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Dataset

 

Cascade: Africa-12km xfixa model run data

Update Frequency: Unknown
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2008-12-10
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

Cascade was a NERC funded consortium project to study organized convection and scale interactions in the tropical atmosphere using large domain cloud system resolving model simulations. This dataset contains data from the xfixa simulation which ran using the Met Office Unified Model (UM) at 12km horizontal resolution over the domain 20W-20E, 5S-28N which encompasses the west african monsoon. Cascade Africa simulations are used to study African Easterly Waves.

This dataset contains 4km Africa model measurements from xfixa run.

Citable as:  Woolnough, S. (2008): Cascade: Africa-12km xfixa model run data. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/5f6f72fd4f5048b8bf65225cf4ac79a9
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Cascade, atmosphere, UM, Unified Model

Details

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Access rules:
Public data: access to these data is available to both registered and non-registered users.
Use of these data is covered by the following licence: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data were generated using the Met Office Unified Model (UM) at 12km horizontal resolution over the domain 20W-20E, 5S-28N. Cascade data has been converted to CF-netCDF by the cascade team using one of two tools: UKMOIDL or xconv, then passed on to the BADC for archiving.

Data Quality:
See dataset associated documentation.
File Format:
Data are netCDF formatted

Process overview

This dataset was generated by the computation detailed below.
Title Met Office operational unified model (UM) deployed on unknown computer
Abstract This computation involved: Met Office operational unified model (UM).
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
  • units: kg m-2 s-1
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: B.LAYER TOTAL MOISTURE FLUXS KG/M2/S
  • names: B.LAYER TOTAL MOISTURE FLUXS KG/M2/S
  • units: m
  • long_name: BOUNDARY LAYER DEPTH AFTER TIMESTEP
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  • var_id: atmosphere_boundary_layer_thickness
  • names: BOUNDARY LAYER DEPTH AFTER TIMESTEP, atmosphere_boundary_layer_thickness
  • units: W m-2
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: BOUNDARY LAYER HEAT FLUXES W/M2
  • names: BOUNDARY LAYER HEAT FLUXES W/M2
  • units: m
  • var_id: blht
  • long_name: Boundary layer height
  • names: Boundary layer height
  • units: kg m-2
  • long_name: CANOPY WATER CONTENT
  • standard_name: canopy_water_amount
  • var_id: canopy_water_amount
  • names: CANOPY WATER CONTENT, canopy_water_amount
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  • long_name: CLEAR-SKY (II) UPWARD LW FLUX (TOA)
  • standard_name: toa_outgoing_longwave_flux_assuming_clear_sky
  • var_id: toa_outgoing_longwave_flux_assuming_clear_sky
  • names: CLEAR-SKY (II) UPWARD LW FLUX (TOA), toa_outgoing_longwave_flux_assuming_clear_sky
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  • long_name: CLOUD ICE CONTENT AFTER LS PRECIP
  • var_id: data
  • names: CLOUD ICE CONTENT AFTER LS PRECIP
  • units: kg kg-1
  • long_name: CLOUD LIQUID WATER AFTER LS PRECIP
  • var_id: data
  • names: CLOUD LIQUID WATER AFTER LS PRECIP
  • units: kg m-2
  • long_name: CONVECTIVE RAIN AMOUNT KG/M2/TS
  • var_id: data
  • names: CONVECTIVE RAIN AMOUNT KG/M2/TS
  • units: kg m-2 s-1
  • long_name: CONVECTIVE RAINFALL RATE KG/M2/S
  • standard_name: convective_rainfall_rate
  • var_id: convective_rainfall_rate
  • names: CONVECTIVE RAINFALL RATE KG/M2/S, convective_rainfall_rate
  • long_name: CUMULUS-CAPPED BL INDICATOR
  • var_id: data
  • names: CUMULUS-CAPPED BL INDICATOR
  • units: m
  • var_id: level275
  • long_name: Canopy height (all vegetation)
  • names: Canopy height (all vegetation)
  • long_name: DECOUPLED SC. NOT OVER CU. INDICATOR
  • var_id: data
  • names: DECOUPLED SC. NOT OVER CU. INDICATOR
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  • var_id: data
  • names: DECOUPLED SC. OVER CU. INDICATOR
  • units: m
  • standard_name: geopotential_height
  • var_id: geopotential_height
  • long_name: GEOPENTIAL HEIGHT ON P LEV/UV GRID
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  • var_id: ht
  • long_name: Height
  • names: Height
  • units: level
  • long_name: Hybrid height
  • var_id: hybrid_ht
  • names: Hybrid height
  • units: W m-2
  • long_name: INCOMING SW RAD FLUX (TOA): ALL TSS
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  • units: kg m-2
  • long_name: LARGE SCALE RAIN AMOUNT KG/M2/TS
  • var_id: data
  • names: LARGE SCALE RAIN AMOUNT KG/M2/TS
  • units: kg m-2 s-1
  • long_name: LARGE SCALE RAINFALL RATE KG/M2/S
  • standard_name: large_scale_rainfall_rate
  • var_id: large_scale_rainfall_rate
  • names: LARGE SCALE RAINFALL RATE KG/M2/S, large_scale_rainfall_rate
  • units: kg m-2 s-1
  • long_name: LARGE SCALE SNOWFALL RATE KG/M2/S
  • standard_name: large_scale_snowfall_flux
  • var_id: large_scale_snowfall_flux
  • names: LARGE SCALE SNOWFALL RATE KG/M2/S, large_scale_snowfall_flux
  • units: K s-1
  • long_name: LW HEATING RATES
  • standard_name: tendency_of_air_temperature_due_to_longwave_heating
  • var_id: tendency_of_air_temperature_due_to_longwave_heating
  • names: LW HEATING RATES, tendency_of_air_temperature_due_to_longwave_heating
  • units: W m-2
  • long_name: NET DOWN SURFACE LW RAD FLUX
  • standard_name: surface_net_downward_longwave_flux
  • var_id: surface_net_downward_longwave_flux
  • names: NET DOWN SURFACE LW RAD FLUX, surface_net_downward_longwave_flux
  • long_name: NET DOWN SURFACE SW FLUX: SW TS ONLY
  • units: W m-2
  • standard_name: surface_net_downward_shortwave_flux
  • var_id: surface_net_downward_shortwave_flux
  • names: NET DOWN SURFACE SW FLUX: SW TS ONLY, surface_net_downward_shortwave_flux
  • units: Pa s-1
  • standard_name: lagrangian_tendency_of_air_pressure
  • long_name: OMEGA ON P LEV/UV GRID
  • var_id: lagrangian_tendency_of_air_pressure
  • names: lagrangian_tendency_of_air_pressure, OMEGA ON P LEV/UV GRID
  • units: W m-2
  • long_name: OUTGOING LW RAD FLUX (TOA)
  • standard_name: toa_outgoing_longwave_flux
  • var_id: toa_outgoing_longwave_flux
  • names: OUTGOING LW RAD FLUX (TOA), toa_outgoing_longwave_flux
  • units: W m-2
  • long_name: OUTGOING SW RAD FLUX (TOA)
  • standard_name: toa_outgoing_shortwave_flux
  • var_id: toa_outgoing_shortwave_flux
  • names: OUTGOING SW RAD FLUX (TOA), toa_outgoing_shortwave_flux
  • units: Pa
  • standard_name: air_pressure
  • var_id: air_pressure
  • long_name: PRESSURE AT RHO LEVELS AFTER TS
  • names: air_pressure, PRESSURE AT RHO LEVELS AFTER TS
  • units: Pa
  • standard_name: air_pressure
  • var_id: air_pressure
  • long_name: PRESSURE AT THETA LEVELS AFTER TS
  • names: air_pressure, PRESSURE AT THETA LEVELS AFTER TS
  • units: K m2 s-1 kg-1
  • long_name: PV ON MODEL LEVELS(CALC PV)
  • standard_name: product_of_northward_wind_and_air_temperature
  • var_id: product_of_northward_wind_and_air_temperature
  • names: PV ON MODEL LEVELS(CALC PV), product_of_northward_wind_and_air_temperature
  • units: mbar
  • long_name: Pressure
  • var_id: p
  • names: Pressure
  • units: kg kg-1
  • standard_name: mass_fraction_of_cloud_ice_in_air
  • var_id: mass_fraction_of_cloud_ice_in_air
  • long_name: QCF AFTER TIMESTEP
  • names: mass_fraction_of_cloud_ice_in_air, QCF AFTER TIMESTEP
  • units: kg kg-1
  • standard_name: mass_fraction_of_cloud_liquid_water_in_air
  • var_id: mass_fraction_of_cloud_liquid_water_in_air
  • long_name: QCL AFTER TIMESTEP
  • names: mass_fraction_of_cloud_liquid_water_in_air, QCL AFTER TIMESTEP
  • units: kg m-2 s-1
  • long_name: RAINFALL RATE OUT OF MODEL LEVELS
  • var_id: data
  • names: RAINFALL RATE OUT OF MODEL LEVELS
  • standard_name: relative_humidity
  • var_id: relative_humidity
  • long_name: RELATIVE HUMIDITY ON P LEV/UV GRID
  • names: relative_humidity, RELATIVE HUMIDITY ON P LEV/UV GRID
  • units: kg m-2 s-1
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: SNOWFALL RATE OUT OF MODEL LEVELS
  • names: SNOWFALL RATE OUT OF MODEL LEVELS
  • units: kg m-2
  • long_name: SOIL MOISTURE CONTENT
  • standard_name: soil_moisture_content
  • var_id: soil_moisture_content
  • names: SOIL MOISTURE CONTENT, soil_moisture_content
  • units: kg kg-1
  • long_name: SPECIFIC HUMIDITY AFTER TIMESTEP
  • standard_name: specific_humidity
  • var_id: specific_humidity
  • names: SPECIFIC HUMIDITY AFTER TIMESTEP, specific_humidity
  • units: kg kg-1
  • long_name: SPECIFIC HUMIDITY AT 1.5M
  • standard_name: specific_humidity
  • var_id: specific_humidity
  • names: SPECIFIC HUMIDITY AT 1.5M, specific_humidity
  • units: kg kg-1
  • standard_name: specific_humidity
  • var_id: specific_humidity
  • long_name: SPECIFIC HUMIDITY ON P LEV/UV GRID
  • names: specific_humidity, SPECIFIC HUMIDITY ON P LEV/UV GRID
  • long_name: STABLE BL INDICATOR
  • var_id: data
  • names: STABLE BL INDICATOR
  • long_name: STRATOCUM. OVER STABLE BL INDICATOR
  • var_id: data
  • names: STRATOCUM. OVER STABLE BL INDICATOR
  • units: W m-2
  • standard_name: surface_upward_sensible_heat_flux
  • var_id: surface_upward_sensible_heat_flux
  • long_name: SURFACE HEAT FLUX W/M2
  • names: surface_upward_sensible_heat_flux, SURFACE HEAT FLUX W/M2
  • units: W m-2
  • long_name: SURFACE LATENT HEAT FLUX W/M2
  • standard_name: surface_upward_latent_heat_flux
  • var_id: surface_upward_latent_heat_flux
  • names: SURFACE LATENT HEAT FLUX W/M2, surface_upward_latent_heat_flux
  • units: Pa
  • standard_name: surface_air_pressure
  • var_id: surface_air_pressure
  • long_name: SURFACE PRESSURE AFTER TIMESTEP
  • names: surface_air_pressure, SURFACE PRESSURE AFTER TIMESTEP
  • units: K
  • long_name: SURFACE TEMPERATURE AFTER TIMESTEP
  • standard_name: surface_temperature
  • var_id: surface_temperature
  • names: SURFACE TEMPERATURE AFTER TIMESTEP, surface_temperature
  • units: kg kg-1
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: Stash code = 2308
  • names: Stash code = 2308
  • units: kg kg-1
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: Stash code = 2309
  • names: Stash code = 2309
  • units: kg kg-1
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: Stash code = 2310
  • names: Stash code = 2310
  • units: kg kg-1
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: Stash code = 2311
  • names: Stash code = 2311
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: Stash code = 2312
  • names: Stash code = 2312
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: Stash code = 2313
  • names: Stash code = 2313
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: Stash code = 2314
  • names: Stash code = 2314
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: Stash code = 2315
  • names: Stash code = 2315
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: Stash code = 3465
  • names: Stash code = 3465
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: Stash code = 5227
  • names: Stash code = 5227
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: Stash code = 5228
  • names: Stash code = 5228
  • units: level
  • var_id: surface
  • long_name: Surface
  • names: Surface
  • units: K
  • long_name: T TOTAL INCREMENT ON MODEL LEVELS
  • standard_name: tendency_of_air_temperature
  • var_id: tendency_of_air_temperature
  • names: T TOTAL INCREMENT ON MODEL LEVELS, tendency_of_air_temperature
  • units: K
  • standard_name: air_temperature
  • var_id: air_temperature
  • long_name: TEMPERATURE AT 1.5M
  • names: air_temperature, TEMPERATURE AT 1.5M
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: TEMPERATURE INC: bdy layer + ls cld
  • names: TEMPERATURE INC: bdy layer + ls cld
  • long_name: TEMPERATURE INCR: advect K/Timestep
  • standard_name: tendency_of_air_temperature_due_to_advection
  • var_id: tendency_of_air_temperature_due_to_advection
  • names: TEMPERATURE INCR: advect K/Timestep, tendency_of_air_temperature_due_to_advection
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: TEMPERATURE INCR: convection
  • names: TEMPERATURE INCR: convection
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: TEMPERATURE INCR: ls rain
  • names: TEMPERATURE INCR: ls rain
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: TEMPERATURE INCR: lwrad scheme
  • names: TEMPERATURE INCR: lwrad scheme
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: TEMPERATURE INCR: swrad scheme
  • names: TEMPERATURE INCR: swrad scheme
  • units: K
  • standard_name: air_temperature
  • var_id: air_temperature
  • long_name: TEMPERATURE ON P LEV/UV GRID
  • names: air_temperature, TEMPERATURE ON P LEV/UV GRID
  • units: K
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: TEMPERATURE ON THETA LEVELS
  • names: TEMPERATURE ON THETA LEVELS
  • units: K
  • long_name: THETA AFTER TIMESTEP
  • standard_name: air_potential_temperature
  • var_id: air_potential_temperature
  • names: THETA AFTER TIMESTEP, air_potential_temperature
  • long_name: TOTAL CLOUD AMOUNT IN LW RADIATION
  • units: 0-1
  • standard_name: cloud_area_fraction
  • var_id: cloud_area_fraction
  • names: TOTAL CLOUD AMOUNT IN LW RADIATION, cloud_area_fraction
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: TOTAL COLUMN DRY MASS RHO GRID
  • names: TOTAL COLUMN DRY MASS RHO GRID
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: TOTAL COLUMN QCF RHO GRID
  • names: TOTAL COLUMN QCF RHO GRID
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: TOTAL COLUMN QCL RHO GRID
  • names: TOTAL COLUMN QCL RHO GRID
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: TOTAL COLUMN WET MASS RHO GRID
  • names: TOTAL COLUMN WET MASS RHO GRID
  • units: kg m-2 s-1
  • long_name: TOTAL PRECIPITATION RATE KG/M2/S
  • standard_name: precipitation_flux
  • var_id: precipitation_flux
  • names: TOTAL PRECIPITATION RATE KG/M2/S, precipitation_flux
  • units: level
  • var_id: toa
  • long_name: Top of atmosphere
  • names: Top of atmosphere
  • units: m s-1
  • standard_name: eastward_wind
  • var_id: eastward_wind
  • long_name: U COMPNT OF WIND AFTER TIMESTEP
  • names: eastward_wind, U COMPNT OF WIND AFTER TIMESTEP
  • units: m s-1
  • standard_name: eastward_wind
  • var_id: eastward_wind
  • long_name: U COMPNT OF WIND ON P LEV/UV GRID
  • names: eastward_wind, U COMPNT OF WIND ON P LEV/UV GRID
  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: U TOTAL INCREMENT ON MODEL LEVELS
  • standard_name: tendency_of_eastward_wind
  • var_id: tendency_of_eastward_wind
  • names: U TOTAL INCREMENT ON MODEL LEVELS, tendency_of_eastward_wind
  • long_name: U WIND INCR: advection
  • standard_name: tendency_of_eastward_wind_due_to_advection
  • var_id: tendency_of_eastward_wind_due_to_advection
  • names: tendency_of_eastward_wind_due_to_advection, U WIND INCR: advection
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: U WIND INCR: bdy layer
  • names: U WIND INCR: bdy layer
  • long_name: U WIND INCR: convection
  • standard_name: tendency_of_eastward_wind_due_to_convection
  • var_id: tendency_of_eastward_wind_due_to_convection
  • names: tendency_of_eastward_wind_due_to_convection, U WIND INCR: convection
  • standard_name: tendency_of_eastward_wind_due_to_gravity_wave_drag
  • long_name: U WIND INCR: gwd scheme
  • var_id: tendency_of_eastward_wind_due_to_gravity_wave_drag
  • names: tendency_of_eastward_wind_due_to_gravity_wave_drag, U WIND INCR: gwd scheme
  • var_id: unspecified
  • long_name: Unspecified
  • names: Unspecified
  • units: m s-1
  • standard_name: northward_wind
  • var_id: northward_wind
  • long_name: V COMPNT OF WIND AFTER TIMESTEP
  • names: northward_wind, V COMPNT OF WIND AFTER TIMESTEP
  • units: m s-1
  • standard_name: northward_wind
  • var_id: northward_wind
  • long_name: V COMPNT OF WIND ON P LEV/UV GRID
  • names: northward_wind, V COMPNT OF WIND ON P LEV/UV GRID
  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: V TOTAL INCREMENT ON MODEL LEVELS
  • standard_name: tendency_of_northward_wind
  • var_id: tendency_of_northward_wind
  • names: V TOTAL INCREMENT ON MODEL LEVELS, tendency_of_northward_wind
  • long_name: V WIND INCR: advection
  • standard_name: tendency_of_northward_wind_due_to_advection
  • var_id: tendency_of_northward_wind_due_to_advection
  • names: tendency_of_northward_wind_due_to_advection, V WIND INCR: advection
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: V WIND INCR: bdy layer
  • names: V WIND INCR: bdy layer
  • long_name: V WIND INCR: convection
  • standard_name: tendency_of_northward_wind_due_to_convection
  • var_id: tendency_of_northward_wind_due_to_convection
  • names: tendency_of_northward_wind_due_to_convection, V WIND INCR: convection
  • long_name: V WIND INCR: gwd scheme
  • standard_name: tendency_of_northward_wind_due_to_gravity_wave_drag
  • var_id: tendency_of_northward_wind_due_to_gravity_wave_drag
  • names: V WIND INCR: gwd scheme, tendency_of_northward_wind_due_to_gravity_wave_drag
  • units: m s-1
  • standard_name: upward_air_velocity
  • var_id: upward_air_velocity
  • long_name: W COMPNT OF WIND AFTER TIMESTEP
  • names: upward_air_velocity, W COMPNT OF WIND AFTER TIMESTEP
  • long_name: WELL_MIXED BL INDICATOR
  • var_id: data
  • names: WELL_MIXED BL INDICATOR
  • units: N m-2
  • long_name: X-COMP OF SURF & BL WIND STRESS N/M2
  • standard_name: surface_downward_eastward_stress
  • var_id: surface_downward_eastward_stress
  • names: X-COMP OF SURF & BL WIND STRESS N/M2, surface_downward_eastward_stress
  • units: N m-2
  • long_name: Y-COMP OF SURF & BL WIND STRESS N/M2
  • standard_name: surface_downward_northward_stress
  • var_id: surface_downward_northward_stress
  • names: Y-COMP OF SURF & BL WIND STRESS N/M2, surface_downward_northward_stress
  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: dU DIFFUSION INC ON MODEL LEVELS
  • standard_name: tendency_of_eastward_wind_due_to_diffusion
  • var_id: tendency_of_eastward_wind_due_to_diffusion
  • names: dU DIFFUSION INC ON MODEL LEVELS, tendency_of_eastward_wind_due_to_diffusion
  • units: m s-1
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: dU SOLVER INC ON MODEL LEVELS
  • names: dU SOLVER INC ON MODEL LEVELS
  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: dV DIFFUSION INC ON MODEL LEVELS
  • standard_name: tendency_of_northward_wind_due_to_diffusion
  • var_id: tendency_of_northward_wind_due_to_diffusion
  • names: tendency_of_northward_wind_due_to_diffusion, dV DIFFUSION INC ON MODEL LEVELS
  • units: m s-1
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: dV SOLVER INC ON MODEL LEVELS
  • names: dV SOLVER INC ON MODEL LEVELS
  • units: degrees
  • standard_name: grid_latitude
  • var_id: rlat
  • long_name: latitude in rotated grid
  • names: grid_latitude, latitude in rotated grid
  • units: degrees
  • standard_name: grid_longitude
  • var_id: rlon
  • long_name: longitude in rotated grid
  • names: grid_longitude, longitude in rotated grid
  • var_id: t
  • long_name: t
  • names: t

Co-ordinate Variables

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2006-01-01T00:00:00
End time:
2006-01-10T23:59:59
Geographic Extent

 
38.0000°
 
-20.0000°
 
20.0000°
 
5.0000°