Software User's Manual for the Coupled Ocean/Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System (COAMPS)
[Technical Report, Memorandum Report]
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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The navy has developed a nonhydrostatic fully coupled oceanatmosphere model, The Coupled OceanAtmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System COAMPS, for predicting and simulating meteorological processes on meso to micro scales of motion. This document covers only the atmospheric portion and is based upon version 2.0 of the COAMPS code. The atmospheric model may be initialized with idealized fields or real data adjusted by observations. Detailed descriptions and diagrams of the COAMPS directory structure and coding framework is given to familiarize the user with the system. In addition, COAMPS numerous input parameters are defines and categorized to aid the user in manipulating the code to suit a variety of possible case studies. Finally, the user is taken through a step-by-step procedure for implementing and working with the system and for setting up submitting a COAMPS model run.
- Numerical Mathematics
- Atmospheric Physics