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Schmidt et al. 2006

Schmidt, G.A., R. Ruedy, J.E. Hansen, I. Aleinov, N. Bell, M. Bauer, S. Bauer, B. Cairns, V. Canuto, Y. Cheng, A. Del Genio, G. Faluvegi, A.D. Friend, T.M. Hall, Y. Hu, M. Kelley, N.Y. Kiang, D. Koch, A.A. Lacis, J. Lerner, K.K. Lo, R.L. Miller, L. Nazarenko, V. Oinas, J.P. Perlwitz, J. Perlwitz, D. Rind, A. Romanou, G.L. Russell, M. Sato, D.T. Shindell, P.H. Stone, S. Sun, N. Tausnev, D. Thresher, and M.-S. Yao, 2006: Present day atmospheric simulations using GISS ModelE: Comparison to in-situ, satellite and reanalysis data. J. Climate, 19, 153-192, doi:10.1175/JCLI3612.1.

A full description of the ModelE version of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) Atmospheric General Circulation Model (GCM) and results are presented for present-day climate simulations (c. 1979). This version is a complete rewrite of previous models incorporating numerous improvements in basic physics, the stratospheric circulation and forcing fields. Notable changes include the following: the model top is now above the stratopause, the number of vertical layers has increased, a new cloud microphysical scheme is used, vegetation biophysics now incorporates a sensitivity to humidity, atmospheric turbulence is calculated over the whole column, and new land snow and lake schemes are introduced. We compare the performance of the model using three configurations with different horizontal and vertical resolutions to quality controlled in-situ data, remotely sensed and reanalysis products. Overall, significant improvements over previous models are seen, particularly in upper atmosphere temperatures and winds, cloud heights, precipitation, and sea level pressure. Data-model comparisons continue however to highlight persistent problems in the marine stratocumulus regions.

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  author={Schmidt, G. A. and Ruedy, R. and Hansen, J. E. and Aleinov, I. and Bell, N. and Bauer, M. and Bauer, S. and Cairns, B. and Canuto, V. and Cheng, Y. and Del Genio, A. and Faluvegi, G. and Friend, A. D. and Hall, T. M. and Hu, Y. and Kelley, M. and Kiang, N. Y. and Koch, D. and Lacis, A. A. and Lerner, J. and Lo, K. K. and Miller, R. L. and Nazarenko, L. and Oinas, V. and Perlwitz, J. P. and Perlwitz, J. and Rind, D. and Romanou, A. and Russell, G. L. and Sato, M. and Shindell, D. T. and Stone, P. H. and Sun, S. and Tausnev, N. and Thresher, D. and Yao, M.-S.},
  title={Present day atmospheric simulations using GISS ModelE: Comparison to in-situ, satellite and reanalysis data},
  journal={J. Climate},

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RIS Citation

ID  - sc05200y
AU  - Schmidt, G. A.
AU  - Ruedy, R.
AU  - Hansen, J. E.
AU  - Aleinov, I.
AU  - Bell, N.
AU  - Bauer, M.
AU  - Bauer, S.
AU  - Cairns, B.
AU  - Canuto, V.
AU  - Cheng, Y.
AU  - Del Genio, A.
AU  - Faluvegi, G.
AU  - Friend, A. D.
AU  - Hall, T. M.
AU  - Hu, Y.
AU  - Kelley, M.
AU  - Kiang, N. Y.
AU  - Koch, D.
AU  - Lacis, A. A.
AU  - Lerner, J.
AU  - Lo, K. K.
AU  - Miller, R. L.
AU  - Nazarenko, L.
AU  - Oinas, V.
AU  - Perlwitz, J. P.
AU  - Perlwitz, J.
AU  - Rind, D.
AU  - Romanou, A.
AU  - Russell, G. L.
AU  - Sato, M.
AU  - Shindell, D. T.
AU  - Stone, P. H.
AU  - Sun, S.
AU  - Tausnev, N.
AU  - Thresher, D.
AU  - Yao, M.-S.
PY  - 2006
TI  - Present day atmospheric simulations using GISS ModelE: Comparison to in-situ, satellite and reanalysis data
JA  - J. Climate
VL  - 19
SP  - 153
EP  - 192
DO  - 10.1175/JCLI3612.1
ER  -

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