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6\chapter*{Abstract / R\'{e}sum\'{e}}
11The ocean engine of NEMO (Nucleus for European Modelling of the Ocean) is a primitive
12equation model adapted to regional and global ocean circulation problems. It is intended to
13be a flexible tool for studying the ocean and its interactions with the others components of
14the earth climate system over a wide range of space and time scales.
15Prognostic variables are the three-dimensional velocity field, a linear
16or non-linear sea surface height, the temperature and the salinity. In the horizontal direction,
17the model uses a curvilinear orthogonal grid and in the vertical direction, a full or partial step
18$z$-coordinate, or $s$-coordinate, or a mixture of the two. The distribution of variables is a
19three-dimensional Arakawa C-type grid. Various physical choices are available to describe
20ocean physics, including TKE, GLS and KPP vertical physics. Within NEMO, the ocean is
21interfaced with a sea-ice model (LIM v2 and v3), passive tracer and biogeochemical models (TOP)
22and, via the OASIS coupler, with several atmospheric general circulation models. It also
23support two-way grid embedding via the AGRIF software.
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28Le moteur oc\'{e}anique de NEMO (Nucleus for European Modelling of the Ocean) est un
29mod\`{e}le aux \'{e}quations primitives de la circulation oc\'{e}anique r\'{e}gionale et globale.
30Il se veut un outil flexible pour \'{e}tudier sur un vaste spectre spatiotemporel l'oc\'{e}an et ses
31interactions avec les autres composantes du syst\`{e}me climatique terrestre.
32Les variables pronostiques sont le champ tridimensionnel de vitesse, une hauteur de la mer
33lin\'{e}aire ou non, la temperature et la salinit\'{e}.
34La distribution des variables se fait sur une grille C d'Arakawa tridimensionnelle utilisant une
35coordonn\'{e}e verticale $z$ \`{a} niveaux entiers ou partiels, ou une coordonn\'{e}e s, ou encore
36une combinaison des deux. Diff\'{e}rents choix sont propos\'{e}s pour d\'{e}crire la physique
37oc\'{e}anique, incluant notamment des physiques verticales TKE, GLS et KPP. A travers l'infrastructure
38NEMO, l'oc\'{e}an est interfac\'{e} avec des mod\`{e}les de glace de mer, de biog\'{e}ochimie
39et de traceurs passifs, et, via le coupleur OASIS, \`{a} plusieurs mod\`{e}les de circulation
40g\'{e}n\'{e}rale atmosph\'{e}rique. Il supporte \'{e}galement l'embo\^{i}tement interactif de
41maillages via le logiciel AGRIF.
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49Like all components of NEMO, the ocean component is developed under the CECILL license,
50which is a French adaptation of the GNU GPL (General Public License). Anyone may use it
51freely for research purposes, and is encouraged to communicate back to the NEMO team
52its own developments and improvements. The model and the present document have been
53made available as a service to the community. We cannot certify that the code and its manual
54are free of errors. Bugs are inevitable and some have undoubtedly survived the testing phase.
55Users are encouraged to bring them to our attention. The author assumes no responsibility
56for problems, errors, or incorrect usage of NEMO.
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59NEMO reference in papers and other publications is as follows:
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62Madec, G., and the NEMO team, 2008: NEMO ocean engine.
63\textit{Note du P\^ole de mod\'{e}lisation}, Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace (IPSL), France,
64No 27, ISSN No 1288-1619.\\
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68Additional information can be found on \href{}{} website.
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