author = "Chou, Sin Chan and Lyra, Andr{\'e} and Silva, Adan Juliano and 
                         Nobre, Paulo",
          affiliation = "{Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and {} and {} 
                         and {Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)}",
                title = "Evaluation of the present climate simulated by the regional Eta 
                         model driven by the Brazilian Global coupled ocean-atmosphere 
            booktitle = "Abstracts...",
                 year = "2013",
         organization = "EGU General Assembly.",
             keywords = "Eta Model, weather forecasts, South America.",
             abstract = "The Eta Model is used operationally by INPE at the Centre for 
                         Weather Forecasts and Climate Studies (CPTEC) to produce weather 
                         forecasts over South America since 1997 and seasonal climate 
                         forecasts since 2002. The model has gone through upgrades along 
                         these years and is able to produce decadal integrations to 
                         downscale climate projections. Likewise, the INPE global 
                         atmospheric model has been coupled to MOM4 ocean model and decadal 
                         integrations in the period 1960-2105 was produced and contributed 
                         to the CMIP5 dataset. The development of the Brazilian Earth 
                         System Model (BESM) has been ongoing parallel to the development 
                         of the Brazilian regional earth system model (BESM-R). The 
                         objective of this work is to evaluate the regional Eta model 
                         nested in the BESM in the present climate simulations, from 
                         1961-1990. The Eta model was con\figured with 20-km 
                         horizontal resolution and 38 layers, in a domain covering all 
                         South America. In the lower boundary, sea surface temperature was 
                         provided by the BESM and was updated daily during the regional 
                         integration, whereas the lateral boundaries were updated every 6 
                         hours with the BESM atmospheric conditions. Continuous 30-year 
                         integrations were carried out by the regional model. Large scale 
                         circulation pattern at upper and low levels are shown in 
                         comparison with the respective BESM \flow and evaluated 
                         against reanalyses. The regional model shows improvement in the 
                         precipitation and temperature pattern over the continent. Seasonal 
                         cycle of precipitation and temperature are also shown.",
  conference-location = "Vienna, Austria",
      conference-year = "7-12 Apr., 2013",
             language = "en",
           targetfile = "Chou_Evaluation.pdf",
               volume = "15",
        urlaccessdate = "23 jan. 2021"