Venus experiment


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Model description

  • Primitive equation system
  • Venus atmosphere radiation model
  • Turbulent mixing (Mellor and Yamada (1982) level 2.5)
  • Surface flux (Beljaars and Holtslag, 1991)
  • Simple land model (soil heat diffusion)
  • Non-convective condensation (Le Treut and Li, 1991)
  • Simple cloud model for Mars (advection, turbulent mixing, and gravitational sedimentation are considered.)
  • Used data
  • Resolution: T15L52
  • Integration time: 150000 Earth days (1282 Venus days, 641 Venus rotations)

Setting and result


Without Topography

Visualization program & scripts


  • Kobayashi, S., Y. Ota, Y. Harada, A. Ebita, M. Moriya, H. Onoda, K. Onogi, H. Kamahori, C. Kobayashi, H. Endo, K. Miyaoka, and K. Takahashi, 2015: The JRA-55 Reanalysis: General specifications and basic characteristics. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 93, 5-48, doi:10.2151/jmsj.2015-001. (Available at <URL:>.)
  • Harada, Y., H. Kamahori, C. Kobayashi, H. Endo, S. Kobayashi, Y. Ota, H. Onoda, K. Onogi, K. Miyaoka, and K. Takahashi, 2016: The JRA-55 Reanalysis: Representation of atmospheric circulation and climate variability, J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 94, 269-302, doi:10.2151/jmsj.2016-015. (Available at <URL:>.)