Moist Energy Balance Model (
This repository contains a simple Python package for a moist energy balance model (
The model is used in Peterson and Boos (2020) to analyze feedbacks and eddy diffusivity in the context of tropical rainfall shifts.
- Easily customizable initial conditions, albedo, insolation, and outgoing longwave radiation schemes
- Efficient and scalable multigrid numerical scheme
- Ability to perturb insolation (as in Clark et al. 2018) and analyze energy flux equator (EFE) shifts.
See the documentation here to get started.
For questions and suggestions, either submit an issue here or send an email to hgpeterson "at" caltech "dot" edu.
Clark, S.K., Y. Ming, I.M. Held, P.J. Phillipps, 2018: The Role of the Water Vapor Feedback in the ITCZ Response to Hemispherically Asymmetric Forcings. Journal of Climate. 31, 3659–3678.
Peterson, H. and W. Boos, 2020: Feedbacks and Eddy Diffusivity in an Energy Balance Model of Tropical Rainfall Shifts. npj Climate and Atmospheric Science. 3, 11.