NCAR CSM Pacific Basin Model, version 3.e -- User's Guide
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The NCAR CSM Pacific Basin Model
Brian G. Kauffman
Peter R. Gent
National Center for Atmospheric Research
P.O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307 U.S.A.
The NCAR Pacific basin model is based on the upper equatorial ocean
model of Gent and Cane (1989). It has been updated and improved by
the addition of the K-profile parameterization (KPP) boundary layer
scheme of Large et al. (1994).
Full details of the continuous equations and numerical algorithms
can be found in the following papers:
Gent, P. R., and M. A. Cane, 1989: A reduced gravity, primitive
equation model of the upper equatorial ocean.
. Comp. Phys., 81, 444-480.
Gent, P. R., 1991: The heat budget of the TOGA--COARE domain in
an ocean model. J. Geophys. Res., 96, 3323-3330.
Large, W. G., J. C. McWilliams and S. C. Doney, 1994: Oceanic vertical
mixing: A review and a model with a nonlocal boundary layer
parameterization. Rev. of Geophys., 32, 363-403.
This version of the code can be used for both coupled and uncoupled simulations.
In uncoupled mode, external forcing is provided by means of input surface wind fields
and cloud cover data. An input SST data field is also used to set
vertical boundary conditions (it is not used for surface forcing).
In coupled mode, external forcing is provided by the Flux Coupler.
In coupled mode, this regional model is embedded into a global SST data set, and
can thus function as a "global" ocean model in the CSM context.
§2  Batch Job Scripts
§3  Input Parameters
§4  Output Data
§5  Source Code Maintenance
§6  Data Exchanged with Coupler