[aspect-devel] Non-dimensional temperature question
Eric Heien
emheien at ucdavis.edu
Mon Mar 24 16:50:39 PDT 2014
I have a question about how non-dimensional temperature is computed in postprocess/temperature_statistics.cc. It seems the current non-dimensional temperature is calculated as:
T_nondim = (T_mean)/(T_max - T_min)
However, suppose T_max = 4273, T_min = 973 and T_mean = 3800 (we have a hot mantle). Then the non-dimensional temperature would be
T_nondim = 3800/(4273-973) = 1.15
which seems to be outside the normal non-dimensional bounds of [0,1]. Wouldn’t the correct equation be
T_nondim = (T_mean - T_min)/(T_max - T_min)
in which case T_nondim would be 0.86. Or am I misunderstanding something?
Thanks,
-Eric
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