Large eddy simulation using the general circulation model ICON

  title={Large eddy simulation using the general circulation model ICON},
  author={Anurag Dipankar and Bjorn Stevens and Rieke Heinze and Christopher Moseley and G{\"u}nther Z{\"a}ngl and Marco A. Giorgetta and Slavko Brdar},
  journal={Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems},
  pages={963 - 986}
  • A. Dipankar, B. Stevens, S. Brdar
  • Published 1 September 2015
  • Environmental Science, Physics
  • Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems
ICON (ICOsahedral Nonhydrostatic) is a unified modeling system for global numerical weather prediction (NWP) and climate studies. Validation of its dynamical core against a test suite for numerical weather forecasting has been recently published by Zängl et al. (2014). In the present work, an extension of ICON is presented that enables it to perform as a large eddy simulation (LES) model. The details of the implementation of the LES turbulence scheme in ICON are explained and test cases are… 
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