Meteorological Modeling - Diagnostic Models Basic

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Diagnostic models are different from prognostic models in the sense that diagnostic models develop an estimate of three-dimensional wind and temperature fields using interpolation/extrapolation of available measurements in the region of interest. The most commonly used diagnostic model is CALMET, which is part of the CALPUFF Modeling System.

CALMET includes a diagnostic wind field generator with an objective analysis of slope flows, kinematic terrain effects, terrain blocking effects, a divergence minimization procedure, and a micro-meteorological model for overland and overwater boundary lawyers. Additional information can be found here.

Guide prepared by P. Zannetti (12/2021). For corrections or expansions please contact us.