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Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems

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March 2014

Volume 6, Issue 1

Pages 1–279

  1. Research Articles

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    2. Research Articles
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      Downdrafts in the near cloud environment of deep convective updrafts (pages 1–8)

      Ian B. Glenn and Steven K. Krueger

      Article first published online: 24 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2013MS000261

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      Key Points

      • We find evidence of a subsiding shell in the near environment of deep convection
      • Quantify that shell compensates less-updraft mass flux for larger updraft size
      • Buoyancy sorting view of mixing at the updraft boundary can explain the shell
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      A sampling method for improving the representation of spatially varying precipitation and soil moisture using the Simple Biosphere Model (pages 9–20)

      Isaac D. Medina, A. Scott Denning, Ian T. Baker, Jorge A. Ramirez and David A. Randall

      Article first published online: 24 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2013MS000251

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      Key Points

      • Spatially varying precipitation and soil moisture are simulated with SiB3
      • Bulk and sampled method simulations are compared to an explicit method
      • Sampled method simulations approach the explicit method
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      A practical scheme of the sigma-point Kalman filter for high-dimensional systems (pages 21–37)

      Youmin Tang, Ziwang Deng, K. K. Manoj and Dake Chen

      Article first published online: 24 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2013MS000255

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      Key Points

      • It develops a new assimilation scheme for the earth modeling
      • It is the first application of the SPKF on the realistic oceanic model
      • It promotes the new assimilation method in the earth modeling
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      Prediction and uncertainty of Hurricane Sandy (2012) explored through a real-time cloud-permitting ensemble analysis and forecast system assimilating airborne Doppler radar observations (pages 38–58)

      Erin B. Munsell and Fuqing Zhang

      Article first published online: 28 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2013MS000297

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      Key Points

      • Predictability of Hurricane Sandy (2012) track and precipitation forecasts
      • Uncertainties in environmental steering flow lead to track divergence
      • Interaction between midlatitude trough and Sandy impacts rainfall
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      Physical mechanisms controlling self-aggregation of convection in idealized numerical modeling simulations (pages 59–74)

      Allison A. Wing and Kerry A. Emanuel

      Article first published online: 5 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2013MS000269

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      Key Points

      • A new analysis method is used to quantify feedbacks governing self-aggregation
      • Feedbacks that establish the cluster are different than those that maintain it
      • Positive WISHE feedback opposes a negative surface flux disequilibrium feedback
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      Radiative-convective instability (pages 75–90)

      Kerry Emanuel, Allison A. Wing and Emmanuel M. Vincent

      Article first published online: 5 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2013MS000270

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      Key Points

      • Radiative-convective equilibrium becomes unstable at high temperature
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      Low cloud reduction in a greenhouse-warmed climate: Results from Lagrangian LES of a subtropical marine cloudiness transition (pages 91–114)

      Christopher S. Bretherton and Peter N. Blossey

      Article first published online: 24 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2013MS000250

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      Key Points

      • LES isolates radiative and thermodynamic positive low cloud feedback mechanisms
      • Thermodynamic cloud thinning due to entrainment liquid-flux adjustment
      • ELF thinning mechanism affects all subtropical Sc-topped cloud regimes
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      Environmental control of tropical cyclones in CMIP5: A ventilation perspective (pages 115–128)

      Brian Tang and Suzana J. Camargo

      Article first published online: 24 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2013MS000294

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      Key Points

      • Changes in the ventilation index are calculated for the RCP8.5 scenario
      • There is a general tendency for the ventilation to increase in the tropics
      • Tropical cyclone activity changes correlate well with ventilation changes
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      Held-Suarez simulations with the Community Atmosphere Model Spectral Element (CAM-SE) dynamical core: A global axial angular momentum analysis using Eulerian and floating Lagrangian vertical coordinates (pages 129–140)

      Peter H. Lauritzen, Julio T. Bacmeister, Thomas Dubos, Sébastien Lebonnois and Mark A. Taylor

      Article first published online: 24 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2013MS000268

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      Key Points

      • CAM-SE conserves global axial angular momentum (AAM) well
      • Vertical coordinate/polynomial order does not impact AAM properties
      • CAM-SE dynamical core is well suited for Venus/Titan simulations
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      Configuration and assessment of the GISS ModelE2 contributions to the CMIP5 archive (pages 141–184)

      Gavin A. Schmidt, Max Kelley, Larissa Nazarenko, Reto Ruedy, Gary L. Russell, Igor Aleinov, Mike Bauer, Susanne E. Bauer, Maharaj K. Bhat, Rainer Bleck, Vittorio Canuto, Yong-Hua Chen, Ye Cheng, Thomas L. Clune, Anthony Del Genio, Rosalinda de Fainchtein, Greg Faluvegi, James E. Hansen, Richard J. Healy, Nancy Y. Kiang, Dorothy Koch, Andy A. Lacis, Allegra N. LeGrande, Jean Lerner, Ken K. Lo, Elaine E. Matthews, Surabi Menon, Ron L. Miller, Valdar Oinas, Amidu O. Oloso, Jan P. Perlwitz, Michael J. Puma, William M. Putman, David Rind, Anastasia Romanou, Makiko Sato, Drew T. Shindell, Shan Sun, Rahman A. Syed, Nick Tausnev, Kostas Tsigaridis, Nadine Unger, Apostolos Voulgarakis, Mao-Sung Yao and Jinlun Zhang

      Article first published online: 4 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2013MS000265

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      Key Points

      • Description of the GISS ModelE2 contribution to CMIP5
      • Impact on evaluation of structural changes in composition and ocean treatment
      • Ocean model choice is an important structural uncertainty
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      Modeling the moist-convective atmosphere with a Quasi-3-D Multiscale Modeling Framework (Q3D MMF) (pages 185–205)

      Joon-Hee Jung and Akio Arakawa

      Article first published online: 7 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2013MS000295

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      Key Points

      • Q3D MMF, a new generation of superparameterization, has been developed
      • It is evaluated with simulations of tropical cyclone in an idealized domain
      • Encouraging results suggest its potential for future NWP and climate models
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      Fast stratocumulus time scale in mixed layer model and large eddy simulation (pages 206–222)

      C. R. Jones, C. S. Bretherton and P. N. Blossey

      Article first published online: 14 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2013MS000289

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      Key Points

      • We identify a fast Sc time scale due to entrainment-liquid flux (ELF) feedback
      • Fast time scale is corroborated by MLM, LES, and physical reasoning
      • ELF adjustment acts as a cloud-thinning feedback in uniformly warmed climate
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      Intercomparison of large-eddy simulations of Arctic mixed-phase clouds: Importance of ice size distribution assumptions (pages 223–248)

      Mikhail Ovchinnikov, Andrew S. Ackerman, Alexander Avramov, Anning Cheng, Jiwen Fan, Ann M. Fridlind, Steven Ghan, Jerry Harrington, Corinna Hoose, Alexei Korolev, Greg M. McFarquhar, Hugh Morrison, Marco Paukert, Julien Savre, Ben J. Shipway, Matthew D. Shupe, Amy Solomon and Kara Sulia

      Article first published online: 14 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2013MS000282

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      Key Points

      • Constrained LES of mixed-phase Arctic clouds from 11 models are analyzed
      • Ice water path differences are attributed to assumed ice size distributions
      • Bulk schemes with gamma size distributions agree better with bin schemes
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      A global soil data set for earth system modeling (pages 249–263)

      Wei Shangguan, Yongjiu Dai, Qingyun Duan, Baoyuan Liu and Hua Yuan

      Article first published online: 14 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2013MS000293

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      Key Points

      • A global soil data set was developed for earth system modeling
      • Various data sources were harmonized using consistent processes
      • Examples of the data set were given show the vertical and horizontal variations
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      A convection-based gravity wave parameterization in a general circulation model: Implementation and improvements on the QBO (pages 264–279)

      Sebastian Schirber, Elisa Manzini and M. Joan Alexander

      Article first published online: 25 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2013MS000286

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      Key Points

      • Implementation of a convection-based GW source parameterization into a GCM
      • Explore physical aspects of convection-based GW source parameterization
      • Physical GW parameterization improves QBO

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