Fields with status INPUT in the namcouple will, at runtime, simply be read in from a NetCDF input file by the target model below the oasis_get call, at appropriate times corresponding to the input period indicated by the user in the namcouple.
The name of the file must be the one given on the field first configuring line in the namcouple (see section 3.3.3). There must be one input file per INPUT field, containing a time sequence of the field in a single or double precision REAL array named with the same field symbolic name as in the namcouple and dimensioned (nx,ny,time). The time variable has to be an array time(time) expressed in “seconds since beginning of run” (or any other time units as long as the same are used in all components and in the namcouple) . The “time” dimension has to be the unlimited dimension.