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The purpose of this site is to give an easy access to the numerous and various documentations available around ARPEGE/ALADIN/AROME

  • specific documentation (grouped by topics)
  • specific presentations and full lectures given during training courses
  • other presentations (grouped by topics)
  • Newsletters
  • Some targered articles for Newcomers to ALADIN or New Phasers.

The home page of this site presents the last articles and news item published (in reverse chronological order). Many tools (on top and bottom menus) should made your reading easier :

"Site Map" : overview of all articles "Summary" : calendar of articles publication "Contact" : send a message to the administrator
the possibility of syndication for each section, sub-section, article
the "Search" engine based on a word indexing system : it is available in the header of all pages and it searches in sections or sub-sections, articles and also in the contents of the joined documents (.pdf, .ps, ...)

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format BUFR

Thursday 30 June 2022 by Frank Guillaume

spécifications du format BUFR

ObsConvert (Bator using EcCodes)

Friday 18 March 2022 by Frank Guillaume

You will find here some documents about ObsConvert and how to use/evaluate it

BATOR’s Changes and input files used

Wednesday 5 May 2021 by Frank Guillaume

1/ Since CY42 some changes have been made in BATOR :

  • ’ficdate’ file which describe timeslots is deprecated.
  • ’refdata’ files are replaced by ’batormap’ ones

2/ How to write a param_bator.cfg input file (from CY43)

3/ namelist entities used as input in Bator (in french only)

4/ how Bator does read OPERA radar files

FULL-POS users guide since cycle 46, updated 8 Oct. 2021

Friday 5 February 2021 by Patricia
FullPos is a powerful and sophisticated post-processing package. It is intended to be used for operation and research as well. FullPos can perform vertical interpolations, horizontal interpolations and spectral filtering. This manual, published in January 2021 and updated on 8 October 2021, (...)

General Fortran optimizations guide, Dec 2019

Wednesday 19 August 2020 by Patricia
This document from Ryad El Khatib is the support of a training course of Fortran High Performance omputing for scientists and developers. The purpose of this course is to let developers be aware of the performance traps when they code a piece of scientific software in Fortran. The expectation (...)

For an efficient assimilation of OPERA radar data, Feb. 2020

Friday 14 February 2020 by Patricia
This document describes the choices made at Météo France in order to efficiently assimilate OPERA radar data, using the metadata and the quality flags existing in the files available on the OIFS (OPERA Internet File System).

EPYGRAM tool (February 2020)

Monday 10 February 2020 by Patricia
The epygram library package is a set of Python classes and functions designed to handle meteorological fields in Python, as well as interfacing their storage in various usual (or not) data formats. The purpose of the library is to provide user-friendly interfaces to formats of data resources (...)

Turbulence diagnostic (Eddy Dissipation Rate), ARPEGE cy43, January 2020

Friday 10 January 2020 by Patricia
A new global turbulence forecast product for aeronautics Aeronautical turbulence is a major risk for this sector with dozen of millions of dollars for companies, and more than 7000 hours of sick leaves. Turbulence suffered by planes has multiple sources such as CAT (Clear Air Turbulence) which (...)

Diagnostics by Horizontal Domains : DDH (2019)

Tuesday 1 October 2019
Guide for users and developpers : Variables and budget equations, in horizontal mean ARPEGE, ALADIN and AROME models, new documentation available on October 1, 2019. The documentation presents the diagnostics on horizontal domains (DDH) developed initially for the variable mesh of ARPEGE, (...)

Code Training WW, 9-12 Sept 2019, Toulouse

Thursday 26 September 2019 by Patricia

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