Accession Number:

ADA148015

Title:

Radiation Parameterization Programs for Use in General Circulation Models.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Feb 83-31 Jul 84,

Corporate Author:

UTAH UNIV SALT LAKE CITY DEPT OF METEOROLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-08-15

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

Parameterization programs involving infrared and solar radiation transfer in clear and cloudy atmospheres containing high and low cloud systems are described in this report. We document in detail the physical concepts and basic parameterization equations used for the computation of infrared and solar fluxes in clear and cloudy atmospheres along with the verification of various parametrization programs. In addition, we illustrate some preliminary results of the global distributions of the cloud and radiation budget generated from the AFGL model with the incorporation of the present radiation-cloud parameterization programs. Finally, we provide a description of the radiation parameterization computer programs including the programming interface with the AFGL six-layer general circulation model. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE