Clouds, Aerosol, & Climate: Models

A variety of models are used to conduct Clouds, Aerosol, & Climate research.

Parcel model

An adiabatic cloud parcel model that includes size-resolved microphysics and gas and aqueous phase chemistry. Aerosol/cloud droplets are resolved in size categories on a moving grid.

Large Eddy model

The System for Atmospheric Modeling (SAM) in large eddy simulation (LES) mode.


The System for Atmospheric Modeling (SAM) using the Framework for Improvement by Vertical Enhacement (FIVE) and a Simplified High Order Closure (SHOC).