Meteorological data from RACMO model over Antarctica
Entry ID: NL_ANTARCTIC_METEO_MODEL

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Summary
Abstract: A regional atmospheric climate model with a horizontal resolution of
55x55 km2 has been used to simulate the Antarctic atmosphere during a
14 year period. Parametrisations of the physical processes are taken
from the ECHAM4 General Circulation Model. Before the model was
applied to the Antarctic, several adjustments were made to the
original code. Sea surface temperatures and sea ice mask in the model
were prescribed from observations. ECMWF re-analyses were used to
force the model from the lateral boundaries.

INVESTIGATORS
Nicole Lipzig
Michiel Van den Broeke
Erik van Meijgaard
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -60.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0
Min Altitude: O M Max Altitude: 5000 M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Nicole Lipzig, Michiel Van den Broeke, Erik van Meijgaard
Dataset Title: Meteorological data from RACMO model over Antarctica
Dataset Publisher: IMAU
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1980-01-02
Stop Date: 1994-01-01
Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > ANTICYCLONES/CYCLONES Parameter Definition
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SEA LEVEL PRESSURE Parameter Definition
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Quality State of the art (2001)
Note the high spatial resolution
several papers are published describing experiments with the model and
model performance (see references)
Access Constraints Contact IMAU, M.R. van den Broeke
Use Constraints Contact IMAU, M.R. van den Broeke
Originating Center
Data Center
Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, Physics and Astronomy Department, Utrecht University Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.imau.nl

Data Center Personnel
Name: MICHIEL VAN DEN BROEKE
Phone: +31 30 253 3169
Fax: +31 30 254 3163
Email: m.r.vandenbroeke at uu.nl
Contact Address:
Utrecht University
Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research
PO Box 80 005
City: Utrecht
Postal Code: 3508 TA
Country: The Netherlands
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 0031302533275
Fax: 0031302543163
Email: wal at phys.uu.nl
Contact Address:
IMAU
Princetonplein 5
Province or State: CC Utrecht
Postal Code: 3584
Country: NETHERLANDS
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Publications/References
Van Lipzig N P M, E Van Meijgaard and J Oerlemans (1999): Evaluation
of a regional atmospheric model using measurements of surface heat
exchange processes from a site in Antarctica. Monthly Weather Review,
127, 1994-2011.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-06-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-05-29
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