Articles | Volume 10, issue 1
Model description paper
13 Jan 2017
Model description paper |  | 13 Jan 2017

The Brazilian developments on the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (BRAMS 5.2): an integrated environmental model tuned for tropical areas

Saulo R. Freitas, Jairo Panetta, Karla M. Longo, Luiz F. Rodrigues, Demerval S. Moreira, Nilton E. Rosário, Pedro L. Silva Dias, Maria A. F. Silva Dias, Enio P. Souza, Edmilson D. Freitas, Marcos Longo, Ariane Frassoni, Alvaro L. Fazenda, Cláudio M. Santos e Silva, Cláudio A. B. Pavani, Denis Eiras, Daniela A. França, Daniel Massaru, Fernanda B. Silva, Fernando C. Santos, Gabriel Pereira, Gláuber Camponogara, Gonzalo A. Ferrada, Haroldo F. Campos Velho, Isilda Menezes, Julliana L. Freire, Marcelo F. Alonso, Madeleine S. Gácita, Maurício Zarzur, Rafael M. Fonseca, Rafael S. Lima, Ricardo A. Siqueira, Rodrigo Braz, Simone Tomita, Valter Oliveira, and Leila D. Martins

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We present a new version of the Brazilian developments on the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (BRAMS) where different previous versions for weather, chemistry, and the carbon cycle were unified in a single harmonized software system. This version also has a new set of state-of-the-art physical parametrizations and higher computational parallel and memory usage efficiency. BRAMS has been applied for research and operational weather and air quality forecasting, largely in South America.