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Arnold, N. P., W. M. Putman, and S. R. Freitas, 2020: Impact of resolution and parameterized convection on the diurnal cycle of precipitation in a global nonhydrostatic model. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 98, 1279–1304. Special Edition on DYAMOND: The DYnamics of the Atmospheric general circulation Modeled On Non-hydrostatic Domains
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Plain Language Summary: We evaluate the diurnal cycle of precipitation and organized convection in a set of nonhydrostatic global model runs with horizontal grid spacing ranging from 50 km to 3.5 km, using the NASA GEOS model, with scale-aware Grell-Freitas parameterized convection. The 3.5 km experiments are repeated with Grell-Freitas turned off, and again with scale-awareness disabled, to illustrate the impact of parameterized convection.