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ALADIN/PL: ALADIN-POLAND

General information

Model name and version

short nameALADIN/PL
full nameALADIN-POLAND
revision
date
last change

Responsible for this information

nameGodlowska Jolanta
instituteInstitute Meteorology and Water Management
address Kraków Borowego 14
zip30
city215 Kraków
countryPoland
phone48 12 6472400
fax
e-mailzigodlow(belongs-to)cyf-kr.edu.pl

Additional information on the model

Contact person for model code

same as person above
nameJerczyński Marek
instituteInstitute Meteorology and Water Management Poland
divisionsBiuro Prognoz Meteorologicznych
streetBorowego 14
zip30-215
cityKraków
countryPoland
phone48 12 6398303
emailzijerczyn@cyf-kr.edu.pl
fax48 12 4251973

Model developer and model user

developer and userInstitute Meteorology and Water Management (IMGW) Poland Section Kraków

Level of Knowledge needed to operate model

basic
intermediate
advanced
remarks

Model use at your institution

operational
for research
other use

Model code available?

is available?yes
more details

Minimum computer resources required

typePC
time needed for rundepends on power (Proc.)
storage2GB

Further information

documentation
model references
webpagehttp://www.cnrm.meteo.fr/aladin/
additional information

Model properties

Model type

2D
3D
meteorology
chemistry & transport

Model scale

microscale
mesoscale
macroscale
short term
long term

Meteorological variables

PrognosticDiagnostic
u
v
w
ζ
pv
T
θ
θl
p
Gph
ρ
qv
qt
qlc
qf
qsc
qlr
qsh
qsg
qss
N
E
ε
K
zi
other variables i
other variables ii
other variables iii

Approximations

Boussinesq
anelastic
hydrostatic
flat earth
remarks

Parametrizations

Meteorology

turbulence schemeFirst order turbulence closure (Louis, 1979;Louis et al., 1982).
deep convectionBougeault scheme
surface exchangeISBA
surface temperatureISBA
surface humidityISBA
radiationFRM
unresolved orographic dragBoer et al. (1984)
radiation in vegetation
radiation between obstacles
treatment of obstacles
clouds / rainKessler (1969)
remarks

Initialization & boundary treatment

Initialization

chemistry & transport
meteorologyDFI

Input data (name sources for data, e.g. website)

orographyGTOPO30
land useGTOPO30
obstacles
vegetation
meteorology
concentrations
emissions
remarks

Data assimilation

Meteorology
nudging technique
adjoint model
3D-VAR
4D-VAR
OI
detailsno

Boundary conditions

Meteorology
surfacesurface pressure, orography, surface temperature and relative moisure contents, snow cover, albedo, emissivity, land sea mask, proportion of vegetation, roughness lenght, standard deviation, anisotropy and orientation of sub-grid scale orography
topwind, temperature, specyfic humidity
lateral inflow
lateral outflow

Nesting

Meteorology
one way
two way
other
variables nested
nesting online
nesting offline
data exchange by array
data exchange by file
time step for data exchange3 hours
explain methodDavies (1976)
variables nested
other

Solution technique

Coordinate system and projection

Horizontal

cartesian
Lambert conformal
latitude / longitude
rotated lat. / long.

Vertical

z coordinate
surface fitted grid
pressurecoordinate
sigma coordinate
remarks

Numeric

Meteorology

Grid

Arakawa A
Arakawa B
Arakawa C
Arakawa D
Arakawa E
uniform grid
nonuniform grid
Euler

Time integration

explicit
split-explicit
semi-implicit
other

Spatial discretisation

momentum equationsspectral
scalar quantities
additional information
otherSemi-Lagrangian

Model resolution

Meteorology

HorizontalVertical
max13.5
min13.5

Domain size

Meteorology

HorizontalVertical
max2270
min227031 levels

Model Validation and Application

Validation & evaluation

Used validation & evaluation methods

analytic solutions
evaluated reference dataset
model intercomparison
additional validation & evaluation efforts
remarks

Application examples

application examples

Participation in specific model evaluation exercises

AQMEII
List experiments (AQMEII)
Cost728
List experiments (COST728)
HTAP
List experiments (HTAP)
MEGAPOLI
List experiments (MEGAPOLI)