NCAR_Topo (v1.0): NCAR global model topography generation software for unstructured grids

AMS Citation:
Lauritzen, P. H., J. Bacmeister, P. Callaghan, and M. A. Taylor, 2015: NCAR_Topo (v1.0): NCAR global model topography generation software for unstructured grids. Geoscientific Model Development, 8, 3975-3986, doi:10.5194/gmd-8-3975-2015.
Date:2015-12-14
Resource Type:article
Title:NCAR_Topo (v1.0): NCAR global model topography generation software for unstructured grids
Abstract: It is the purpose of this paper to document the NCAR global model topography generation software for unstructured grids (NCAR_Topo (v1.0)). Given a model grid, the software computes the fraction of the grid box covered by land, the grid-box mean elevation (deviation from a geoid that defines nominal sea level surface), and associated sub-grid-scale variances commonly used for gravity wave and turbulent mountain stress parameterizations. The software supports regular latitude–longitude grids as well as unstructured grids, e.g., icosahedral, Voronoi, cubed-sphere and variable-resolution grids.
Peer Review:Refereed
Copyright Information:Copyright Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
OpenSky citable URL: ark:/85065/d7cc125s
Publisher's Version: 10.5194/gmd-8-3975-2015
Author(s):
  • Peter Lauritzen - NCAR/UCAR
  • Julio Bacmeister - NCAR/UCAR
  • Patrick Callaghan - NCAR/UCAR
  • M. Taylor
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