- compass.ocean.vertical.zlevel.init_z_level_vertical_coord(config, ds)¶
Create a z-level vertical coordinate based on the config options in the
vertical_gridsection and the
sshvariables of the mesh data set.
The following new variables will be added to the data set:
minLevelCell- the index of the top valid layer
maxLevelCell- the index of the bottom valid layer
cellMask- a mask of where cells are valid
layerThickness- the thickness of each layer
restingThickness- the thickness of each layer stretched as if
ssh = 0
zMid- the elevation of the midpoint of each layer
So far, all supported coordinates make use of a 1D reference vertical grid. The following variables associated with that field are also added to the mesh:
refTopDepth- the positive-down depth of the top of each ref. level
refZMid- the positive-down depth of the middle of each ref. level
refBottomDepth- the positive-down depth of the bottom of each ref. level
refInterfaces- the positive-down depth of the interfaces between ref. levels (with
nVertLevels+ 1 elements).
vertCoordMovementWeights- the weights (all ones) for coordinate movement
There is considerable redundancy between these variables but each is sometimes convenient.