[MITgcm-support] pressure field from PHIHYD
mmazloff at ucsd.edu
Wed May 4 11:31:34 EDT 2016
See Montgomery potential section on page 35 of http://scor-int.org/Publications/Thermophysical_Manual_09Jan09.pdf <http://scor-int.org/Publications/Thermophysical_Manual_09Jan09.pdf>
Its not completely straightforward, however, so if you want to compare to an observational estimate you may want to generate P, where P = -g*rC + PHIHYD, and then copy the method used by the estimate you are trying to reproduce….
> On May 4, 2016, at 8:10 AM, Martha Buckley <marthabuckley at gmail.com> wrote:
> I want to plot pressure on a given isopynal, and to be comparable to other papers (particularly observational estimates), I want to plot the full pressure field (with the depth dependence). How do I do this using PHIHYD? I am using r* coordinates.
> Lets say for simplicity I have a profile of PHIHYD. Also rhoconst (constant density), RC (cell centered depths), and g (gravity).
> Is this correct? Or does a term involving SSH needed to be added back on too? I thought PHIHYD was the full dynamic part of hydrostatic pressure, but the manual indicates there is a surface term as well.
> Martha W. Buckley
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