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 2007-05-31 23:00 +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:
149.87 TB (Entire dataset) Volume details by dataset product
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