Articles | Volume 21, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 17577–17605, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-17577-2021

Special issue: The SPARC Reanalysis Intercomparison Project (S-RIP) (ACP/ESSD...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 17577–17605, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-17577-2021
Research article
03 Dec 2021
Research article | 03 Dec 2021

Intercomparison of middle atmospheric meteorological analyses for the Northern Hemisphere winter 2009–2010

John P. McCormack et al.

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Intercomparison of Middle Atmospheric Meteorological Analyses for the Northern Hemisphere Winter 2009-2010 John P. McCormack, V. Lynn Harvey, Cora E. Randall, Nicholas Pedatella, Dai Koshin, Kaoru Sato, Lawrence Coy, Shingo Watanabe, Fabrizio Sassi, and Laura A. Holt https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5567401

WACCMX DART 2010 Northern Hemisphere Winter Temperature and Wind. Version 1.0 Nicholas Pedatella https://doi.org/10.5065/d88c-y005

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In order to have confidence in atmospheric predictions, it is important to know how well different numerical model simulations of the Earth’s atmosphere agree with one another. This work compares four different data assimilation models that extend to or beyond the mesosphere. Results shown here demonstrate that while the models are in close agreement below ~50 km, large differences arise at higher altitudes in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere that will need to be reconciled in the future.
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