13.2 Results from an Ensemble Reanalysis with the Community Earth System Model 2.1

Thursday, 16 January 2020: 10:45 AM
259A (Boston Convention and Exhibition Center)
Kevin Raeder, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and T. J. Hoar, N. Collins, M. El Gharamti, and J. L. Anderson

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) has recently released version 2.1 of the Community Earth System Model (CESM 2.1). A twenty-year, 80-member ensemble atmospheric reanalysis with 1-degree resolution in the CAM6 atmospheric model is being produced using NCAR’s Data Assimilation Research Testbed (DART) to support a variety of climate research goals. A standard configuration of CAM and the CLM5 land surface model will be coupled to a prescribed ocean and sea ice. Eventually, the reanalysis will generate a final product that extends from 1999 to the present. Observations being assimilated include in situ observations used in the operational NCEP CFSR reanalysis along with GPS occultation observations and remote sensing temperature retrievals. The primary goal is to provide an ensemble of atmospheric forcing that can be used to generate additional ensemble reanalyses for other components of CESM including CLM, the POP and MOM6 ocean models, and the CICE sea ice model. Highlights of results from the first 5-years of the reanalysis will be presented. Results will include evaluation of short-term forecasts in observation space for root mean square error, ensemble spread, and ensemble consistency. In addition, key aspects of the atmospheric forcing files for other components of the climate system will be discussed.
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