Articles | Volume 16, issue 18
Development and technical paper
19 Sep 2023
Development and technical paper |  | 19 Sep 2023

A comparison of Eulerian and Lagrangian methods for vertical particle transport in the water column

Tor Nordam, Ruben Kristiansen, Raymond Nepstad, Erik van Sebille, and Andy M. Booth


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2023-49', Anonymous Referee #1, 23 May 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Tor Nordam, 24 May 2023
      • RC3: 'Reply on AC1', Anonymous Referee #1, 24 May 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2023-49', Alethea Mountford, 23 May 2023
  • AC2: 'Response to both reviewers', Tor Nordam, 29 Jun 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Tor Nordam on behalf of the Authors (19 Jul 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (21 Jul 2023) by Sylwester Arabas
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (28 Jul 2023)
ED: Publish as is (04 Aug 2023) by Sylwester Arabas
AR by Tor Nordam on behalf of the Authors (13 Aug 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
We describe and compare two common methods, Eulerian and Lagrangian models, used to simulate the vertical transport of material in the ocean. They both solve the same transport problems but use different approaches for representing the underlying equations on the computer. The main focus of our study is on the numerical accuracy of the two approaches. Our results should be useful for other researchers creating or using these types of transport models.