[Fwd: RE: [MITgcm-support] grid-scale noise in 1/4-deg model]

Alistair Adcroft adcroft at MIT.EDU
Wed Dec 3 13:35:19 EST 2003

Yes, you need 
in either CPP_OPTIONS.h or MOM_FLUXFORM_OPTIONS.h (if you use the former you
don't need it in GAD_OPTIONS.h). Better use CPP_OPTIONS.h so it's all in one

Then my guess is you can push up viscA4 to around 1.E12 which should solve
you problems.
I think 2.E12 will be beyond the edge of stability and you might find 5.E11
to be sufficient but as I said before, find the upper limit before choosing.

We will write a Smagorinsky scheme so that these issues are more easily
sorted out. Useful for the cube too.

Dr Alistair Adcroft            http://www.mit.edu/~adcroft
MIT Climate Modeling Initiative        tel: (617) 253-5938
EAPS 54-1523,  77 Massachusetts Ave,  Cambridge,  MA,  USA

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[mailto:mitgcm-support-bounces at mitgcm.org] On Behalf Of Dimitris Menemenlis
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Subject: RE: [Fwd: RE: [MITgcm-support] grid-scale noise in 1/4-deg model]

>> The ones in GAD_OPTIONS.h only affect diffusivity. What about

Oops.  We did not set these flags in CPP_OPTIONS.h and

Does this mean we should be able to crank up biharmonic diffusion if we set
these flags there?

>> Do you mean tests for the 1/4 degree?

Yes, are there things we can try to get rid of grid-scale noise in 1/4-deg


Dimitris Menemenlis <menemenlis at jpl.nasa.gov>
Jet Propulsion Lab, California Insitute of Technology
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