MM5 Modeling System Overview
Portability of the MM5 Modeling System
All pre-processing programs can now be run on Crays, major
workstation vendor machines, and PC running Linux (Version 3
only). Rawins still only accesses data from NCAR archive (with
Cray-blocking removed). New programs, REGRID
and little_r, are designed
to make dealing with data other than those archived at NCAR
a lot easier. Both programs are very portable too.
Perhaps the most difficult problem for using the MM5 package
on a different site is data acquisition and input. Anyone who
is interested in using MM5 should consider if he/she is able
to acquire meteorological data, gridded as well as station observations.