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.
2016-03-24: Salgado, R., P. M. A. Miranda, P. Lacarrère, and J. Noilhan, Boundary layer development and summer circulation in Southern Portugal, Tethys, 12, 33-44, 2015.
2016-03-15: Berger, A., C. Barbet, M. Leriche, L. Deguillaume, C. Mari, N. Chaumerliac, N. Bègue, P. Tulet, D. Gazen, and J. Escobar, Evaluation of Meso-NH and WRF/CHEM simulated gas and aerosol chemistry over Europe based on hourly observations, Atmos. Res., 176-177, 43-63, 2016.
2016-03-15: Bergot, T., Large-eddy simulation study of the dissipation of radiation fog, Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 142, 1029-1040, 2016.
2016-02-11: Vié, B., J.-P. Pinty, S. Berthet, and M. Leriche, LIMA (v1.0): a quasi two-moment microphysical scheme driven by a multimodal population of cloud condensation and ice freezing nuclei, Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 567-586, 2016.
Full list of the Meso-NH-related publications