Contact Information
Name: Elizabeth Ritchie
Telephone: +1 505 277-8325
Fax: +1 505 277-8235
Affiliation: UNM
Mailing Address: Room 125, EECE Bldg
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1356

Model Information
Model Name: MM5
Model Web Page:  
Primary Citation for Model: Anthes, R. A., E.and#64979;Y. Hsie and Y. and#64979;H. Kuo, 1987: Description of the PSU/NCAR mesoscale model version 4 (MM4). NCAR Technical Note, NCAR/tnand#64979;282+STR, 66 pp.
Model Dynamics-NumericsAnswerSpecifications
Model Equations: Nonhydrostatic - Euler 
Horizontal Domain and Map Projection:
Polar Stereographic true at:  
Lat-Lon window, pole of coordinate system coincident with geographic pole:  
Lat-Lon window of a rotated lat-lon coordinate system, pole rotated by:  
Other: onLambert Conformal
Horizontal Resolution: 45, 15km
Vertical Coordinate: sigma-p
Vertical Levels: 23
Treatment of Gravity Wave Terms: Leapfrog Explicit 
Specification of lateral boundary conditions: Relaxation inflow/outflow on coarse mesh
Time dependent on inner meshes
Model Physics AnswerSpecifications
Ocean Surface Temperature: Prescribed 
Land Surface Temperature: OtherFive-layer soil model.
Land Surface Moisture: None 
Vegetation: Yes - 24 Cat USGS
Runoff Scheme Included?:
Surface Layer Scheme:
Bulk Type: Value of CD is:  
Similarity Theory:  
Planetary Boundary Layer Scheme: Hong-Pan Scheme as implemented in the NCEP-MRF model.
Bulk Type:
K-Type: Form of K: on 
Turbulent Kinetic Energy Scheme:
Convection Scheme (Deep): OtherKain-Fritsch on 45 and 15 km grid
Non-Convective Condensation:
According to What % Saturation Criterion?:  
Sundqvist Scheme:
Explicit Scheme: Please List Prognostic Variables: onqc, qr, qi, qs, qg, qv
Infrared Radiation (Free Atmosphere) Code:  
Data Output Answer
Size of Output:  
Format of Output: