases in microphysical process rates can result from inadequate consideration of SGS variability ( Pincus and Klein 2000 ; Larson et al. 2001a ; Woods et al. 2002 ). A potential benefit for representing SGS variability

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Julia Jeworrek, Gregory West, and Roland Stull

example, is reached at a coarser resolution than the gray zone for turbulence [planetary boundary layer (PBL) parameterizations]. Traditional parameterization schemes were designed to represent the subgrid-scale processes that are not explicitly resolved because they are spatially or temporally too small scale, too complex and expensive, or not well understood; but nonetheless affect the atmospheric state at the resolved scale. However, when decreasing the grid spacing below a certain value

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Christopher A. Jeffery, Jon M. Reisner, and Miroslaw Andrejczuk

constant. In particular, an indirect aerosol effect is observed with N D increasing linearly with N c at fixed σ 2 . Overall, the estimates of Fig. 5 indicate that the impact of S ′ variability on volume-averaged quantities is significant over a wide range of temperatures, droplet concentrations and spatial scales; this result provides strong theoretical support for pursuing stochastic condensation as a subgrid cloud model. 6. Early-time enhanced growth The analysis of sections 5c and 5d

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