[MITgcm-support] Boussinesq equations ?

Nicolas Grisouard nicolas.grisouard at hmg.inpg.fr
Tue Oct 23 09:13:53 EDT 2007


I have been reproducing laboratory experiments with the mitgcm for a few 
months and it works pretty well but despite my efforts, a question remains:

Do I solve Boussinesq equations?

I thought that the answer was yes until I read that the code could go 
beyond this approximation. As the stratification is the most important 
physical parameter in the process at stake (internal gravity waves), it 
is pretty interesting for me to know this.

Thank you in advance for those who have the answer, or who know 
documents on this topic.

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