Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology (MMM)

MMM investigates the basic physical processes that govern the weather: how the atmosphere and Earth's surface receive incoming radiation, scatter and absorb it, and retransmit it; how weather and climate are affected by terrain and the characteristics of soil and vegetation; how severe storm systems develop and die; and how precipitation processes occur.

MMM provides research services to the community in four areas. These services include: (1) the development and maintenance of several models; (2) the development of instrumentation; (3) the development of software for analysis of data collected by NCAR and other facilities; and (4) the organization, leadership, and/or participation in field campaigns. We would appreciate input on your use of and your suggested improvements to these research services provided by MMM.
1.Which of the following models, if any, have you used? (Please check all that apply.)
OptionCountPercent
1. MM5 Model31650.97%
2. WRF Model22536.29%
3. Large-eddy Simulation (LES) Boundary-layer Model121.94%
4. None of the above6710.81%
Total620100%
Median:  1.0Minimum value:  1
Total responses:  425Maximum value:  4
2.For each model used, describe the nature of the collaboration, in what way(s) the collaboration could be improved, and in what way(s) the model could better meet your research needs:
3.What other uses, if any, have you made of the above models? (Please check all that apply.)
1
2
1  
2Educational purposes: 
3MM5167
24.74%
4WRF93
13.78%
5LES

9
1.33%
6Graduate student research project: 
7MM5176
26.07%
8WRF79
11.7%
9LES

7
1.04%
10Starting point for developing your own model: 
11MM578
11.56%
12WRF46
6.81%
13LES6
0.89%
14Other:14
2.07%
Total responses: 281

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4.Have you attended a:
1
2
3
1 YesNo
2MM5 Workshop?109
40.82%
263
32.43%
3MM5 Tutorial?96
35.96%
263
32.43%
4WRF Tutorial?62
23.22%
285
35.14%
Total responses: 391

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6. MMM Instrumentation

Over the past several years, a number of instruments have been developed by MMM or in collaboration with other divisions, universities or agencies. These instruments are generally developed to advance the research goals of specific scientists, but once operational, they either become part of the overall suite of instruments available through NCAR or remain available through direct collaboration with the principal investigator who developed the instrument.

Among the instruments developed are:

  • Multi-angle Spectrometer Probe

  • Intermittent Sampler

  • Video Ice Particle Sampler

  • Balloon-borne Ice Crystal Replicator

  • 2D-charge Instrument

  • Airborne Infrared (IR) Video Camera.

Do you have an interest in using any of these instruments in the future?
OptionCountPercent
1. Yes319.25%
2. No18254.33%
3. Maybe12236.42%
Total335100%
Median:  2.0Minimum value:  1
Total responses:  335Maximum value:  3
Have you accessed this website?
OptionCountPercent
1. Yes6417.07%
2. No31182.93%
Total375100%
Median:  2.0Minimum value:  1
Total responses:  375Maximum value:  2
If yes, have you found it to be useful?
OptionCountPercent
1. Yes6663.46%
2. No3836.54%
Total104100%
Median:  1.0Minimum value:  1
Total responses:  104Maximum value:  2