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 (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.
2016-11-25: Staufer, J. et al., The first 1-year-long estimate of the Paris region fossil fuel CO2 emissions based on atmospheric inversion, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 14703-14726, 2016
2016-11-07: Tsenova, B. D., D. Barakova, and R. Mitzeva, Numerical study on the effect of charge separation at low cloud temperature and effective water content on thunderstorm electrification, Atmos. Res., 184, 1-14, 2017
2016-09-01: Sokolov, A., E. Dmitriev, E. Maksimovich, H. Delbarre, P. Augustin, C. Gengembre, M. Fourmentin, and N. Locoge, Cluster analysis of atmospheric dynamics and pollution transport in a coastal arean, Bound.-Layer. Meteor., 161, 237-264, 2016
2016-08-24: A series of HyMeX papers by Augros et al., Di Girolamo et al., Duffourg et al., Khodayar et al., Pantillon et al., Rysman et al., Scheffknecht et al. and Thévenot et al. in a special issue of the Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc.
Full list of the Meso-NH-related publications