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Various modifications related to the setting of a NEMO Quick Start Guide

  • Add missing namelist blocks from ICE and TOP
  • Create a hidden .global.rst to gather common URL links
  • Convert animated gif to frames images for PDF export
  • Place different README.rst appropriately in the code structure and refer to them with symbolic links in doc/rst/source
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3:Release: |release|
4:Date:    |today|
6NEMO for *Nucleus for European Modelling of the Ocean* is a state-of-the-art modelling framework of
7ocean related engines for oceanographic research, operational oceanography, seasonal forecast and
8[paleo]climate studies.
10.. contents::
11   :local:
16Distributed under CeCILL license (GNU GPL compatible - see ``./LICENSE``),
17the NEMO ocean model has 3 major components:
19- :rstblue:`OPA` is fundamental to all users by modelling the ocean [thermo]dynamics and
20  solving the primitive equations         (``./src/OCE``); :cite:`madec_bk08`
21- :rstgrey:`SI`\ :rstgreysup:`3` for sea-ice simulates ice [thermo]dynamics, brine inclusions and
22  subgrid-scale thickness variations      (``./src/ICE``); :cite:`gmd-8-2991-2015,vancoppenolle200933`
23- :rstgreen:`TOP-PISCES` models biogeochemistry with TOP for the on/offline oceanic tracers transport and
24  PISCES for the biogeochemical processes (``./src/MBG``). :cite:`gmd-8-2465-2015`
26These physical engines are described in their respective reference publications that must be cited for
27any work related to their use.
29Applications and capabilities
32Not only does the NEMO framework model the ocean circulation,
33it offers various features to enable
35- 2-way nesting package `AGRIF`_ to create :doc:`embedded zooms <zooms>` seamlessly
36- Flexible biogeochemistry with :doc:`online coarsening <coarsening>` and
37  opportunity to integrate an :doc:`alternative model <tracers>`
38- Versatile :doc:`data assimilation interface <data_assimilation>`
40lation a efficient XIOS_ server for outputing diagnostics a coupled via OASIS_ to alternative components or other models to enable Earth system modelling.
42| Several :doc:`builtins configurations <reference_configurations>` are provided to assess the skills and
43   performances of the model which can be used as templates for setting up a new configuration (``./cfgs``).
44| The end user could also find some :doc:`idealised test cases <test_cases>` on the web to serve as examples and
45   to study particular processes (``./tests``).
47A set of tools is also provided to setup your own configuration and [pre|post]process your data (``./tools``).
52| The NEMO reference manual and a quick start guide can be generated from Latex and RST source code files
53   (``./doc``), either in PDF or in HTML format, but it might require some additional installations.
54| In any case, both formats are available online: `HTML`_ | `PDF`_
56| Since 2014 the project has a `Special Issue`_ in the open-access journal Geoscientific Model Development (GMD)
57   from the European Geosciences Union (EGU).
58   The main scope is to collect relevant manuscripts which cover a wide variety of topics like
59   process studies, new parameterizations, implementation of new model features and new NEMO configurations.
60| Also it provides a single portal to search, discover and understand about
61   the NEMO modelling framework potential and evolution and to submit their contributions.
63Community development
66| The NEMO Consortium gathering 6 European institutes (`CMCC`_, `CNRS`_, `MOI`_, `Met Office`_ and `NERC`_)
67   organises the sustainable development in order to keep a reliable evolving system since 2008.
68| It defines the multi-year development strategy which is implemented by the NEMO System Team.
70When the need arises, `Working Groups`_ are created or resumed to gather the expertise in the community in order to
71focus the development work on a specific subject or major component of the framework.
73How to cite NEMO
76.. bibliography:: references.bib
77   :all:
78   :style: unsrt
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