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Dataset

 

Cascade: Africa-12km zfdya model run data

Update Frequency: Unknown
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2014-09-22
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 zfdya 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 12km Africa model measurements from zfdya runs.

Citable as:  Woolnough, S. (2014): Cascade: Africa-12km zfdya model run data. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/85fd404a6ddf01423868172d2a2274de
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Cascade, atmosphere, UM, Unified Model

Details

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Previously used record identifiers:
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__ACTIVITY_70021c96-4221-11e4-b42c-00163e251233
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
  • var_id: X
  • var_id: Y
  • var_id: a_for_eta_hh
  • units: hPa
  • standard_name: air_pressure
  • var_id: air_pressure
  • names: air_pressure
  • units: 1
  • standard_name: atmosphere_hybrid_height_coordinate
  • var_id: eta_hh
  • names: atmosphere_hybrid_height_coordinate
  • var_id: aux_lat
  • var_id: aux_lon
  • long_name: b.layer total moisture fluxs kg/m2/s
  • var_id: data
  • names: b.layer total moisture fluxs kg/m2/s
  • var_id: b_for_eta_hh
  • var_id: bound_X
  • var_id: bound_Y
  • var_id: bound_a_for_eta_hh
  • var_id: bound_b_for_eta_hh
  • var_id: bound_eta_hh
  • var_id: bound_time
  • standard_name: atmosphere_boundary_layer_thickness
  • long_name: boundary layer depth after timestep
  • var_id: atmosphere_boundary_layer_thickness
  • names: atmosphere_boundary_layer_thickness, boundary layer depth after timestep
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: boundary layer heat fluxes w/m2
  • names: boundary layer heat fluxes w/m2
  • units: W m-2
  • standard_name: toa_outgoing_longwave_flux_assuming_clear_sky
  • long_name: clear-sky (ii) upward lw flux (toa)
  • var_id: toa_outgoing_longwave_flux_assuming_clear_sky
  • names: toa_outgoing_longwave_flux_assuming_clear_sky, clear-sky (ii) upward lw flux (toa)
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: cloud ice content after ls precip
  • names: cloud ice content after ls precip
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: cloud liquid water after ls precip
  • names: cloud liquid water after ls precip
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: convective rain amount kg/m2/ts
  • 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
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: cumulus-capped bl indicator
  • names: cumulus-capped bl indicator
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: decoupled sc. not over cu. indicator
  • names: decoupled sc. not over cu. indicator
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: decoupled sc. over cu. indicator
  • names: decoupled sc. over cu. indicator
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: geopotential height on p lev/uv grid
  • names: geopotential height on p lev/uv grid
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: gridbox cnv qcf in radiation kg/kg
  • names: gridbox cnv qcf in radiation kg/kg
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: gridbox cnv qcl in radiation kg/kg
  • names: gridbox cnv qcl in radiation kg/kg
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: gridbox ice cca in radiation
  • names: gridbox ice cca in radiation
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: gridbox ice lsc cf in radiation
  • names: gridbox ice lsc cf in radiation
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: gridbox liq cca in radiation
  • names: gridbox liq cca in radiation
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: gridbox liq lsc cf in radiation
  • names: gridbox liq lsc cf in radiation
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: gridbox lsc qcf in radiation kg/kg
  • names: gridbox lsc qcf in radiation kg/kg
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: gridbox lsc qcl in radiation kg/kg
  • names: gridbox lsc qcl in radiation kg/kg
  • units: m
  • standard_name: height
  • var_id: height
  • names: height
  • units: W m-2
  • standard_name: toa_incoming_shortwave_flux
  • long_name: incoming sw rad flux (toa): all tss
  • var_id: toa_incoming_shortwave_flux
  • names: toa_incoming_shortwave_flux, incoming sw rad flux (toa): all tss
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: large scale rain amount kg/m2/ts
  • 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, large scale rainfall rate kg/m2/s
  • units: kg m-2 s-1
  • standard_name: large_scale_snowfall_flux
  • long_name: large scale snowfall rate kg/m2/s
  • var_id: large_scale_snowfall_flux
  • names: large_scale_snowfall_flux, large scale snowfall rate kg/m2/s
  • standard_name: tendency_of_air_temperature_due_to_longwave_heating
  • long_name: lw heating rates
  • var_id: tendency_of_air_temperature_due_to_longwave_heating
  • names: tendency_of_air_temperature_due_to_longwave_heating, lw heating rates
  • standard_name: model_level_number
  • var_id: model_level_number
  • names: model_level_number
  • units: W m-2
  • standard_name: surface_net_downward_longwave_flux
  • long_name: net down surface lw rad flux
  • var_id: surface_net_downward_longwave_flux
  • names: surface_net_downward_longwave_flux, net down surface lw rad flux
  • units: W m-2
  • standard_name: surface_net_downward_shortwave_flux
  • long_name: net down surface sw flux: sw ts only
  • var_id: surface_net_downward_shortwave_flux
  • names: surface_net_downward_shortwave_flux, net down surface sw flux: sw ts only
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: nominal 3d convective rainfall rate
  • names: nominal 3d convective rainfall rate
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: nominal 3d convective snowfall rate
  • names: nominal 3d convective snowfall rate
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: omega on p lev/uv grid
  • names: omega on p lev/uv grid
  • units: m
  • standard_name: surface_altitude
  • long_name: orography (/strat lower bc)
  • var_id: surface_altitude
  • names: surface_altitude, orography (/strat lower bc)
  • units: W m-2
  • standard_name: toa_outgoing_longwave_flux
  • long_name: outgoing lw rad flux (toa)
  • var_id: toa_outgoing_longwave_flux
  • names: toa_outgoing_longwave_flux, outgoing lw rad flux (toa)
  • units: W m-2
  • standard_name: toa_outgoing_shortwave_flux
  • long_name: outgoing sw rad flux (toa)
  • var_id: toa_outgoing_shortwave_flux
  • names: toa_outgoing_shortwave_flux, outgoing sw rad flux (toa)
  • 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
  • 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
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: pv on model levels(calc pv)
  • names: pv on model levels(calc pv)
  • standard_name: mass_fraction_of_cloud_ice_in_air
  • long_name: qcf after timestep
  • var_id: mass_fraction_of_cloud_ice_in_air
  • names: mass_fraction_of_cloud_ice_in_air, qcf after timestep
  • standard_name: mass_fraction_of_cloud_liquid_water_in_air
  • long_name: qcl after timestep
  • var_id: mass_fraction_of_cloud_liquid_water_in_air
  • names: mass_fraction_of_cloud_liquid_water_in_air, qcl after timestep
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: rainfall rate out of model levels
  • names: rainfall rate out of model levels
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: rh wrt water on p lev/uv grid
  • names: rh wrt water on p lev/uv grid
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: snowfall rate out of model levels
  • names: snowfall rate out of model levels
  • units: 1
  • standard_name: specific_humidity
  • var_id: specific_humidity
  • long_name: specific humidity after timestep
  • names: specific_humidity, specific humidity after timestep
  • units: 1
  • standard_name: specific_humidity
  • var_id: specific_humidity
  • long_name: specific humidity at 1.5m
  • names: specific_humidity, specific humidity at 1.5m
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: specific humidity on p lev/uv grid
  • names: specific humidity on p lev/uv grid
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: stable bl indicator
  • names: stable bl indicator
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: stratocum. over stable bl indicator
  • names: stratocum. over stable bl indicator
  • units: W m-2
  • standard_name: surface_upward_sensible_heat_flux
  • long_name: surface heat flux w/m2
  • var_id: surface_upward_sensible_heat_flux
  • names: surface_upward_sensible_heat_flux, surface heat flux w/m2
  • units: W m-2
  • standard_name: surface_upward_latent_heat_flux
  • long_name: surface latent heat flux w/m2
  • var_id: surface_upward_latent_heat_flux
  • names: surface_upward_latent_heat_flux, surface latent heat flux w/m2
  • standard_name: surface_air_pressure
  • long_name: surface pressure after timestep
  • var_id: surface_air_pressure
  • names: surface_air_pressure, surface pressure after timestep
  • units: K
  • standard_name: surface_temperature
  • long_name: surface temperature after timestep
  • var_id: surface_temperature
  • names: surface_temperature, surface temperature after timestep
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: t total increment on model levels
  • names: t total increment on model levels
  • 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
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: temperature incr: advect k/timestep
  • names: temperature incr: advect k/timestep
  • 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
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: temperature on p lev/uv grid
  • names: temperature on p lev/uv grid
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: temperature on theta levels
  • names: temperature on theta levels
  • units: K
  • standard_name: air_potential_temperature
  • long_name: theta after timestep
  • var_id: air_potential_temperature
  • names: air_potential_temperature, theta after timestep
  • units: 1
  • standard_name: cloud_area_fraction
  • long_name: total cloud amount in lw radiation
  • var_id: cloud_area_fraction
  • names: cloud_area_fraction, total cloud amount in lw radiation
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: total column dry mass rho grid
  • names: total column dry mass rho grid
  • units: kg m-2
  • standard_name: atmosphere_cloud_ice_content
  • long_name: total column qcf rho grid
  • var_id: atmosphere_cloud_ice_content
  • names: atmosphere_cloud_ice_content, 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
  • standard_name: precipitation_flux
  • var_id: precipitation_flux
  • long_name: total precipitation rate kg/m2/s
  • names: precipitation_flux, total precipitation rate kg/m2/s
  • 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
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: u compnt of wind on p lev/uv grid
  • names: u compnt of wind on p lev/uv grid
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: u total increment on model levels
  • names: u total increment on model levels
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: u wind incr: advection
  • names: u wind incr: advection
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: u wind incr: bdy layer
  • names: u wind incr: bdy layer
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: u wind incr: convection
  • names: u wind incr: convection
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: u wind incr: gwd scheme
  • names: u wind incr: gwd scheme
  • 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
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: v compnt of wind on p lev/uv grid
  • names: v compnt of wind on p lev/uv grid
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: v total increment on model levels
  • names: v total increment on model levels
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: v wind incr: advection
  • names: v wind incr: advection
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: v wind incr: bdy layer
  • names: v wind incr: bdy layer
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: v wind incr: convection
  • names: v wind incr: convection
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: v wind incr: gwd scheme
  • names: v wind incr: gwd scheme
  • 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
  • var_id: data
  • long_name: well_mixed bl indicator
  • names: well_mixed bl indicator
  • units: Pa
  • standard_name: surface_downward_eastward_stress
  • long_name: x-comp of surf & bl wind stress n/m2
  • var_id: surface_downward_eastward_stress
  • names: surface_downward_eastward_stress, x-comp of surf & bl wind stress n/m2
  • units: Pa
  • standard_name: surface_downward_northward_stress
  • long_name: y-comp of surf & bl wind stress n/m2
  • var_id: surface_downward_northward_stress
  • names: surface_downward_northward_stress, y-comp of surf & bl wind stress n/m2

Co-ordinate Variables

  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
  • names: time
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°