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 (URA 1357 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.
2013-09-03: Aumond, P., G. Guillaume, B. Gauvreau, C. Lac, V. Masson, and M. Bérengier, Application of the Transmission Line Matrix method for outdoor sound propagation modelling - Part 2: Experimental validation using meteorological data derived from the meso-scale model Meso-NH, Applied Acoustics, 76, 107-112, 2014.
2013-08-22: Leriche, M., J.-P. Pinty, C. Mari, and D. Gazen, A cloud chemistry module for the 3-D cloud-resolving mesoscale model Meso-NH with application to idealized cases, Geosci. Model Dev., 6, 1275-1298, 2013.
2013-07-25: Schepanski, K., C. Flamant, J.-P. Chaboureau, C. Kocha, J. R. Banks, H. E. Brindley, C. Lavaysse, F. Marnas, J. Pelon, and P. Tulet, Characterization of dust emission from alluvial sources using aircraft observations and high-resolution modeling, J. Geophys. Res., 118, 7237-7259, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50538, 2013.
Full list of the Meso-NH-related publications