SURFEX v8.0 interface with OASIS3-MCT to couple atmosphere with hydrology, ocean, waves and sea-ice models, from coastal to global scales

Type Article
Date 2017-11
Language English
Author(s) Voldoire Aurore1, Decharme Bertrand1, Pianezze Joris2, 4, Brossier Cindy Lebeaupin1, Sevault Florence1, Seyfried Leo3, Garnier ValerieORCID6, Bielli Soline4, Valcke Sophie5, Alias Antoinette1, Accensi MickaelORCID6, Ardhuin FabriceORCID2, Bouin Marie-Noelle1, 2, Ducrocq Veronique1, Faroux Stephanie1, Giordani Herve1, Leger Fabien1, Marsaleix Patrick3, Rainaud Romain1, Redelsperger Jean-Luc2, Richard Evelyne3, Riette Sebastien1
Affiliation(s) 1 : Meteo France CNRS UMR3589, CNRM, Toulouse, France.
2 : CNRS UMR6523 Ifremer IRD UBO, LOPS, Brest, France.
3 : CNRS UMR5560 Univ Toulouse, LA, Toulouse, France.
4 : CNRS UMR8105 Univ Reunion Meteo France, LACy, Lab Atmosphere & Cyclones, St Denis De La Reunion, France.
5 : Univ Toulouse, CECI, CNRS UMR5318, CERFACS, Toulouse, France.
Source Geoscientific Model Development (1991-959X) (Copernicus Gesellschaft Mbh), 2017-11 , Vol. 10 , N. 11 , P. 4207-4227
DOI 10.5194/gmd-10-4207-2017
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Note Special issue The externalised surface model SURFEX Editor(s): GMD topical editors | Coordinator: P. Le Moigne

This study presents the principles of the new coupling interface based on the SURFEX multi-surface model and the OASIS3-MCT coupler. As SURFEX can be plugged into several atmospheric models, it can be used in a wide range of applications, from global and regional coupled climate systems to high-resolution numerical weather prediction systems or very fine-scale models dedicated to process studies. The objective of this development is to build and share a common structure for the atmosphere-surface coupling of all these applications, involving on the one hand atmospheric models and on the other hand ocean, ice, hydrology, and wave models. The numerical and physical principles of SURFEX interface between the different component models are described, and the different coupled systems in which the SURFEX OASIS3-MCT-based coupling interface is already implemented are presented.

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Voldoire Aurore, Decharme Bertrand, Pianezze Joris, Brossier Cindy Lebeaupin, Sevault Florence, Seyfried Leo, Garnier Valerie, Bielli Soline, Valcke Sophie, Alias Antoinette, Accensi Mickael, Ardhuin Fabrice, Bouin Marie-Noelle, Ducrocq Veronique, Faroux Stephanie, Giordani Herve, Leger Fabien, Marsaleix Patrick, Rainaud Romain, Redelsperger Jean-Luc, Richard Evelyne, Riette Sebastien (2017). SURFEX v8.0 interface with OASIS3-MCT to couple atmosphere with hydrology, ocean, waves and sea-ice models, from coastal to global scales. Geoscientific Model Development, 10(11), 4207-4227. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :