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Softwares for data assimilation


Ensemble Kalman Filter, implemented on a front propagation simulator and sequentially assimilating front positions observed for correct input parameters (surface winds, vegetal fuel) and state (position of the front) model.

Further details: http://firefly.cerfacs.fr/ ; Contact at CERFACS: Mélanie Rochoux, Sophie Ricci


The DAMP platform (Data Assimilation with MASCARET) is dedicated to flood forecasting. It is based on solving equations river hydraulics (St. Venant equations) within the one-dimensional code MASCARET (developed by EDF and CEREMA). The implementation is done through dynamic coupling software OpenPALM that allows communication between the code and the calculation algorithm of the Kalman Filter assimilation by optimally managing  computing resources. Sequential assimilation of observed data in-situ water height corrects the errors on the friction coefficients,  hydrological and hydraulic inflow (height and flow rate) and thus improve the quality of short and medium forecast words (from several hours to 24 hours depending on the dynamics of watersheds). To date, DAMP is operationaly used at SPC at SAMA (Seine Marne Upstream Upstream) and is being implemented at a wider use SCHAPI to other basins.

Further details: http://damp.cerfacs.fr/ ; Contact at CERFACS : Sophie Ricci, Mélanie Rochoux


Cerfacs’ kraken configuration upgrade to more than 500 Tflop/s

superadmin |  2 October 2019

64 skylake nodes have been added to Cerfacs' cluster Kraken which offer now more than 7 000 skylake cores and 563 peak Tflop/s.Read more

67 climate modelling groups use OASIS3-MCT to assemble more than 80 coupled applications

superadmin |  10 September 2019

OASIS3-MCT is a coupler of codes developed at Cerfacs and used around the world, mainly for climate modelling applications. Our last survey confirms that OASIS3-MCT is used by 67 modelling groups to assemble more than 80 different coupled applications over the 5 continents. These applications include global or regional configurations of ocean and atmosphere models but also sea ice, sea level, wave, ocean biogeochemistry, land, vegetation, river routing, hydrological and atmospheric chemistry models. OASIS3-MCT is used in 5 of the 7 European Earth System Models participating to the 6th Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP6) that produces the climate simulations forming the basis of the next report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)”Read more