The North American Monsoon Model Assessment Project: Integrating numerical modeling into a field-based process study

David S. Gutzler, H. K. Kim, R. W. Higgins, H. M.H. Juang, M. Kanamitsu, K. Mitchell, K. Mo, P. Pegion, E. Ritchie, J. K. Schemm, S. Schubert, Y. Song, R. Yang

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Abstract

The international North American Monsoon Experiment (NAME) was organized to improve understanding and prediction skill of warm-season precipitation fluctuations in the monsoonal region of southwest North America. Needing to improve its numerical simulation for the monsoon circulation and its large-scale effects, NAME organizers came up with the NAME Model Assessment Project or NAMAP, which is designed to evaluate the warm-season climate modeling before the field campaign and to provide benchmark simulations of warm-season precipitation, and the physical processes that control precipitation. NAMAP was also designed to assess a wide range of dynamical models with different spatial and temporal resolutions, computational domains, and physical parameterizations. The resultant NAMAP analysis includes discussion of monthly mean precipitation, temperature, low-level wind, and surface flux fields, archived to preserve the monthly mean diurnal cycle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1423-1429
Number of pages7
JournalBulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Volume86
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2005

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    Gutzler, D. S., Kim, H. K., Higgins, R. W., Juang, H. M. H., Kanamitsu, M., Mitchell, K., Mo, K., Pegion, P., Ritchie, E., Schemm, J. K., Schubert, S., Song, Y., & Yang, R. (2005). The North American Monsoon Model Assessment Project: Integrating numerical modeling into a field-based process study. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 86(10), 1423-1429. https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-86-10-1423