The MIT Regional Climate Model (MRCM) is an advanced version of the Regional Climate Model Version 3 (RegCM3) that includes all of the MIT-based upgrades done by the Eltahir group.


The major upgrade features included in the MRCM are summarized in the table below:


Upgrade Features References
Coupling of IBIS land surface scheme Winter et al. (2009)
New surface albedo assignment Marcella and Eltahir (2012)
Irrigation scheme Im et al. (2014)
New convective cloud scheme  Gianotti and Eltahir (2014 a)
New convective rainfall autoconversion scheme Gianotti and Eltahir (2014 b)
Modified boundary layer height and boundary layer cloud scheme Gianotti (2013)