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EPIC 2001 Field Campaign

Model Initialization Data

The purpose of the project was to investigate processes in the atmosphere and ocean that are known to be poorly represented in climate models: deep convective processes in the ITCZ, low-level cross-equatorial atmospheric flow into the ITCZ, mixing, transport and energy balance in the thin layer of warm surface water north of the equator and energy balance in the stratocumulus-topped region of cold water south of the equator.water south of the equator.

This case study presents data from 1 Sep 2001 to 31 Oct 2001 and covers a region from 5S to 20N latitude and from 110W to 85W longitude.

6-hourly NCEP Reanalysis data are available here for certain pressure level, surface, and surface flux variables.

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EPIC 2001 Field Campaign