Summer 1995 Single Column Model IOP

1 July 1995 - 31 July 1995

Lead Scientist: David Randall

Observatory: SGP

These seasonal SCM IOPs are conducted at the Southern Great Plains to enhance the frequency of observations for SCM uses, particularly vertical soundings of temperature, water vapor, and winds. The SCM IOPs are conducted for a period of 21 days. During that time, radiosondes are launched at the Central Facility and the four boundary facilities eight times per day, seven days per week. The data are required for quantifying boundary forcing and column response.

Related Publications


Edman JP and DM Romps. 2015. "Self-consistency tests of large-scale dynamics parameterizations for single-column modeling." Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 7(1), 10.1002/2014ms000378. ONLINE.


Wu T. 2011. "A mass-flux cumulus parameterization scheme for large-scale models: description and test with observations." Climate Dynamics, 38(3-4), 3-4, 10.1007/s00382-011-0995-3.


Lee M, I Choi, W Tao, SD Schubert, and I Kang. 2009. "Mechanisms of diurnal precipitation over the US Great Plains: a cloud resolving model perspective." Climate Dynamics, 34(2-3), 10.1007/s00382-009-0531-x.


Xu K-M and DA Randall. 2000. "Explicit Simulation of Midlatitude Cumulus Ensembles: Comparison with ARM Data." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 57(17), 10.1175/1520-0469(2000)057<2839:esomce>;2.


Randall DA and DG Cripe. 1999. "Alternative methods for specification of observed forcing in single-column models and cloud system models." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 104(D20), 10.1029/1999jd900765.

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Campaign Data Sets

IOP Participant Data Source Name Final Data
Richard Cederwall scm-forcing Order Data
David Randall ncdc-synop-maps Order Data