Table 1: Details of the ARW model.

Model NameNCEP/NCAR ARW

Model typePrimitive equation, Non- hydrostatic
Vertical resolution28 sigma levels 1.000, 0.990, 0.978, 0.964, 0.946, 0.922, 0.894, 0.860, 0.817, 0.766, 0.707, 0.644, 0.576, 0.507, 0.444, 0.380, 0.324, 0.273, 0.228, 0.188, 0.152, 0.121, 0.093, 0.069, 0.048, 0.029, 0.014, 0.000
Horizontal resolution30 km
Time step180 Seconds
Domain of integration6.7624E - 37.2992E; 42.605N - 61.1074N
Short wave radiation schemeDudhia scheme
Long wave radiation schemeRapid Radiative Transfer Model for long wave radiation
Surface scheme5-layer thermal diffusion scheme
Convection schemeKain- Fritsch (KF) [8, 9].
PBL schemeYSU scheme
Explicit moisture schemeWSM 3-class Simple Ice
Initial and boundary conditionsNCEP reanalysis data available at 2.5 degree and boundary conditions are updated every 6-hour interval