RCE Idealized Runs

Run Setup:

Domain: 3km resolution, 200x200 grid points, doubly periodic
Initialization: spatially uniform moist tropical sounding, no wind, stochastic perturbations to low-level T
Run details: Low-f, ocean-only, constant SST (300K), diurnal cycle, full physics
Physics: No Cu, Thompson MP, RRTMG radiation, MYNN PBL, MYNN surface

Simulations

2dsmag: 2d-smagorinsky mixing scheme, full x-y-z diffusion
3dsmag: 3d-smagorinsky mixing scheme, full x-y-z diffusion

Precip, PWAT, and OLR Animation (first 44 days)


Domain-averaged Precip/PWAT Timeseries

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Precip and PWAT Distributions

Distributions using ALL points

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Distributions using ONLY Precipitating (prate > 0 mm/h) Points

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PWAT Distributions using only Moderately (prate > 0.5 mm/h) Precipitating Points

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Here's how those distributions evolved day-by-day (first 44 days)

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