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Boundary Condition Files


These files need to be in the directory whose path and name are given by the execution shell script variable bnddir in order for the model to work. In this release, this directory is bnddata.

All files are ASCII formatted vertical lists arranged using standard FORTRAN looping conventions for an array, which first increments the first index, then the second index, and so on. Thus, each line the boundary condition file corresponds to the value of the variable in a spatial domain grid box in the following way:

line 1 corresponds to grid (1,1)
line 2 corresponds to grid (2,1)
line NX corresponds to grid (NX,1)
line tex2html_wrap_inline1832 corresponds to grid (1,2)

The following datasets are included in the boundary condition directory:

Climatological monthly observed surface albedo derived from Darnell et al. [18].
Climatological monthly ISCPP cloud cover. This cloud data is used in the radiation scheme by Chou and Neelin [5], which is implemented in clrad1.f.
Same as 00000115.sst in SST_Reynolds_oi; for model initialization.
Directory containing Reynolds [25] blended SST. See Section 1.4.1 for more information.
Surface type: tex2html_wrap_inline1834 , tex2html_wrap_inline1836 , tex2html_wrap_inline1838 , tex2html_wrap_inline1840 . Note that the array STYPE is declared REAL tex2html_wrap_inline1816 8 in the code.
Smoothed relative topography; height/10 km (currently the same as the file TOP.smooth).

There are other files described the the README file in this directory that are not used in this version of the QTCM1. They are provided just in case any potential user might find them of interest.

Johnny Wei-Bing Lin
Wed Aug 26 16:58:31 PDT 1998