## About the computational spectral grid

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rcxy
Posts: 31
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:28 pm
Location: Guangdong Ocean University

### About the computational spectral grid

Hi,
when i couple with swan model, the reslut has a warning in the print file.

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``````** Warning          : relative frequency resolution (df/f) deviates more
** Warning          : than 5% from 10%-resolution. This may be problematic
** Warning          : when quadruplets are approximated by means of DIA.``````
I check the swan user manual, it may be

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``````The computational spectral grid needs to be provided by the user. In frequency space,
it is simply dened by a minimum and a maximum frequency and the frequency resolution
which is proportional to the frequency itself (i.e. logarithmic, e.g., f = 0:1 f).
...``````
And in the code

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``````         GAMMA = EXP(ALOG(SHIG/SLOW)/REAL(MSC-1))                         40.31
IF (ABS(GAMMA-1.1).GT.0.055) THEN                                40.31
CALL MSGERR(1,                                                40.31
&           'relative frequency resolution (df/f) deviates more')    40.31
CALL MSGERR(1,                                                40.31
&           'than 5% from 10%-resolution. This may be problematic')  40.31
CALL MSGERR(1,                                                40.31
&           'when quadruplets are approximated by means of DIA.')    40.31
END IF ``````
However, i don't know how to solve the problem. pls help me!
Thank you!

Hilberthotel
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:39 pm
Location: University of Oldenburg - ICBM

### Re: About the computational spectral grid

Sorry, I know it's an very old question and surely you answered your question by yourself but for people like me who come across this warning and google for it here is the answer:
The problem is the grid resolution in frequency space. Look in the SWAN manual at the part about the CGRID command (around page 31): If you want ta get accurate DIA approximations set fhigh, flow and msc that
msc=log(fhigh/flow) / log(1- df/f )
with df/f=0.1 .