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Aquaplanets with slab ocean (by Brian Medeiros 2013)

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Aquaplanets with slab ocean (by Brian Medeiros 2013)



i'm working on an Aquaplanet with slab ocean, and i'm following the instructions of Madeiros (

Everything has been well documented until i started to work with the inputdata related to qfluxes, SST and depth ocean.


That file (tipically for D and E compset, named as has those variables, but normally that information is written for a different grid... i mean, for a grid different to f19_f19, which one is used in the Madeiros's Instructions.


May i create the file, using the same grid size of other input files that have been changed (particularly,

Is there someone else who create this file?




This is an old question, but I wanted to let people know that the released CESM2 has a standard aquaplanet with slab-ocean. It can be run using the compsets called:


where the number indicates the CAM physics version. 


The files that are needed for the slab-ocean file are a domain file and a forcing file. Examples can be seen in the CESM inputdata:

forcing: /glade/p/cesmdata/cseg/inputdata/ocn/docn7/SOM/

domain: /glade/p/cesmdata/cseg/inputdata/share/domains/

But specifying the domain file is no longer necessary in CESM2 if running the compsets listed above.

Brian Medeiros
Project Scientist

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