How to begin with SURFEX ?

Get the code

  • The code is available in the code download section. This section offers download of the main versions.
  • If you plan to work on model development, cooperate with a developer, or need access to version in development, you may want to access the code on the code repository, see here.

Install, compile and first runs

Go to the user’s guide, where theses steps are described.

Consult the documentation :

The most useful parts for beginners are :

Download of physiography, orography databases

Search engine

Use the search engine of the site (upper right) to find description of a namelist (e.g.NAM_DATA_ISBA), a variable,... . Each namelist is presented as an array, with description below.