User's Guide to Auxiliary Programs for the Mintz-Arakawa Atmospheric Model
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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The paper documents six computer programs used by the RandARPA Climate Dynamics Project in simulating the behavior of the global atmosphere to study the complex interactions that produce world climate. The primary research tool, the Mintz-Arakawa model, runs 25 hours computing time for a 60-day simulation, generating 2 billion numbers, of which 15 million are stored in 18 arrays. The MAPGEN, Map Display, and Zonal Profile programs, documented in this report, post-process this output into manageable and comprehensible maps, profiles, and tables. The Difference program calculates the differences between experiments for plotting by Map Display. Two auxiliary programs are also documented, Quick Look and Disk Initializer, which greatly facilitate use of the MA program.