In these studies it was found that especially the complexity of real world boundary conditions and the lack of interaction with the surface makes it difficult to confront the models with observed evaluation parameters. A reasonable ideal case was found in the long observational dataset of the meteorological site Cabauw in the Netherlands (Baas et al., 2008). To make comparison with observations possible care was taken to prescribe realistic advective tendency terms to the SCM's (Bosveld et al., 2008). These were estimated from both local observations and hind casts of several 3D NWP models. The specific characteristics of the Cabauw site with its flat topography (van Ulden and Wieringa, 1995; Beljaars and Bosveld, 1997) makes it well suited to study decoupling around sunset, inertial oscillation and low level jet and the morning time transition to convective conditions (Angevine et al. 2002).
Preliminary results will be presented of an intercomparison between SCM's and an evaluation of the models with observations from the Cabauw site. Special attention in this study is on the moment of decoupling around sunset, the inertial oscillation and the morning time transition.
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