Micrometeorology

The microscale flow and dispersal model MISCAM

Originally, MISCAM has been developed at the Institute for Atmospheric Physics during the late 1980s within the framework of two research projects funded by the German Ministry of Research and Technology. Later, the model was ported from the mainframe of JGU's computing centre to personal computers. Thus, MISCAM gained a high level of acceptance by meteorological consultants, environmental agencies and research institutes, leading to more than a hundred implementations in Germany and neighboring countries.

MISCAM consists of a three-dimensional non-hydrostatic flow model, a prognostic two-equation turbulence model and a Eulerian dispersal model.

The flow model has been evaluated following the VDI guideline 3783/9 'Prognostic Microscale Wind Field Models – Evaluation for Flow Around Buildings and Obstacles.'

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