[MITgcm-support] Evaporation in sea ice regions
Naughten, Kaitlin A.
kaight at bas.ac.uk
Tue Jul 23 05:51:02 EDT 2019
I am trying to calculate evaporation in my domain, which contains both sea ice and open ocean. I can't figure out what the EXFevap diagnostic represents in sea ice covered regions. Is it the evaporation which actually happens (i.e. considering the sea ice) or the evaporation which would have happened if there was no sea ice (based on the SST below the ice)?
Furthermore, is sublimation included in the evaporation fields, or is this completely separate? I see some sublimation diagnostics (SIfwSubl, SIacSubl, SIrsSubl) but am not sure if adding them to evaporation would be double-counting.
Dr Kaitlin Naughten
British Antarctic Survey
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