Potential temperature in the Labrador sea

This example shows the results after the integration of AGRIF in an ocean model for the simulation of circulation in the Labrador sea. The coarse grid covers the whole North Atlantic ocean and has a resolution of 1/3 degree. A grid refinement is done in the Labrador sea with a refinement factor of 5.
The horizontal turbulence is then better represented and the problems of too deep convection appearing in models of low resolution are limited. The following movie shows the evolution of the potential temperature.
The ocean model is OPA (Océan Parallélisé), developed at LOCEAN. Simulations have been made by Jérome Chanut (LEGI/CNRS Grenoble France).