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Multi-decadal Convection-permitting Simulation of Current Climate over South America using WRF

| DOI: 10.5065/6XQW-ZB02

A high resolution convection-permitting climate change simulation was performed at 4 km grid spacing covering the entire continent of South America. The simulation was performed using Weather Research Forecasting (WRF) model. This dataset is from a 22-year simulation representing the current climate between January 2001 and January 2022. ERA5 data was used to initialize the model and force boundary every 3 hours. This high resolution simulation allowed for much improved representation of topography, convection, and orographic precipitation and snowpack, resulting in a unique dataset that can be used to study the hydroclimate processes in South America.

Temporal Range:
1999-12-31 00:00 +0000 to 2022-01-01 00:00 +0000 (Entire dataset) Period details by dataset product
Air Temperature Upper Air Temperature Upper Level Winds
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Spatial Coverage:
Longitude Range: Westernmost=279W Easternmost=98.519W
Latitude Range: Southernmost=99S Northernmost=32.32S Detailed coverage information
Data Contributors:
Hydrometeorological Applications Program, Research Application Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Total Volume:
427.56 TB (Entire dataset) Volume details by dataset product
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Related RDA Datasets:
Four-kilometer long-term regional hydroclimate reanalysis over the conterminous United States (CONUS)
High Resolution WRF Simulations of the Current and Future Climate of North America
CONUS (Continental U.S.) II High Resolution Present and Future Climate Simulation
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