Model NRL1: Elaborations


Model NRL1 is an entry in the CMIP1 intercomparison only.


The spinup/initialization procedure was as follows (cf. Li and Hogan 1998 for further details):

Land Surface Processes

Sea Ice

Sea ice extents are prescribed, but some provision is made for predicting temperature. More information needed.


FNOC, 1986: Fleet Numerical Oceanographic Center's Numerical Environmental Products Manual, Vols. I and II. Fleet Numerical Oceanographic Center, Monterey, CA, 214 pp.

Hogan, T. F., and T. E. Rosmond, 1991: The description of the Navy operational global atmospheric prediction system's spectral forecast model. Mon. Wea. Rev., 119, 1786-1815.

Li, T., and T.F. Hogan, 1998: The role of the annual mean climate on seasonal and interannual variability of the tropical Pacific in a coupled GCM. J. Climate (in press).

Sadler, J.C., M.A. Lander, A.M. Hori, and L.K. Oda, 1987: Tropical marine climatic atlas. Vol. 2: Pacific Ocean. Report UHMET 87-02, Department of Meteorology, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, 27 pp.


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