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.
2014-03-05: Leroy-Cancellieri, V., P. Augustin, J. B. Filippi, C. Mari, M. Fourmentin, F. Bosseur, F. Morandini, and H. Delbarre, Evaluation of vegetation fire smoke plume dynamics and aerosol load using UV scanning lidar and fire-atmosphere modelling during the Mediterranean Letia 2010 experiment, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 509-523, 2014.
2014-02-03: Bechtold, P., N. Semane, P. Lopez, J.-P. Chaboureau, A. Beljaars, and N. Bormann, Representing equilibrium and non-equilibrium convection in large-scale models, J. Atmos. Sci., 71, 734-753, 2014
2014-02-03: Rochetin, N., F. Couvreux, J.-Y. Grandpeix, and C. Rio, Deep convection triggering by boundary layer thermals. Part 1: LES analysis and stochastic triggering formulation, J. Atmos. Sci., 71, 496-514, 2014
Full list of the Meso-NH-related publications