Meso-NH is the non-hydrostatic mesoscale atmospheric model of the French research community. It has been jointly developed by the Laboratoire d'Aérologie (UMR 5560 UPS/CNRS) and by CNRM-GAME (UMR 3589 CNRS/Météo-France). Meso-NH:
- Incorporates a non-hydrostatic system of equations, for dealing all scales ranging from large (synoptic) to small (large eddy) scales while calculating budgets;
- Has a complete set of physical parameterizations, particularly advanced for the representation of clouds and precipitation;
- Is coupled to the surface model SURFEX for representing the ground atmosphere interactions by considering different surface types (vegetation, city, ocean, lake);
- Allows for a multi-scale approach through a grid-nesting technique;
- Is a versatile code, vectorized, parallelized, operating in 1D, 2D or 3D designed to handle real situations as well as academic cases;
- Is coupled with a chemistry module (including gas-phase, aerosol, and aqua-phase components) and a lightning module;
- Has observation operators that compare directly model output with satellite observations, radar, lidar and GPS.
2013-11-26: Masciadri, E., F. Lascaux, and L. Fini, MOSE: operational forecast of the optical turbulence and atmospheric parameters at European Southern Observatory ground-based sites – I. Overview and vertical stratification of atmospheric parameters at 0–20 km, Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 436, 1968-1985, 2013.
2013-11-23: Trapero, L., J. Bech, F. Duffourg, P. Esteban, and J. Lorente, Mesoscale numerical analysis of the historical November 1982 heavy precipitation event over Andorra (Eastern Pyrenees), Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 13, 2969-2990, 2013.
2013-11-13: Lesouëf, D., F. Gheusi, P. Chazette, R. Delmas, and J. Sanak, Low tropospheric layers over Reunion Island in lidar-derived observations and a high-resolution model, Bound.-Layer. Meteor., 149, 425-453, 2013.
Full list of the Meso-NH-related publications