[MITgcm-support] seaice anomalous advection in doubly periodic domain
ryan.abernathey at gmail.com
Thu Oct 29 12:58:33 EDT 2015
I think I remember Georgy Manucharyan encountered similar problems with sea
ice on tile boundaries.
I don't know too much about the details of the sea ice model. But I do know
that the sea ice viscous plastic rheology applies to the large-scale sea
ice field (>100 km scales) is is very likely completely inaccurate for the
1km scales you are trying to model. This is a serious limitation for
high-resolution ice-ocean modeling, and there is no obvious way around it
until a completely new type of floe-scale sea ice model can be developed.
That being said, there are lots of people on this list doing such modeling
(e.g. Dimitris). Maybe you can get some answers from them.
On Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 11:34 AM, Jean Mensa <jean.mensa at yale.edu> wrote:
> Hello list,
> I am trying to setup an idealized ocean simulation with sea ice using the
> SEAICE package. The domain is a doubly periodic box (400km by 200km) which
> I force with a semi-idealized ECMWF forcing. Forcing is periodic in time
> (and space) and seems to generate the expected seasonal cycle of ice
> thickness and concentration. Nevertheless there seems to be something wrong
> with the ice advection.
> 1 - ice velocities follow wind forcing for a while, and then, as ice
> starts growing (not sure if that is a coincidence), they stop being
> affected by wind forcing and transition to steady state as if purely driven
> by ice inertia. Ice moves at a reasonable speed, it just goes to steady
> state. I am not sure whether this is a numerical/physical problem or an
> consequence of the doubly periodic setup.
> 2 - ice growth shows anomalous growth at the boundaries of the
> partitioning tiles. This results in a distinguishable thickness anomaly.
> Currently I use the same advection scheme than for tracers, a 3-rd order
> flux-limiter (33), and the problem persists when switching to a smaller
> I am not sure whether the two problems are linked or not. The second one
> looks like a numerical issue but the first one could be due to my
> particular setup.
> Any idea on what's going on?
> It follows my data and data.seaice files,
> ############# DATA
> # Model parameters
> # Continuous equation parameters
> implicitViscosity = .TRUE.,
> implicitDiffusion = .TRUE.,
> # Elliptic solver parameters
> # Time stepping parameters
> forcing_In_AB = .FALSE.,
> pickupStrictlyMatch = .TRUE.,
> # Gridding parameters
> delZ=2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 10, 10, 10,
> 10, 20, 20, 20, 20, 20, 20, 20, 20, 20, 20, 20, 20, 20, 20, 20, 30, 50, 50,
> 50, 50, 50,
> # Input datasets
> ############# DATA.SEAICE
> SEAICEwriteState = .TRUE.,
> SEAICEuseFlooding = .TRUE.,
> SEAICE_EPS = 1.E-8,
> SEAICE_area_floor = 1.E-5,
> SEAICE_area_reg = 0.15,
> SEAICE_hice_reg = 0.10,
> IMAX_TICE = 6,
> SEAICE_availHeatFrac = 0.8,
> SEAICEuseDYNAMICS = .TRUE.,
> HeffFile = 'ice_thick_S.bin',
> AreaFile = 'ice_fract_S.bin',
> SEAICEadvScheme = 33,
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