Accession Number : ADA319529

Title :   The Integration of the PSU/NCAR Mesoscale Model (MM5) with the Phillips Laboratory Cloud Scene Simulation Model (CSSM).

Descriptive Note : Scientific rept. no. 10,

Corporate Author : RADEX INC BEDFORD MA

Personal Author(s) : Setayesh, A. A.

PDF Url : ADA319529

Report Date : 30 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : An interface program has been developed to convert interpolated data from PSU/NCAR Mesoscale Model (MMS) to a set of appropriate input data in Navy Operational Regional Atmospheric Prediction System (NORAPS) format to be used in the Phillips Laboratory Cloud Scene Simulation Model (CSSM). The CSSM is an empirical model that produces high resolution, multi-layer, four dimensional cloud liquid water content fields. The MM5 with its utility programs such as TERRAIN, DATAGRID, RAWINS, and INTERP is a numerical model which is designed to predict mesoscale and regional-scale atmospheric flows The MM5 terrain following a vertical coordinate output data has been interpolated with the INTERP program to pressure coordinate data. The interface program has used these pressure coordinate data and converted them to a set of binary data in NORAPS format, which the CSSM model uses for its meteorological input data. The converted MM5 data and a set of cloud data from CSSM are used to generate some sample cloud scene fields.

Descriptors :   *MATHEMATICAL MODELS, *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *CLOUDS, *INFORMATION TRANSFER, *INTERFACES, *HYDRODYNAMIC CODES, *ATMOSPHERE MODELS, INPUT, OUTPUT, HIGH RESOLUTION, METEOROLOGICAL DATA, INTEGRATION, COORDINATES, FORMATS, PRESSURE, CLOUD COVER, BINARY NOTATION, TERRAIN FOLLOWING.

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Operations Research
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE