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On the application of no-slip lateral boundary conditions to ‘coarsely’ resolved ocean models

Authors
Journal
Ocean Modelling
1463-5003
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
39
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2011.05.002
Keywords
  • Ocean Modeling
  • Boundary Conditions

Abstract

Abstract The problem of no-slip boundary conditions as they apply to ocean models is revisited. It is argued that the setting is consistent with classical Law of the Wall theory. The rendering of no-slip boundary conditions is thus modified importantly from typical practice in ocean models. The proposed boundary condition formulation is implemented in the MITgcm. Comparisons with classically formulated free-slip and no-slip cases shows the results are somewhat between the two cases, but generally closer to free-slip.

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