[MITgcm-support] How does the ALLOW_ADDFLUID option work?‏

Angela Marie Zalucha azalucha at MIT.EDU
Fri Sep 9 15:11:25 EDT 2011

The basics of adding a fluid source/sink are:


in set_defualts.h, set selectAddFluid = 1

then the dynamic variable addMass controls fluid sources and sinks in the 
fluid domain (units are kg/s) and you should set it according to your 
particular problem.


On Fri, 9 Sep 2011, Krishnakumar Rajagopalan wrote:

> Hi Diego,
> We could not find any documentation on this option.  So we searched with grep "ALLOW_ADDFLUID" *.F and *.h and read the source code.   We had a source, sink pair of  equal strength inside the water column.
> Thanks
> Krishnakumar
> --- On Fri, 9/9/11, diego bruciaferri <diebr81 at hotmail.it> wrote:
> From: diego bruciaferri <diebr81 at hotmail.it>
> Subject: [MITgcm-support] How does the ALLOW_ADDFLUID option work?‏
> To: mitgcm-support at mitgcm.org
> Date: Friday, September 9, 2011, 3:27 PM
> Hi Mitgcmers,
> I'm graduating at Univpm (Ancona, Italy) University in Marine and
> Oceanographic Biological Sciences and, for my thesis, I'm trying to use
> the Mitgcm model to study the behavior of a cold chlorinated sinking
> marine water's source from a LNG Terminal.
> Reading the Manual and some mails in Mitgcm-support archives I've seen
> the possibility to use the option ADDFLUID to add a marine water sinking
> source internal to the model domain (open water) and below the sea
> surface, but I didn't find any documentation about how to use this
> option.
> Do you think the ADD_FLUID option is what I need and where can I find
> any detailed documentation?
> Thank you in advance.
> Best regards,
> Diego
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