Vertical coordinate nomenclature

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Vertical coordinate nomenclature

#1 Post by Diego_Pereiro » Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:09 pm

Dear users,

Could you please let me know what's the difference between "S-coordinate" and "σ-coordinate"? It looks to me that both terms are used rather interchangeably in the literature. Perhaps they are used to highlight the difference between rigid-lid and free-surface ocean models, aren't they?

Could you please clarify this point?

Thank you in advance

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Re: Vertical coordinate nomenclature

#2 Post by jcwarner » Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:19 pm

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