Investigations with the DREAMS Mesoscale Meteorological Model

  • Martin Beniston


DREAMS-1 (Differential-equation REgional Atmospheric Modeling System) is a three-dimensional atmospheric model which makes use of the finite difference technique to solve a series of time-dependent equations for processes acting typically on a regional scale; in literature appearing in the 1980s, this model was referred to as MESOCONV (MESOscale CONVection model). The model was originally developed in the early 1980s to investigate organized maritime cloud convection, such as the Rayleigh-Bénard type convection frequently observed as cold air moves over a warm ocean surface (Beniston, 1983; 1984; 1985). Other applications include interactions between clouds and radiation (Beniston and Schmetz, 1985; Schmetz and Beniston, 1986), as well as the dynamic and thermodynamic influence of a water surface on the regional atmosphere (Beniston, 1986).


Atmospheric Boundary Layer Liquid Water Content Cloud Layer Cloud Base Buoyancy Flux 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Beniston
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  1. 1.Institute of GeographyUniversity of FribourgFribourgSwitzerland

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