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Plot of the month (Mar 2019): 10km global modelling

Plot of the month for March 2019 showcases a 10km-resolution global simulation, performed by Pier Luigi Vidale.

This is a still from an animation created using output from HRCM's flagship global climate model, HadGEM3, run at a resolution of about 10km. The animation shows a typical year of simulation, with liquid and frozen water content integrated to show clouds; colours within clouds indicating amount of precipitation (rain and snow), sea ice and snow amounts shown at the surface with bright colours. Look for weather fronts at mid to high-latitudes, as well as tropical cyclones (hurricanes and typhoons) appearing in the season May to November in the Northern Hemisphere tropics: you should be able to spot the "eye" feature of those powerful storms.

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