BOLAM is a limited-area hydrostatic model based on the primitive equations with parameterization of convection and other sub-grid physics (radiation, diffusion, cloud, soil). Daily runs, on a grid of 0.075 degrees (8.3 km) on the area shown in the image, are on display on the forecast page of ISAC, where more information can be found.

BOLAM in successive versions has been in use for more than 20 years, at first by itself and lately to provide initialization for MOLOCH. It has contributed to the scientific activity of many international projects in meteorology and model intercomparison.

The national and international meteorological community has adopted BOLAM for operational forecast and research studies (ARPAL, ARPAS, ISPRA, MIPAAF, NOA)

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