Cycle 22r1 summary of changes

 11 April 2000 Introduction of Cy22r1. This new version of the model is a minor upgrade including:

1. a revised use of SSM/I radiance including a bias correction and preventing the assimilation of radiances where precipitation occurs; both satellites (DMSP-13 and 14) are now used;

2. a modification of the assimilation of humidity in the stratosphere that was moistening unrealistically since the last model change (12 October 1999);

3. use of coastal ship and buoy winds in the extratropical Southern Hemisphere;

4. relaxed quality control of dropsondes

5. implementation of Full-Pos

 

Cycle changes

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