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SatSim (Satellite Simulator; Part of COSP)

Simulated device: ISCCP (International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project)

Contact: (within HC(CP)²) Holger Tost tosth@uni-mainz.de(tosth@uni-mainz.de)

Output parameter

2D: fraction of sunlit area of the grid box; total cloud fraction; total cloud optical thickness (column); mean cloud top pressure; frequency of occurrence of clouds;

3D: cloud optical thickness (boxwise); cloud emissivity; cloud fraction (boxwise); fraction covered by ISCCP cloud types 1 - 49

Technical specification

Column or 3D? column
Operation on model time step? yes
Required libraries MESSy framework
Programming language Fortran95
If online, is it modular? online and modular
Ground-based or space-borne? space-borne
   

Usage

Minimum set of physical quantities:

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Need for a special grid?

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Are parameters given via namelist or have to be coded?

  •  via namelist

Are there special requirements to the input quantities?

  •  no

Documentation:

Models for application: EMAC

Suitable for MESSy?: part of MESSy

Format of input data: ASCII

Format of output data:  netCDF

Computational costs: 

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