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How CAM SCM IC can be created?
Hi! I have two queries: 1. How can I create IC file for running CAM single column model. I want to run for DYNAMO case. I have the observations from http://johnson.atmos.colostate.edu/dynamo/ 2. When I plotted the precipitation from the IC files available for difference SCM cases (available here: https://svn-ccsm-inputdata.cgd.ucar.edu/trunk/inputdata/atm/cam/scam/iop/), it appears very smooth. Can anyone please comment why is it so? TIA, Bidyut

Bidyut Bikash Goswami
Center for Prototype Climate Modeling
NYU Abu Dhabi

andrew

1. The creation of a SCAM case is detailed in the CAM6 users guide:

https://ncar.github.io/CAM/doc/build/html/users_guide/atmospheric-configurations.html#example-setting-up-user-defined-iop-for-scam

2. The initial conditions for SCAM cases are often using a monthly mean. That is likely why the precipitation is smooth. Precipitation from the IC will only matter for the first few timesteps at most.

 

Regards,

 

Andrew

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