[MITgcm-support] What is the unit of PH and PNH in the output files?
Martin.Losch at awi.de
Thu Nov 21 02:44:40 EST 2013
May I add that according to "available_diagnostics.log" (a useful list that you get when you turn on the diagnostics package):
XX |PHIHYD | XX | |SMR MR|m^2/s^2 |Hydrostatic Pressure Pot.(p/rho) Anomaly
Here, "Anomaly" means that the constant contribution of gravity*abs(RC) is missing from PH and PHL (diagnostics names are PHIHYD and PHIBOT). That's another reason, why the values of PH may appear low. So to get the full pressure you need to do this:
P = (PHIHYD + gravity*abs(RC))*rho_const
although the second contribution is dynamically not relevant.
On Nov 21, 2013, at 1:08 AM, Jody Klymak <jklymak at uvic.ca> wrote:
> 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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