UM-MCIP is the interface to the Meteorology Chemistry Interface Processor (MCIP) for UM data. This interface was developed by Aeolus, NCAS and the UK Met Office.

The User Manual manual is available here: UM-MCIP User Manual 2.0

The code can be downloaded here: UM-MCIP version 2.0

UMMCIP version 2.0 has been updated to cope with re-run data from the UK Met Office model for the period 8 to 28th July 2006. This re-run data is now available from BADC to fill gaps in their UK Met Office operational data archive.

Version 2.0 also includes some upgrades and changes. The main changes are:

  • to skip the fields if forecast time is before the MCIP start time.
  • to allow the software to read hourly accumulated rainfall amount by introduce a variable rain_type into the filenames NAMELIST. To reflect this change, the run_script of run_umcip has been changed to run_ummcip_2.0 in the directory of run_script. This variable rain_type should be defined for each input file as an array. If you have four files, the user should define RAIN_TYPE=( 1 1 1 1 ) if all four files are hourly accumulated rainfall amount which is the case for newly filled re-run data. If files were from the operational UM archive, then change 1 to -1 to indicate the rainfall was accumulated from analysis time.
  • to avoid using orography for getting um_time in the routine of get_ppdetail, this routine has been changed to skip the orography for setting 'um_start = curr_date' when reading in orography which causes a problem when reading the re-run data of 8-28/07/2006.

This new version was updated by Dr Chang Gui Wang from the UK Met Office but in the case of any queries or problems with this interface please contact NCAS CMS.

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