Heat Budget Parameterization for the FNWC Primitive Equation Model Using Data for 16 Oct 1973.
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The study was an evaluation of a two-cloud layer heating model for inclusion in a numerical weather prediction model over the ice-free ocean. The model employs empirical formulations for atmospheric absorptivities, scattering, and reflectivity, and cloud and earth surface reflectivity to computer solar insolation received and absorbed at earth and in the key tropospheric layers above. Long-wave emissivity formulas by Sasamori for water-vapor and carbon dioxide are computed to determine cooling by the earth and troposphere. To complete the heat budget scheme for the earths surface and near surface boundary layer, vertical transport of sensible and latent heat at the surface was evaluated.