## Summary table: Coordinate System

cartesian | Lambert conformal | latitude / longitude | rotated lat. / long. | z coordinate | surface fitted grid | pressurecoordinate | sigma coordinate | remarks | |
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ADREA | |||||||||

ALADIN/A | |||||||||

ALADIN/PL | |||||||||

ARPS | |||||||||

BOLCHEM | The grid is staggered in the horizontal (Arakawa C) and in the vertical (Lorenz). | ||||||||

CALMET/CALPUFF | The terrain-following vertical coordinate system The Lambert conformal grid for the large domain | ||||||||

CALMET/CAMx | |||||||||

CLM | hybrid pressure(at top of atmos.) and sigma coordinate | ||||||||

COSMO-2 | |||||||||

COSMO-7 | |||||||||

COSMO-CLM | hybrid pressure(at top of atmos.) and sigma coordinate | ||||||||

COSMO-MUSCAT | Vertical hybrid grid for Met and CT: terrain-following coordinates in lower, horizontal coordinates in upper atmosphere (based either on height or reference pressure). -- Horizontal grid: Uniform with nested sub-domains of raised spatial resolution (for CT only). | ||||||||

ENVIRO-HIRLAM | |||||||||

GEM-AQ | sigma-pressure hybrid vertical coordinate | ||||||||

GESIMA | |||||||||

GME | vertical coordinates: hybrid pressure (at top of atmos.) and sigma system. horizontal coordinates: regular icosahedral-hexagonal grid of 20 equilateral triangles to allow almost uniform discretisation on sphere following Baumgardner (1983) | ||||||||

Hirlam | |||||||||

LAMI | hybrid coordinate, horizontal at top of atmosphere and terrain following below (normalized with standard surface pressure) | ||||||||

LME | hybrid pressure(at top of atmos.)and sigma coordinate | ||||||||

LME_MH | identical hybrid pressure/sigma grid as Lokalmodell | ||||||||

M-SYS | |||||||||

MC2-AQ | vertical: Hybrid Terrain Following Vertical coordinate [SLEVE variation of Gal-Chen, Shaer et al. 2002] horizontal: rotated lat/long, polar-stereographic, mercator | ||||||||

MCCM | |||||||||

MEMO (UoT-GR) | |||||||||

MEMO (UoA-PT) | |||||||||

MERCURE | unstructured mesh | ||||||||

METRAS | |||||||||

METRAS-PCL | |||||||||

MM5 (UoA-GR) | Depending on the domain location the user can chose three types of map projections: Lambert conformal, Mercator or Polar Stereographic | ||||||||

MM5 (UoA-PT) | Depending on the domain location the user can chose three types of map projections: Lambert conformal, Mercator or Polar Stereographic | ||||||||

MM5 (UoH-UK) | |||||||||

MM5(GKSS-D) | Other types of map projections can be chosen: Mercartor or polar stereographic. | ||||||||

Meso-NH | For the vertical, Gal-Chen-Somerville coordinate. For the horizontal, different conformal projections (Polar stereographic, Lambert, Mercator) | ||||||||

NHHIRLAM | hybrid coordinate | ||||||||

RAMS | The vertical structure of the grid uses the sigma-z terrain-following coordinate system (Gal-Chen and Somerville, 1975; Clark, 1977; Tripoli and Cotton, 1982). | ||||||||

RCG | |||||||||

SAIMM | the model tranform the cartesian coordinates to terrain-following coordinates | ||||||||

TAPM | |||||||||

UM | Vertical coordinate is hybrid height based - terrain following near surface, flat at top. Gal-Chen and SLEVE can be implemented, but we use a slightly different formulation. Charney-Philips staggering in vertical to avoid compuation modes and improve balance. | ||||||||

WRF-ARW | |||||||||

WRF/Chem | Depends on choice of dynamical core. WRF allows for different choices... |

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