2019-08-12T21:44:18+02:00 (2 years ago)

Pre-implementation of new cover page and new headings style for reference manuals

Cover page

The layout of the frontpage has been completely redesigned,
a coloured banner has been added to emphasize the title and easily identify each manual
between them.
The chosen color for each document (blue for NEMO, gray for SI3 and green for TOP) will be
used throughout the manual for the links and in the chapter headings.
The list of authors (writers/editors/reviewers) for the version of the manual is given next to
the abstract, which is now included in the frontpage.
A link to an existing ORCID profile for the author precedes its name.
Few settings have been added to each definitions.tex in order to adjust the rendering of the cover page (vertical spaces above and below the title, a subtitle, the width for authors list and
abstract section)


  • header: chapter number and title for even pages, same infos for section otherwise
  • footer: name of the manual and page numbering with the total number of pages (reverse order between odd/even pages)

For the chapter heading, a new style 'Bjornstrup' from fncychap package is now use.


Split the section in two paragraphs for all manuals

  1. Common description with almost the same sentences only customized by the general infos of the model
  2. Specific part for the characteristics of the model


As announced, I have introduced some icons from academicons and fontawesome packages.
It required to switch from pdflatex to xelatex for the compilation and it prevents from now
the building of the whole document.
Also the PDF generated does not look nice due to the font

Work in progress…

1 edited


  • NEMO/trunk/doc/latex/SI3/main/foreword.tex

    r11181 r11433  
     1%% ================================================================ 
     2%% Abstract 
     3%% ================================================================ 
     5%% Common part between NEMO-SI3-TOP 
     6``Sea Ice Modelling Integrated Initiative'' (\SIcube) is the sea ice engine of 
     7the \NEMO\ ocean model (``Nucleus for European Modelling of the Ocean''). 
     8It is intended to be a flexible tool for studying the sea ice dynamics and thermodynamics, 
     9brine inclusions and subgrid-scale thickness variations (``white ocean''), 
     10as well as its interactions with the other components of the Earth climate system over 
     11a wide range of space and time scales. 
     12\SIcube\ is interfaced with the \NEMO\ ocean engine, and, 
     13via the \href{http://portal.enes.org/oasis}{OASIS} coupler, 
     14with several atmospheric general circulation models. 
     15It also supports two-way grid embedding by means of the \href{http://agrif.imag.fr}{AGRIF} software. 
     17%% Specific part 
     18Designed for global to regional applications up to $~$10 km of effective resolution, 
     19\SIcube\ is a curvilinear grid, finite-difference implementation of the classical AIDJEX model 
     20(Arctic Ice Dynamics Joint EXperiment), 
     21combining the conservation of momentum for viscous-plastic continuum, 
     22energy and salt-conserving halo-thermodynamics, 
     23an explicit representation of subgrid-scale ice thickness variations, snow and melt ponds. 
     24An option to switch back to the \textit{single-category} (or \textit{2-level}) framework provides 
     25a cheap sea ice modelling solution. 
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