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Using AGRIF for embedded zooms in NEMO

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AGRIF (Adapative Grid Refinement In Fortran) is a library that allows the seamless refinement of rectangular regions in NEMO. Activating AGRIF requires the cpp key "key_agrif" to be defined at compilation time. Although this is transparent to users, the way the code is processed during compilation is different from the standard case: a preprocessing stage (the so called "conv" program) translates the actual code so that saved arrays may be be switched in memory space from one domain to an other. An additional text file "" is also required at run time. This is where the grid hierarchy is defined. An example of such a file, here taken from the VORTEX test case, is given below:

19 38 19 38 3 3 3

The first line indicates the number of zooms (1). The second line contains the starting and ending indexes in both directions on the root grid (19 38 19 38) followed by the space and time refinement factors (3 3 3). The last line is the number of child grid nested in the refined region (0). A more complex example with telescoping grids can be found in the AGRIF_DEMO reference configuration directory (NEMO 4.0 only).

Main features of AGRIF in NEMO, what can be done:

To be completed

Available in the 3_6 revision of NEMO

To be completed

AGRIF demonstrator in reference configuration

Available in the forthcoming 4.0

To be completed

In addition to the reference configurations in the 3_6 release, the 4.0 beta release is now available? and includes new configurations and test cases with AGRIF, see below:

New reference configurations with AGRIF

  • AGRIF_DEMO to be described

To be completed

New tests cases demonstrating some major features of AGRIF with NEMO:

To be completed

AGRIF in NEMO documentation

To be completed

  • general
  • How to set up a new configuration
  • ...

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