Articles | Volume 10, issue 11
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 4207–4227, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-4207-2017

Special issue: The externalised surface model SURFEX

Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 4207–4227, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-4207-2017

Model description paper 20 Nov 2017

Model description paper | 20 Nov 2017

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

Aurore Voldoire et al.

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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. 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.