RAMS 2001: Current status and future directions

William R. Cotton, R. A. Pielke, R. L. Walko, G. E. Liston, C. J. Tremback, H. Jiang, R. L. McAnelly, J. Y. Harrington, M. E. Nicholls, G. G. Carrio, J. P. McFadden

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An overview of the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS) is presented. We focus on new developments in the RAMS physics and computational algorithms since 1992. We also summarize some of the recent applications of RAMS that includes synoptic-scale weather systems and climate studies, to small-scale research using RAMS configured as a large eddy simulation model or to even flow around urban buildings. The applications include basic research on clouds, cloud systems, and storms, examination of interactions between tropical deep convective systems and ocean circulations, simulations of tropical cyclones, extreme precipitation estimation, regional climatic studies of the interactions between the atmosphere and the biosphere or snow-covered land-surfaces, prototype realtime mesoscale numerical weather prediction, air pollution applications, and airflow around buildings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-29
Number of pages25
JournalMeteorology and Atmospheric Physics
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - Jan 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atmospheric Science


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