author = "Mesinger, Fedor and Veljovic, Katarina and Chou, Sin Chan and 
                         Gomes, Jorge and Lyra, Andr{\'e} de Arruda",
                title = "The Eta model: design, use, and added value",
            booktitle = "Topics in climate modeling",
            publisher = "InTech",
                 year = "2016",
                pages = "1--16",
              address = "Croacia",
             keywords = "Eta model, eta vertical coordinate, regional climate models, 
                         topography in climate models, added value by RCMs, horizontal 
             abstract = "The design of the Eta model goes back to early 1970s, when its 
                         original dynamical core was designed following the philosophy of 
                         Akio Arakawa of emulating important properties of the atmospheric 
                         governing equations. The cores later major features were invented 
                         and implemented in the mid-1980s. Once a comprehensive physics 
                         package was added, the model became operational as a regional NWP 
                         model in the United States in 1993. Its use for regional climate 
                         projections followed later, for the South American region and then 
                         for a regional reanalysis over the North American region. Summary 
                         of the models dynamical core is given, followed by that of its 
                         physics package. Results of experiments revealing the models 
                         ability to generate added value even at large scales when run as a 
                         regional climate model (RCM) are summarized. The Eta model is 
                         applied on various climate scales seamlessly, from subseasonal, 
                         seasonal to multidecadal, from coarse 40 km up to high 5 km 
                         resolution. Examples of applications to various socioeconomic 
                         sectors, such as for hydropower management, crop yield forecasts, 
                         environmental and forest conservation, urban areas management, 
                         assessment of natural disaster risks, etc., are given. The Eta RCM 
                         capability to reproduce extreme climatic values is pointed out.",
          affiliation = "{} and {} and {Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)}",
                  doi = "10.5772/64956",
                  url = "http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/64956",
                 isbn = "9789535126607",
                label = "lattes: 4336175279058172 3 MesingerVelChaGomLyr:2016:DeUsAd",
             language = "en",
           targetfile = "mesinger_eta.pdf",
                  url = "http://www.intechopen.com/books/topics-in-climate-modeling/the-eta-model-design-use-and-added-value",
               volume = "1",
        urlaccessdate = "26 nov. 2020"