[MITgcm-support] Diagnosing OBCS heat contribution

Chris Horvat horvat at fas.harvard.edu
Thu Nov 14 16:13:11 EST 2013

Hi all,

I'm wondering if anyone has tackled the problem of computing or diagnosing
the contribution that open boundaries have to a run's temperature budget.
Since they override the temperature, there's some artificial heat flux
caused by the OBCS.

At present I've been diagnosing it by computing the difference between the
surface heat flux and the implied heat flux by changes in the total
temperature of the model, but this is cludgy and post-model-run. Are there
any smarter ways to do this?

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