[MITgcm-support] MITgcm within a small lagoon

Menemenlis, Dimitris (3248) Dimitris.Menemenlis at jpl.nasa.gov
Tue Jul 3 07:07:12 EDT 2012

Hi Massimo, again I hope that other folks that are better able to answer your questions and with specific references will pitch in.

I have no experience with the modeling of lagoons, but the dimensions of your domain should not be an issue.
With colleagues at University of California, Irvine, and at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, we are using the MITgcm to model flow in an aquarium that's 30 x 60 cm in dimensions.
We are also starting to experiment with tidal forcing of a small regional domain.
And we are certainly not the first to use MITgcm for this kind of applications.
So please continue to work with MITgcm and do send questions about any specific problems you may have with MITgcm to this list, and hopefully someone will be able to help you resolve your problem and move forward with your research.

Best regards

Dimitris Menemenlis

On Jul 3, 2012, at 6:26 AM, massimo novello wrote:

I´m developing the MITgcm in Brazil within Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, a small Rio de Janeiro lagoon (2km^2 area and 5m maximum depth).

Following Dimitris Menemenlis advice, I used exp4 as a start point, and changed the bathymetry, forcing and initial conditions files. At the moment I´m using only wind forcing.

For curiosity I searched for some previous implementations of MITgcm in small areas and for my surprise I didn´t find anything. Does anyone knows about previous similar studies or if MITgcm is not very useful for this kind of implementation?

Thanks for any advice,

Massimo Emilio Novello
UERJ - Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro
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