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Bleck et al. 2010

Bleck, R., S. Benjamin, J. Lee, and A.E. MacDonald, 2010: On the use of an adaptive, hybrid-isentropic vertical coordinate in global atmospheric modeling. Mon. Weather Rev., 138, 2188-2210, doi:10.1175/2009MWR3103.1.

This article is one in a series describing the functionality of the global weather prediction model FIM (for Flow-following, Finite-volume, Icosahedral) developed at NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory. Emphasis in this particular article is on the design of the vertical coordinate — the "flow-following" aspect of FIM. The coordinate is terrain-following near the ground and isentropic in the free atmosphere. The spatial transition between the two coordinates is adaptive and is based on the Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian (ALE) paradigm. The impact of vertical resolution tradeoffs between the present hybrid approach and traditional terrain-following coordinates is demonstrated in a three-part case study.

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@article{bl00100w,
  author={Bleck, R. and Benjamin, S. and Lee, J. and MacDonald, A. E.},
  title={On the use of an adaptive, hybrid-isentropic vertical coordinate in global atmospheric modeling},
  year={2010},
  journal={Mon. Weather Rev.},
  volume={138},
  pages={2188--2210},
  doi={10.1175/2009MWR3103.1},
}

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TY  - JOUR
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AU  - Bleck, R.
AU  - Benjamin, S.
AU  - Lee, J.
AU  - MacDonald, A. E.
PY  - 2010
TI  - On the use of an adaptive, hybrid-isentropic vertical coordinate in global atmospheric modeling
JA  - Mon. Weather Rev.
VL  - 138
SP  - 2188
EP  - 2210
DO  - 10.1175/2009MWR3103.1
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