The Aerosol Modeling Testbed: A New Modeling Paradigm
The Aerosol Modeling Testbed is a computational framework designed to systematically and objectively evaluate new aerosol process modules over a wide range of spatial and temporal scales, that also complements existing modeling activities. While the computational framework was designed for aerosols, it can also be used to systematically target meteorological and chemical processes.
The Aerosol Modeling Testbed is designed to streamline the process of developing aerosol process modules as well as process modules that affect the aerosol lifecycle for regional and global models, foster collaborative research among modelers and experimentalists, and evolve in time based on the needs of the scientific user community.
The Aerosol Modeling Testbed consists of the WRF-Chem model that simulates meteorology, chemistry, and aerosols interactively, a series of testbed cases, and a suite of tools called the Analysis Toolkit that documents the evaluation of aerosol process modules.
Click on the links below to learn more about the Aerosol Modeling Testbed:
- Benefits of using the Aerosol Modeling Testbed
- Summary of how the Aerosol Modeling Testbed functions
- Detailed information on the Aerosol Modeling Testbed
- Example graphics and statistics for the MILAGRO testbed case
- Porting the CAM5 physics suite to WRF
The beta-version of the Aerosol Modeling Testbed has been developed with support from the U.S. Department of Energy's Laboratory Directed Research Development program, under PNNL's Aerosol Climate Initiative.