[MITgcm-support] What is the unit of PH and PNH in the output files?

Jody Klymak jklymak at uvic.ca
Wed Nov 20 19:08:43 EST 2013

Hi Par,

Its P/rhoconst, to the units are m^2/s^2.

Cheers,   Jody

On Nov 20, 2013, at  13:01 PM, Pär Jansson <jansson.par at telia.com> wrote:

> Hi there!
> Sorry for asking such a trivial question, but I've scoured the manual, the online documentation and the support mails.
> Nowhere did i find the answer to my question;
> What are the units of the pressure (PH and PNH) in the output fields from the model?
> I'm trying to evaluate the energy flux contents in internal waves etc. for my masters' thesis and 
> was assuming the output would be SI-units. That would mean Pascal (N/m^2), but they seem too small.
> In the variable list, some variables has the pressure in db and some are in Pascal. So I'm still confused...
> Best regards!
> /Pär Jansson
> University of Gothenburg
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