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Geoscientific Model Development An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
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08 May 2017
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This discussion paper is a preprint. A revision of this manuscript was accepted for the journal Geoscientific Model Development (GMD) and is expected to appear here in due course.
The seamless and multi-model coupling between atmosphere, land, hydrology, ocean, waves and sea-ice models based on SURFEX surface model using OASIS3-MCT
Aurore Voldoire1, Bertrand Decharme1, Joris Pianezze2, Cindy Lebeaupin Brossier1, Florence Sevault1, Léo Seyfried3, Valérie Garnier2, Soline Bielli4, Sophie Valcke5, Antoinette Alias1, Mickael Accensi2, Fabrice Ardhuin2, Marie-Noëlle Bouin1,2, Véronique Ducrocq1, Stéphanie Faroux1, Hervé Giordani1, Fabien Léger1, Patrick Marsaleix3, Romain Raynaud1, Jean-Luc Redelsperger2, Evelyne Richard3, and Sébastien Riette1 1Centre National de Recherches Météorologiques (CNRM, Météo-France/CNRS UMR3589), Toulouse, France
2Laboratoire d’Océanographie Physique et Spatiale (LOPS, CNRS UMR6523/Ifremer/IRD/UBO), Brest, France
3Laboratoire d'Aérologie (LA, CNRS UMR5560/Université Toulouse), Toulouse, France
4Laboratoire de l’Atmosphère et des Cyclones, (LACy, CNRS UMR8105/Université de la Réunion/Météo-France), Saint Denis de la Réunion, France
5Centre Européen de Recherche et de Formation Avancée en Calcul Scientifique (CERFACS/CNRS UMR 5318), Toulouse, France
Abstract. 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 systems dedicated to process studies. The objective of this development is to build and share a common structure for all these applications for the atmosphere-surface coupling, between atmospheric models and ocean, ice, hydrology, and wave models. The numerical and physical principles of the SURFEX interface between the different component models are described, and the different coupled systems into which the SURFEX OASIS3-MCT-based coupling interface is already applied are presented.

Citation: Voldoire, A., Decharme, B., Pianezze, J., Lebeaupin Brossier, C., Sevault, F., Seyfried, L., Garnier, V., Bielli, S., Valcke, S., Alias, A., Accensi, M., Ardhuin, F., Bouin, M.-N., Ducrocq, V., Faroux, S., Giordani, H., Léger, F., Marsaleix, P., Raynaud, R., Redelsperger, J.-L., Richard, E., and Riette, S.: The seamless and multi-model coupling between atmosphere, land, hydrology, ocean, waves and sea-ice models based on SURFEX surface model using OASIS3-MCT, Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss.,, in review, 2017.
Aurore Voldoire et al.
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