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.
2016-05-13: Gressent, A., B. Sauvage, D. Cariolle, M. Evans, M. Leriche, C. Mari, and V. Thouret, Modeling lightning-NOx chemistry on a sub-grid scale in a global chemical transport model, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 5867-5889, 2016.
2016-05-06: Peyrillé, P., J.-P. Lafore, and A. Boone, The annual cycle of the West African Monsoon in a two-dimensional model: mechanisms of the rain-band migration, Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 142, 1473-1489, 2016.
2016-04-29: Daleu, C. L. et al., Intercomparison of methods of coupling between convection and large-scale circulation: 2. Comparison over nonuniform surface conditions, J. Adv. Model Earth Syst., 8, 387-405, 2016.
Full list of the Meso-NH-related publications