Block Structured mesh refinement in the CROCO ocean model

Laurent Debreu 1
1 AIRSEA - Mathematics and computing applied to oceanic and atmospheric flows
Grenoble INP - Institut polytechnique de Grenoble - Grenoble Institute of Technology, UGA - Université Grenoble Alpes, LJK - Laboratoire Jean Kuntzmann, Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes
Abstract : CROCO (Coastal and Regional Ocean Community model [1]) is a new oceanic modeling system built upon ROMS_AGRIFand the non-hydrostatic kernel of SNH, gradually including algorithms from MARS3D (sediments)and HYCOM (vertical coordinates).An important objective of CROCO is to provide the possibility of running truly multiresolution simulations.Our previous work on structured mesh refinement [2] allowed us to run two-way nesting with the following major features:conservation, spatial and temporal refinement, coupling at the barotropic level.In this presentation, we will expose the current developments in CROCO towards multiresolution simulations: connection between neighboring grids at the same level of resolution and load balancing on parallel computers.Results of preliminary experiments will be given both on an idealized test case and on a realistic simulation of the Bay of Biscay with high resolution along the coast.Refs:[1] : CROCO : http://www.croco-ocean.org[2] : Debreu, L., P. Marchesiello, P. Penven, and G. Cambon, 2012: Two-way nesting in split-explicit ocean models: algorithms,implementation and validation. Ocean Modelling, 49-50, 1-21.
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Laurent Debreu. Block Structured mesh refinement in the CROCO ocean model. American Geophysical Union, Fall General Assembly 2016, Dec 2016, San Francisco, United States. ⟨hal-01691265⟩

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