SIREAM and MAM are two aerosol models developed at CEREA. SIREAM is a SIze REsolved Aerosol Module, based on a sectional description of the aerosol distribution. MAM is a Modal Aerosol Module. Both models are based on the same parameterizations.

SIREAM is included in Polyphemus 1.1 and higher as an aerosol module and MAM will be included in the future. Both can be used independently of Polyphemus.

Technical documentation:

Bruno Sportisse and Karine Sartelet and Edouard Debry and Kathleen Fahey and Yelva Roustan and Marilyne Tombette The SIze REsolved Aerosol Model (SIREAM) and the Modal Aerosol Model (MAM). Technical Report CEREA Technical Report 2006  Download (PDF)
E. Debry, K. Fahey, K. Sartelet, B. Sportisse and M. Tombette. Technical Note: A new SIze REsolved Aerosol Model: SIREAM. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 7(6):1537-1547, (2007).  [ Journal link  External link ]