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Table 2 Configuration of the DYAMOND models

From: DYAMOND: the DYnamics of the Atmospheric general circulation Modeled On Non-hydrostatic Domains

Name Grid # Mcol # lev # μ \(\sqrt {A_{\text {max}}}\) H top H spng CP BL FC
ARPEGE-NH Kurihara 82 75 5 2.5 km 70 km 34 km N T Yes
FV3 Cube 57 79 6 3.3 km 39 km 25 km S K Yes
GEOS Cube 57 132 5 3.3 km 80 km 75 km F K Yes
ICON Icoso 84 90 5 2.5 km 75 km 44 km N T Yes
IFS Octo 26 137 5 4.8 km 80 km 65 km S K Yes
MPAS Voronoi 42 75 6 3.8 km 40 km 30 km F T Yes
NICAM Icoso 42 78 5 3.5 km 50 km 25 km N K No
SAM La-Lo 43 74 5 4.3 km 37 km 22 km N S No
UM La-Lo 20 85 6 7.8 km 85 km 42 km S K Yes
  1. Tabulated are the number of columns (# Mcol, in millions), the vertical levels (# lev, not counting soil levels), the microphysical variables (# μ), the linear dimension of the area, the A of the largest tile (\(\sqrt {A_{\text {max}}}\)), the vertical span of the column (Htop), and the height (Hspng) where the sponge layer begins. The last three columns denote parameterization assumptions. For cumulus parameterization (denoted CP), the letters “N,” “S,” and “F” denote none, shallow, or full parameterization, whereby for the latter, some assumptions are usually included in an attempt to account for the scale of motions being parameterized. For the boundary layer parameterization (denoted BL), the letters “T,” “K,” and “S” denote either a TKE-like model (including an additional prognostic equation), a diagnostic eddy diffusivity, or a Smagorinsky-like three-dimensional closure as is common for large-eddy simulation. Finally, some indication is given as to whether fractional cloudiness (denoted FC) is parameterized