RAMS

Regional Atmospheric Modeling System

The Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS) is a meteorological prediction models with the following components: an atmospheric model; a data analysis package to prepare input data; a post processing visualization and analysis model.

Developer
Colorado State University
Model Information
For more information about this model, go to rams.atmos.colostate.edu
Spatial Resolution
The spatial resolution is variable. Initially intended for small scale regions, but can be used to simulate the full hemisphere. Model can also evaluate specific phenomena such a tornadoes. Grid nesting allows for variable grid scales to be specified. The vertical dimension can be Cartesian or sigma coordinate.
Temporal Resolution
The temporal resolution is user specified.
Outputs
Model outputs include precipitation, temperature, weather and meteorological data.
Intended User
practitioner
Model Type
coastal
Inclusion of Climate Change
Predicting climate conditions is the primary focus of the model.
Geographic Region
generalized
Data Requirements
data provided by the user
Source Code Availability
open source
Dimensions
3d
Computational Burden
high
Scenario Modeling
scenarios by hand only
Coding Language
C/C++, FORTRAN
Operating System
not applicable
Mathematical Approach
numerical, simulation
Maintenance Plan
maintained
Date of Last Known Update
1-Jan-09
User Manual
go to documentation at www.atmet.com