12° global configuration (ORCA12)
NEMO (OPA9+LIM) (Madec, Delecluse et al. 1998): The formulation is based on so-called 'primitive' equations. These equations are derived from Navier-Stokes equations in a stratified fluid with following approximations:
A restoring zone is applied in the Gulf of Cadiz.
Ocean atmosphere Interface
|Bulk formulation (CLIO). The monthly climatological flow of the 120 main rivers is taken into account in the evaporation minus precipitation budget. The fresh water budget water is made in interannual mode. A parameterization of the penetrating heat flux is used.|
ECMWF (2000-2005) daily operational analysis. Zonal and meridional wind stress components, wind module, relative humidity, cloud coverage, rain, air temperature.
Monthly Levitus temperature and salinity from Levitus 98
For one year of simulation on IBM Power 4:
Mise en oeuvre opérationnelle