Section: New Software and Platforms


Adaptive Grid Refinement In Fortran

Keyword: Mesh refinement

Scientific Description: AGRIF is a Fortran 90 package for the integration of full adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) features within a multidimensional finite difference model written in Fortran. Its main objective is to simplify the integration of AMR potentialities within an existing model with minimal changes. Capabilities of this package include the management of an arbitrary number of grids, horizontal and/or vertical refinements, dynamic regridding, parallelization of the grids interactions on distributed memory computers. AGRIF requires the model to be discretized on a structured grid, like it is typically done in ocean or atmosphere modelling.

News Of The Year: In 2017, the multiresolution capabilities of the AGRIF software have been extended to be able to treat a much larger number of grids. In particular, the load balancing algorithms have been greatly improved.