Simulated device: ISCCP, CALIPSO, CloudSat, MODIS
Contact: (within HD(CP)²) Christine Nam (firstname.lastname@example.org)
cloud fraction, sunlit fraction, Lidar (CALIPSO) high, mid, and lowlevel cloud fractions, ISCCP total cloud area fraction, cloud top pressure (Pa), cloud albedo, optical thickness tau
Minimum set of physical quantities:
Need for a special grid?
Are parameters given via namelist or have to be coded?
Are there special requirements to the input quantities?
Documentation: yes (http://cfmip.metoffice.com/COSP.html)
Models for application: at least ECHAM5, ECHAM6, CNRM, IPSL/LMD, HADGEM, CANAM, CAM, etc...
Suitable for MESSy?:
Format of input data:
Format of output data: netcdf or GRIB or HDF-5
Computational costs: Depends on calling frequency. If it's called in every time step around the same as the host model itself.
Please visit: http://cfmip.metoffice.com/COSP.html
"COSP is now managed by a Project Management Committee (PMC), that consists of the following members: Y. Zhang, M. J. Webb, R. Pincus, R. Marchand, S. A. Klein (co-chair), V. O. John, J. M. Haynes, J.-L. Dufresne, H. Chepfer, S. Bony, and A. Bodas-Salcedo (co-chair). "