FV3: Finite-Volume Cubed-Sphere Dynamical Core
Full Physics Cloud-permitting Simulation (3km resolution)
Hurricane Sandy (2012)
A 3-km globally-uniform 72-hour, real data forecast was made using the High Resolution Atmospheric Model (HIRAM). The physics package was from GFDL AM2, with a few exceptions: the stable PBL parameterization was turned off, a six-category microphysics scheme was included, and the new GFDL double-plume convective parameterization was used. The forecast began at 18 UTC on October 24, with Hurricane Sandy just south of Cuba and ends at 18 UTC October 27, with Sandy spinning just off the coast of the Southeastern U.S.
Moore OK tornado event (2013)
Another 3-km globally-uniform 72-hour, real data forecast was made with HIRAM, starting at 0 UTC May 18, and using the previously mentioned physics package. During this three day period there were several severe convective outbreaks over the central U.S. and on the afternoon of May 20, the tornado that devastated Moore, OK was spawned along a line of convection that stretched from North Texas to Missouri.