Earth System Physics
Regional Model: REGCM4
The Regional Climate Model system RegCM , originally developed
at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (
Model improvements currently under way include the development of a tropical band version (to be released by the end of 2010), coupling with a regional ocean model, inclusion of full gas-phase chemistry, upgrades of some physics schemes (convection, PBL, cloud microphysics) and development of a non-hydrostatic dynamical core.
ESP also supports the Regional Climate Research Network, or RegCNET. The objective of RegCNET is to expand and strengthen the network of model users and to develop collaborative research projects across the network to improve the understanding of climate change at the regional scale. The RegCNET also provides a forum for current and future model users to discuss relevant issues, exchange research experiences and formulate needs and priorities for further model development and dissemination.