I'm on Christmas annual leave now but just thought I'd write a very brief note on the single column model (SCM) which we will be running as part of the Deep South National Science Challenge.
I managed to get the model to build and run yesterday, even if it did take me until 8pm to do so! I had previously got it running on our old IBM HPC but to get it running on our new platform is really exciting.
We now have to work on producing our own input files; the example one we have from our collaborators at the UK Met Office is for the TOGA COARE (www.eol.ucar.edu/field_projects/toga-coare) field campaign.
The SCM removes the horizontal processes of a full 3D AGCM (atmospheric general circulation model) enabling very fast run time and quick examination of parameterisation changes, for example.
Here's an example paper on using the SCM... onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jgrd.50450/full
I hope you all have a great Christmas break.
Oh and by the way, this is the paper I was talking about!