The following sub-grid scale parameterizations generally yield fluxes that act in the vertical direction, with no lateral components resolved by the model.
- K-profile parameterization (KPP)
Provided by module MOM_KPP, uses the CVmix implementation of KPP.
- Energetic Planetary Boundary Layer (ePBL)
A energetically constrained boundary layer scheme following . Implemented in MOM_energetic_PBL.
- Bulk mixed layer (BML)
A 2-layer bulk mixed layer used in pure-isopycnal model. Implemented in MOM_bulk_mixed_layer.
Vertical viscosity is implemented in MOM_vert_frict and coefficient computed in MOM_set_viscosity, although contributions to viscosity from other parameterizations are calculated in those respective modules (e.g. MOM_kappa_shear, MOM_KPP, MOM_energetic_PBL).
Vertical diffusion of scalars is implemented in MOM_diabatic_driver although contributions to diffusion from other parameterizations are calculated in those respective modules (e.g. MOM_kappa_shear, MOM_KPP, MOM_energetic_PBL).
Ocean color is prescribed or dynamically calculated in converted into optical properties in MOM_opacity.
- Short-wave absorption
Optical properties from MOM_opacity are used to calculate the convergence of shortwave radiation penetrating from the upper surface in MOM_shortwave_abs.
Geothermal heat fluxes are implemented in MOM_geothermal.
Isopycnal-mode entrainment and diapycnal diffusion¶
Diapycnal diffusion in a layered isopycnal mode following , is implemented in MOM_entrain_diffuse.