[MITgcm-support] Crashes with EVP seaice

Pochini, Enrico epochini at inogs.it
Mon Jan 11 05:18:13 EST 2021

Some more info on this ..

I've written snapshots a few timesteps before the crash and discovered that
sea ice velocities explode at point i,j= (235,355) (see netcdf attached)
but instabilities in seaice velocities start to develop since iter 320486.



Il giorno gio 7 gen 2021 alle ore 15:50 Pochini, Enrico <epochini at inogs.it>
ha scritto:

> The attachment didn't get through
>  STDOUT.log
> <https://drive.google.com/file/d/1brDxfDiu35GlcTrkiqRYmpPT2LL0urqx/view?usp=drive_web>
> Il giorno gio 7 gen 2021 alle ore 15:47 Pochini, Enrico <epochini at inogs.it>
> ha scritto:
>> This is the log of the longer run.. 1900 is a fake initial date, the real
>> time is 21'000 years ago
>> Enrico
>> Il giorno gio 7 gen 2021 alle ore 15:33 Pochini, Enrico <
>> epochini at inogs.it> ha scritto:
>>> Dear community,
>>> I am trying to run a regional model with SHELFICE and SEAICE packages.
>>> However I'm still having problems with crashes while employing the EVP
>>> solver.
>>> The error I get is the general
>>>> ERROR STOP MOM_IMPLICIT_R: error when solving 3-Diag problem.
>>> and I only get it with the EVP; with the LSR solver the model runs fine
>>> for more years but the ice I get seems to be less realistic.
>>> I was able to run the model for just two years with EVP without crashes
>>> with the namelist files attached.
>>> To restart the model I have tried playing with OBCS_SEAICE options,
>>> sponge layer thickness and relaxation times and EVP alpha/beta parameters
>>> (from 10 to 600). I tried also disabling OB for seaice. I have 5km
>>> resolution, 300 seconds deltaT, vertical levels with min 10m thickness.
>>> Can you point me to some tests to fix this problem?
>>> How can I print debugging information in the STDOUT? In the
>>> SEAICE_OPTIONS.h I set #define SEAICE_DEBUG and have debugLevel>0 in "data"
>>> but it doesn't seem to work with EVP.
>>> Kind regards,
>>> Enrico
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