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#115 closed help (fixed)

What does QCF stand for in stash 00012?

Reported by: cbain Owned by: lois
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Quick question:

What does QCF stand for in stash 00012?

Is there any way of getting heating terms in stash? I can't find any.

cheers,

Caroline

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comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by lois

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Emailing as a non-meteorologist this is the best I can come up with Caroline, I suggest if this answer is not good enough you seek a better answer from a local meteorologist.

We think
QCF is Water (Q) cloud frozen in other words cloud ice

There 'may' be further information in the following reference

http://digital-library.canterbury.ac.nz/data/collection3/etd/adt-NZCU20070518.150520/02whole.pdf

but this was the first reference I found from a quick google search, at least it refers to the Unified Model.

To answer question number 2 you can get the SW and LW heating rates directly from STASH (1 232 and 2 232) but from asking around for other physics processes you need to difference the temperature before and after a timestep to get the temperature tendencies.

Lois

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by cbain

Thanks Lois, you can close this if you want

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by lois

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