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.
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.
2015-09-09: Couvreux, F., R. Roehrig, C. Rio, M.-P. Lefebvre, M. Caian, T. Komori, S. Derbyshire, F. Guichard, F. Favot, F. D'Andrea, P. Bechtold, and P. Gentine, Representation of daytime moist convection over the semi-arid Tropics by parametrizations used in climate and meteorological models, Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 141, 2220-2236, 2015 Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 141, 1894-1905, 2015
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