[CIG-MC] Dynamic topography in CitcomCU

Thorsten Becker thorstinski at gmail.com
Fri Feb 10 11:18:23 PST 2012

Yep, that should work.

On Friday, February 10, 2012 03:19:34 Victor Sacek wrote:
> Dear Mantle Convection Community
> My name is Victor Sacek. I am a Post-Doc student in Geophysics in the
> Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil.
> I am very interested in using the CitcomCU software in my research.
> I have one question about this software:
> In the output file *.th_t.* related to the dynamic topography, is the first
> column the non-dimensional surface traction?
> Therefore, is it correct to say that to obtain the dynamic topography w, I
> need to make the following calculation
> (rho_m - rho_infill) g w = (visc_ref kappa0 S')/h0^2
> where visc_ref is the reference viscosity, kappa0 the diffusivity, S' the
> non-dimensional surface traction and h0 the characteristic length
> (thickness of the fluid)?
> Thank you for your attention
> Victor Sacek

Thorsten Becker  - University of Southern California

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