[MITgcm-support] WTHMASS vs WVELTH

Ivana Cerovecki icerovecki at ucsd.edu
Fri Mar 9 21:58:42 EST 2018

Hi guys (and girls),

I am analyzing output of a model run with a linear free surface,
for which WVELTH was saved, but WTHMASS was not saved.
What is exactly the difference between WVELTH and WTHMASS,
can I use WVELTH to obtain surface correction and if so, how can I do that?

Can I use WVELTH instead of WTHMASS, the way it is described in
a document that is attached? Or I just define the surface flux to
flux(:,:,1)=WVELTH(:,:,1).*RAC  ?
Any help is highly appreciated!

Thank you very much,


WTHMASS [image: $ m-deg/sec$] Nr
Vertical Mass-Weight Transp of Pot Temp
WVELTH [image: $ m-deg/sec$] Nr
Vertical Transp of Pot Temp
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