Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 1335–1372, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-1335-2020

Special issue: The PALM model system 6.0 for atmospheric and oceanic boundary-layer...

Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 1335–1372, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-1335-2020

Model description paper 20 Mar 2020

Model description paper | 20 Mar 2020

Overview of the PALM model system 6.0

Björn Maronga et al.

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In this paper, we describe the PALM model system 6.0. PALM is a Fortran-based turbulence-resolving code and has been applied for studying a variety of atmospheric and oceanic boundary layers for about 20 years. The model is optimized for use on massively parallel computer architectures. During the last years, PALM has been significantly improved and now offers a variety of new components that are especially designed to simulate the urban atmosphere at building-resolving resolution.