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.
2016-08-24: 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.
2016-07-29: Cuxart, J., B. Wrenger, D. Martínez-Villagrasa, J. Reuder, M. Jonassen, M. Jiménez, M. Lothon, F. Lohou, O. Hartogensis, J. Dünnermann, L. Conangla, and A. Garai, Estimation of the advection effects induced by surface heterogeneities in the surface energy budget, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 9489-9504, 2016
2016-07-01: Lampert, A., F. Pätzold, M. A. Jiménez, L. Lobitz, S. Martin, G. Lohmann, G. Canut, D. Legain, J. Bange, D. Martínez-Villagrasa, and J. Cuxart, A study of local turbulence and anisotropy during the afternoon and evening transition with an unmanned aerial system and mesoscale simulation, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 8009-8021, 2016
Full list of the Meso-NH-related publications