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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
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 corresponds to grid (1,2)
The following datasets are included in the
boundary condition directory:
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.
- Climatological monthly observed surface albedo
derived from Darnell et al. .
- Climatological monthly ISCPP cloud cover.
This cloud data is used in the radiation scheme by
Chou and Neelin , which is
implemented in clrad1.f.
- Same as 00000115.sst in
for model initialization.
- Directory containing
Reynolds  blended SST. See
Section 1.4.1 for more information.
- Surface type: , ,
, . Note
that the array
STYPE is declared REAL 8
in the code.
- Smoothed relative topography; height/10 km (currently
the same as the file TOP.smooth).
Johnny Wei-Bing Lin
Wed Aug 26 16:58:31 PDT 1998