1. General Model Information

Name: Portable University Model of the Atmosphere

Acronym: PUMA

Main medium: air
Main subject: meteorology
Organization level:
Type of model: partial differential equations (3D), other, spectral transform
Main application: research, education
Keywords: circulation model, GCM, spectral model, climate model, atmosphere model


Edilbert Kirk
Bundesstr. 55, D-20146 Hamburg
Phone: +49-40-42838-5065
Fax: +49-40-42838-5066
email: kirk@dkrz.de
Homepage: http://puma.dkrz.de/kirk/


Klaus Fraedrich, Edilbert Kirk, Frank Lunkeit


The Portable University Model of the Atmosphere (PUMA) is based on the Reading multi-level spectral model SGCM (Simple Global Circulation Model) described by Hoskins and Simmons (1975) and James and Gray (1986). Originally developed as a numerical prediction model, it was changed to perform as a circulation model. PUMA is introduced with following two aims in mind:

II. Technical Information

II.1 Executables:

Operating System(s): Linux, Unix, Windows

II.2 Source-code:

Programming Language(s): Fortran-90

II.3 Manuals:


II.4 Data:

III. Mathematical Information

III.1 Mathematics

III.2 Quantities

III.2.1 Input

III.2.2 Output

IV. References

V. Further information in the World-Wide-Web

VI. Additional remarks

The next version of PUMA, PUMA-2 will include humidity. Later on, an ecosystem will be included and it will be possible to change parameters interactively. At that stage, the program will be renamed Planet Simulator. Further Info: http://www.palmod.uni-bremen.de/~gerrit/hamburg2.html
Last review of this document by: Sat Feb 16 19:53:10 2002
Status of the document: Contributed by Martin Doege
last modified by Tobias Gabele Wed Aug 21 21:44:47 CEST 2002

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