A large-scale atmospheric chemistry-transport model for massively parallel architectures

Abstract : We present in this thesis the development of a large-scale bidimensional atmospheric transport scheme designed for parallel architectures with scalability in mind. The current version, named Pangolin, contains a bi-dimensional advection and a simple linear chemistry scheme for stratospheric ozone and will serve as a basis for a future CTM. For mass-preservation, a van Leer finite-volume scheme was chosen for advection and extended to 2D with operator splitting. To ensure mass preservation, winds are corrected in a preprocessing step. We aim at addressing the "pole issue" of the traditional regular latitude-longitude by presenting a new quasi-area-preserving grid mapping the sphere uniformly. The parallelization of the model is based on the advection operator and a custom domain-decomposition algorithm is presented here to attain load-balancing in a message-passing context. To run efficiently on current and future parallel architectures, algebraic features of the grid are exploited in the advection scheme and parallelization algorithm to favor the cheaper costs of flops versus data movement. The model is validated on algebraic test cases and compared to other state-of-the-art schemes using a recent benchmark. Pangolin is also compared to the CTM of Météo-France, MOCAGE, using a linear ozone scheme and isentropic coordinates.
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Alexis Praga. A large-scale atmospheric chemistry-transport model for massively parallel architectures. Computer Science [cs]. Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier, 2015. English. ⟨tel-01178394⟩

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