Articles | Volume 13, issue 12
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 5935–5957, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-5935-2020
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 5935–5957, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-5935-2020

Development and technical paper 01 Dec 2020

Development and technical paper | 01 Dec 2020

Numerical integrators for Lagrangian oceanography

Tor Nordam and Rodrigo Duran

Model code and software

ODE integrators for Lagrangian particles Tor Nordam https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4041979

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Short summary
In applied oceanography, a common task is to calculate the trajectory of objects floating at the sea surface or submerged in the water. We have investigated different numerical methods for doing such calculations and discuss the benefits and challenges of some common methods. We then propose a small change to some common methods that make them more efficient for this particular application. This will allow researchers to obtain more accurate answers with fewer computer resources.