The Radiation and Heat Budget of the Mintz-Arakawa Model: January
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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The report describes the results of a detailed examination of the radiation and heat budgets of the Rand version of the Mintz-Arakawa two-level atmospheric general circulation model for a January control run. The Mintz- Arakawa model is used extensively in the Rand Climate Dynamics Project, for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and this study represents part of the continuing effort to verify and improve the model. Considerations of the sort undertaken here are necessary to insure that the radiation and heat terms in the model are good approximations to the real atmosphere, and that one may reasonably perform numerical experiments with the model.