BRAMS configuration files and preprocessing tools

Published: 15 September 2021| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/cw8wrrt9jw.1
Angel Vara-Vela


This repository contains the configuration files and preprocessing tools used to prepare initial and boundary conditions needed to perform the BRAMS simulations presented in the article entitled "Bulk cloud microphysical properties as seen from numerical simulation and remote sensing products: case study of a hailstorm event over La Plata basin". - RAMSIN: Preprocessing and forecasting namelist control file. - ramspost.inp: Postprocessing namelist control file. - NCEP_grib2ctl.tar.bz2: Tool used to create GrADS control files for NCEP grib2 files. - ERA5_grib2ctl.tar.bz2: Tool used to create GrADS control files for ERA5 grib1 files. - geraDP.tar.bz2: Tool used to convert NCEP and ERA5 intermediate files to the specific format for BRAMS simulations. The preprocessing tools work well with the following global meteorological datasets!description!/dataset/reanalysis-era5-pressure-levels?tab=form The BRAMS model code can be requested online at, whereas static geographical data (e.g., topography, land use and sea surface temperature) and masked surface fields (e.g., soil moisture) needed for the model initialization can be downloaded from



Universidade de Sao Paulo


Atmospheric Science, Applied Meteorology