[MITgcm-support] The Net Heat Flux

Dimitris Menemenlis dmenemenlis at gmail.com
Tue May 30 13:01:55 EDT 2017

A very useful description of surface forcing MITgcm diagnostics is here:
http://wwwcvs.mitgcm.org/viewvc/MITgcm/MITgcm/doc/diags_changes.txt <http://wwwcvs.mitgcm.org/viewvc/MITgcm/MITgcm/doc/diags_changes.txt>

> On May 29, 2017, at 2:01 PM, smaeilpour <saeid_gal at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> for calculating The net heat flux at the ocean-atmosphere interface, which two equations below are correct?
> (1) QNet=Qshortwave-Qlongwave-Qlaten-Qsensible
> (2) QNet=Qshortwave+Qlongwave+Qlaten+Qsensible
> because references have mentioned both of them.
> the values of my data flux into all Q are either negative or positive. should i have to add them as Algebraic sum [as (1) equation]? or i have to subtract them from each other [as (2) equation]? 
> Thank you in advance for any help.
> cheers,
> saeid

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