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 with scales ranging from large (synoptic) to small (large eddy) scales while calculating budgets;
- Has a complete set of physical parameterizations, which are particularly advanced for the representation of clouds and precipitation;
- Is coupled to the surface model SURFEX for the representation of surface atmosphere interactions by considering different surface types (vegetation, city, ocean, lake);
- Allows 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 model output directly with satellite observations, radar, lidar and GPS.
2016-01-22: Daleu, C. L., R. S. Plant, S. J. Woolnough, S. Sessions, M. J. Herman, A. Sobel, S. Wang, D. Kim, A. Cheng, G. Bellon, P. Peyrille, F. Ferry, P. Siebesma, and L. van Ulft, Intercomparison of methods of coupling between convection and large-scale circulation: 1. Comparison over uniform surface conditions, J. Adv. Model Earth Syst., 7, 1576-1601, 2016
2015-11-04: Flamant, C., J.-P. Chaboureau, P. Chazette, P. Di Girolamo, T. Bourrianne, J. Totems, and M. Cacciani, The radiative impact of desert dust on orographic rain in the Cévennes–Vivarais area: a case study from HyMeX, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 12231-12249, 2015
2015-10-23: Couto, F. T., V. Ducrocq, R. Salgado, and M. J. Costa, Numerical simulations of significant orographic precipitation in Madeira island, Atmos. Res., 169, 102-112, 2016.
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