Articles | Volume 14, issue 10
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 6445–6466, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-6445-2021
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 6445–6466, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-6445-2021

Methods for assessment of models 25 Oct 2021

Methods for assessment of models | 25 Oct 2021

The interpretation of temperature and salinity variables in numerical ocean model output and the calculation of heat fluxes and heat content

Trevor J. McDougall et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2020-426', Remi Tailleux, 16 Feb 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Trevor McDougall, 24 Apr 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2020-426', Baylor Fox-Kemper, 25 Feb 2021
    • RC3: 'Further clarification...', Baylor Fox-Kemper, 25 Feb 2021
  • RC4: 'Further comment on gmd-2020-426', Remi Tailleux, 28 Feb 2021
    • RC5: 'Reply on RC4', Baylor Fox-Kemper, 01 Mar 2021
      • RC6: 'Reply on RC5', Remi Tailleux, 01 Mar 2021
        • RC7: 'Reply on RC6', Baylor Fox-Kemper, 01 Mar 2021
          • RC8: 'Reply on RC7', Baylor Fox-Kemper, 01 Mar 2021
  • AC2: 'Comment on gmd-2020-426', Trevor McDougall, 24 Apr 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Trevor McDougall on behalf of the Authors (06 May 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (01 Jun 2021) by Robert Marsh
RR by Baylor Fox-Kemper (17 Jun 2021)
RR by Remi Tailleux (22 Aug 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (22 Jul 2021) by Robert Marsh
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (30 Aug 2021) by Robert Marsh
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (20 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes
ED: Publish as is (20 Sep 2021) by Robert Marsh
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Short summary
We show that the way that the air–sea heat flux is treated in ocean models means that the model's temperature variable should be interpreted as being Conservative Temperature, irrespective of whether the equation of state used in an ocean model is EOS-80 or TEOS-10.