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1\documentclass[../main/NEMO_manual]{subfiles}
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3\begin{document}
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5% ================================================================
6% Chapter Foreword
7% ================================================================
8\chapter*{Foreword}
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10% ================================================================
11% Abstract
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13\section*{Abstract}
14
15The ocean engine of NEMO (Nucleus for European Modelling of the Ocean) is a primitive equation model adapted to
16regional and global ocean circulation problems.
17It is intended to be a flexible tool for studying the ocean and its interactions with the others components of
18the earth climate system over a wide range of space and time scales.
19
20Prognostic variables are the three-dimensional velocity field, a non-linear sea surface height,
21the \textit{Conservative} Temperature and the \textit{Absolute} Salinity.
22In the horizontal direction, the model uses a curvilinear orthogonal grid and in the vertical direction,
23a full or partial step $z$-coordinate, or $s$-coordinate, or a mixture of the two.
24The distribution of variables is a three-dimensional Arakawa C-type grid.
25Various physical choices are available to describe ocean physics, including TKE, and GLS vertical physics.
26
27Within NEMO, the ocean is interfaced with a sea-ice model (SI$^3$)
28 %or \href{https://github.com/CICE-Consortium/CICE}{CICE}),
29passive tracer and biogeochemical models (TOP-PISCES) and,
30via the \href{https://portal.enes.org/oasis}{OASIS} coupler, with several atmospheric general circulation models.
31It also support two-way grid embedding via the \href{http://agrif.imag.fr}{AGRIF} software.
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34% ================================================================
35% Disclaimer
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37\section*{Disclaimer}
38
39Like all components of NEMO, the ocean component is developed under
40the \href{http://www.cecill.info}{CECILL license}, which is a French adaptation of the GNU GPL
42Anyone may use it freely for research purposes, and is encouraged to communicate back to the NEMO team
43its own developments and improvements.
44
45The model and the present document have been made available as a service to the community.
46We cannot certify that the code and its manual are free of errors.
47Bugs are inevitable and some have undoubtedly survived the testing phase.
48Users are encouraged to bring them to our attention.
49
50The author assumes no responsibility for problems, errors, or incorrect usage of NEMO.
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52% ================================================================
53% Citation
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55\section*{Citation}
56
57Reference for papers and other publications is as follows:
58\vspace{0.5cm}
59
60{\sffamily
61NEMO ocean engine,
62Madec Gurvan and NEMO System Team, NEMO Consortium,
63Issue 27, Notes du Pôle de modélisation de l'Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace (IPSL), ISSN 1288-1619,
64\href{http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1464816}{doi:10.5281/zenodo.1464816}
65}
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67% ================================================================
68% External resources
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70\section*{External resources}
71
72Additional information can be found on the \href{http://www.nemo-ocean.eu}{website} of the project and
73the \href{http://forge.ipsl.jussieu.fr/nemo}{forge platform} of the source code.