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1\documentclass[../tex_main/NEMO_manual]{subfiles}
2\begin{document}
3
4% ================================================================
5% Abstract
6% ================================================================
7
8\chapter*{Abstract}
9
10\vspace{-40pt}
11
12{\small
13The ocean engine of NEMO (Nucleus for European Modelling of the Ocean) is a primitive
14equation model adapted to regional and global ocean circulation problems. It is intended to
15be a flexible tool for studying the ocean and its interactions with the others components of
16the earth climate system over a wide range of space and time scales.
17Prognostic variables are the three-dimensional velocity field, a non-linear sea surface height,
18the \textit{Conservative} Temperature and the \textit{Absolute} Salinity.
19In the horizontal direction, the model uses a curvilinear orthogonal grid and in the vertical direction,
20a full or partial step $z$-coordinate, or $s$-coordinate, or a mixture of the two.
21The distribution of variables is a three-dimensional Arakawa C-type grid.
22Various physical choices are available to describe ocean physics, including TKE, and GLS vertical physics.
23Within NEMO, the ocean is interfaced with a sea-ice model (LIM or CICE), passive tracer and
24biogeochemical models (TOP) and, via the OASIS coupler, with several atmospheric general circulation models.
25It also support two-way grid embedding via the AGRIF software.
26}
27
28% ================================================================
29% Disclaimer
30% ================================================================
31\chapter*{Disclaimer}
32
33Like all components of NEMO, the ocean component is developed under the \href{http://www.cecill.info/}{CECILL license},
34which is a French adaptation of the GNU GPL (General Public License). Anyone may use it
35freely for research purposes, and is encouraged to communicate back to the NEMO team
36its own developments and improvements. The model and the present document have been
37made available as a service to the community. We cannot certify that the code and its manual
38are free of errors. Bugs are inevitable and some have undoubtedly survived the testing phase.
39Users are encouraged to bring them to our attention. The author assumes no responsibility
40for problems, errors, or incorrect usage of NEMO.
41
42\vspace{1cm}
43NEMO reference in papers and other publications is as follows:
44\vspace{0.5cm}
45
46Madec, G., and the NEMO team, 2008: NEMO ocean engine.
47\textit{Note du P\^ole de mod\'{e}lisation}, Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace (IPSL), France,
48No 27, ISSN No 1288-1619.\\
49
50
51\vspace{0.5cm}
52Additional information can be found on \href{http://www.nemo-ocean.eu/}{www.nemo-ocean.eu}.
53\vspace{0.5cm}
54
55\end{document}
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