Articles | Volume 17, issue 1
Development and technical paper
16 Jan 2024
Development and technical paper |  | 16 Jan 2024

Truly conserving with conservative remapping methods

Karl E. Taylor

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Remapping gridded data in a way that preserves the conservative properties of the climate system can be essential in coupling model components and for accurate assessment of the system’s energy and mass constituents. Remapping packages capable of handling a wide variety of grids can, for some common grids, calculate remapping weights that are somewhat inaccurate. Correcting for these errors, guidelines are provided to ensure conservation when the weights are used in practice.