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#2064 (ice velocity issues in AGRIF sponge layer with LIM2 VP) – NEMO

Opened 6 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#2064 closed Defect (wontfix)

ice velocity issues in AGRIF sponge layer with LIM2 VP

Reported by: torgemartin Owned by: clem
Priority: low Milestone:
Component: AGRIF Version: v3.6
Severity: minor Keywords: v3.6



We found unusually high (order 101 to 102 greater than expected) sea ice drift velocities near coastal grid cells within the sponge layer of the AGRIF nested model. The false velocities are advected into the nest domain. As a consequence, thick ice formed (convergence downstream of ice flow) and ocean received too much momentum at these grid cells. The high velocities are not found in the base model. We use NEMO 3.6 with LIM2 and VP rheology.


Issue with interpolation of ice drift velocity from base model to nest domain. Problem does not occur when using EVP (C-grid), only in case of VP (B-grid).


Problem seems to be solved when applying the following change to agrif_lim2_interp.F90 (note, this is for key_lim2_vp):

In SUBROUTINE agrif_rhg_lim2_load the Agrif_specialValue must be set to -9999. before calling interp_u/v_ice.

<- Agrif_SpecialValue=0.
<- Agrif_UseSpecialValue = .FALSE.
-> ! Agrif_SpecialValue=0.
-> ! Agrif_UseSpecialValue = .FALSE.
-> Agrif_SpecialValue=-9999.
-> Agrif_UseSpecialValue = .TRUE.

B.t.w. this correction compares well to the EVP case.

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Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by torgemartin

  • Component changed from OPA to AGRIF

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by clevy

  • Owner set to clem
  • Status changed from new to assigned

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by jchanut

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

comment:4 Changed 2 years ago by nemo

  • Keywords v3.6 added
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