Further investigation on adjoint sensitivity of surface precipitation to initial conditions

  title={Further investigation on adjoint sensitivity of surface precipitation to initial conditions},
  author={Jean-François Mahfouf and Bernard Bilodeau},
  journal={Meteorologische Zeitschrift},
The adjoint version of the Canadian global numerical weather prediction model including moist physical parameterizations is used to investigate the sensitivity of surface precipitation to initial conditions. This study complements results shown in a previous paper by MAHFOUF and BILODEAU (2007). The importance of the dynamics is examined by considering the sensitivity in terms of streamfunction and velocity potential. The contribution of the divergence field to the sensitivity produced by the… 

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