Reproducible and relocatable regional ocean modelling: Fundamentals and practices

Polton, Jeff A. ORCID:; Harle, James; Holt, Jason ORCID:; Katavouta, Anna ORCID:; Partridge, Dale; Jardine, Jenny; Wakelin, Sarah ORCID:; Rulent, Julia; Wise, Anthony; Hutchinson, Katherine; Byrne, David; Bruciaferri, Diego; O'Dea, Enda; De Dominicis, Michela ORCID:; Mathiot, Pierre; Coward, Andrew ORCID:; Yool, Andrew ORCID:; Palmieri, Julien ORCID:; Lessin, Gennadi; Mayorga-Adame, Gabriela ORCID:; Le Guennec, Valerie; Arnold, Alex; Rousset, Clement. 2023 Reproducible and relocatable regional ocean modelling: Fundamentals and practices. Geoscientific Model Development.

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In response to an increasing demand for bespoke or tailored regional ocean modelling configurations, we outline fundamental principles and practices that can expedite the process to generate new configurations. The paper develops the principle of Reproducibility and advocates adherence by presenting benefits to the community and user. The elements to this principle are reproducible workflows and standardised assessment, with additional effort over existing working practices being balanced against the added value generated. The paper then decomposes the complex build process, for a new regional ocean configuration, into stages and presents guidance, advice and insight on each component. This advice is compiled from across the user community, is presented in the context of NEMOv4, though aims to transcend NEMO version. Detail and region specific worked examples are linked in companion repositories and DOIs. The aim is to broaden the user community skill base, and to accelerate development of new configurations in order to increase available time exploiting the configurations.

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ISSN: 1991959X
Date made live: 28 Mar 2023 11:23 +0 (UTC)

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