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OPA 8.1 Tracer Model reference manual

OPA 8.1 Tracer Model reference manual
OPA 8.1 Tracer Model reference manual
The tracer transport model implemented in OPA deals with passive tracers, which are transported by but do not affect ocean circulation. These contrast with active tracers such as temperature and salinity that feedback on ocean dynamics. The tracer transport model computes the evolution of passive tracers either “on-line” along with the dynamics, or “off-line“ using fields of advection and diffusion that have been previously calculated and stored to disk. Passive tracers in the ocean are typically biogeochemical, biological or radioactive. They are transported by the oceanic circulation, but they may in nature also degrade or interact with one another. Typically, the associated "Source-Minus-Sink" (SMS) terms are also included in the transport equation and depend upon the application.
Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace (IPSL)
Foujols, M-A.
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Foujols, M-A., Lévy, M., Aumont, O. and Madec, G. (2000) OPA 8.1 Tracer Model reference manual (Note du Pole de Modélisation) France. Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace (IPSL) 45pp.

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The tracer transport model implemented in OPA deals with passive tracers, which are transported by but do not affect ocean circulation. These contrast with active tracers such as temperature and salinity that feedback on ocean dynamics. The tracer transport model computes the evolution of passive tracers either “on-line” along with the dynamics, or “off-line“ using fields of advection and diffusion that have been previously calculated and stored to disk. Passive tracers in the ocean are typically biogeochemical, biological or radioactive. They are transported by the oceanic circulation, but they may in nature also degrade or interact with one another. Typically, the associated "Source-Minus-Sink" (SMS) terms are also included in the transport equation and depend upon the application.

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Published date: 2000

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Author: M-A. Foujols
Author: M. Lévy
Author: O. Aumont
Author: G. Madec

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