Welcome to the official site for standalone MESH. Our goal is to help researchers focus their efforts on the physics of the model rather than the programming details necessary to setup and run the model.
To acheive this goal, we will be continue to develop the model driver, "from scratch" examples, and associated documentation. We will be building on the excellent foundation provided by our colleagues at the University of Waterloo, Environment Canada and various universities across the country. Our hope is that you will contribute to the development of this community model as you learn about its strengths and weaknesses, and build your own tools to assist in your research studies.
The Hydrometeorology and Arctic Laboratory of Environment Canada in Saskatoon, along with funds secured from the IPY, IP3 and DRI projects, hired a small team of computer science, software engineering and mathematically minded students (Diane Holman, Robin Wilson, Andy Salisbury, Craig Thompson, and Cody Fong) to help with model development. Over the summer of 2008, we released several versions of standalone MESH with each release containing improved functionality, documentation and examples. In 2009, we continued to develop the model and improve the documentation. We also held a MESH modelling workshop in Waterloo in March, 2009.
In 2010, we will again be hiring a team of computer science and engineering students to continue to improve the model driver, example basins and documentation. There will also be an increased focus on improving the process we undertake to produce future releases. This process improvement will include a more rigorous and consistent testing procedure and pre-release sign-off by a MESH science and management committee.
Some of you may have particular needs due to your specific research interests. If this is the case, please contact Bruce Davison.