Numerical Experiments on the Computation of Ground Surface Temperature in an Atmospheric Circulation Model
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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The report examines the computation of ground surface temperature in the Rand two-level general circulation model with specific reference to the inclusion of soil heat flux. Comparative results of various numerical integrations are presented to determine the most realistic technique for the computation of the ground surface temperature. It is hoped that this discussion will contribute to the improvement of the accuracy of computed ground surface temperature in the simulation of climatic changes.