Idealized numerical simulations of a land/sea breeze


Model Settings

  • WRF v3.0.1
  • Two dimensional (x-z)
  • 400 km x 20 km
  • 24 hours, from 06 UTC to 06 UTC
  • No coriolis
  • WRF single moment 3-class microphysics scheme, Dudhia and RRTM radiation schemes, Noah land-surface model, MM5/YSU surface-layer/PBL combination for vertical diffusion, and a two-dimensional Smagorinsky closure for horizontal diffusion.
  • Initially, the ocean surface temperature was +7K larger than that of the land surface temperature.
  • Varied grid spacing and horizontal extent of land