Other new features

Generalized Sponge regions for relaxing back to (T,S) at all depths and, optionally, to a barotropic stream function obtained from a larger domain run. The utility, mask2full, in the NEW directory can be used for easily adding sponges to your model geometry by expanding your Grid_mask specification into an easy-to-edit file.

Generalized Relax regions for relaxing back to surface data instead of using AML. See comments about mask2full , above.

Maintaining uniform Latitude/Longitude aspect ratio (Y_stretch_type = 2)

Saving individual terms in momentum balance equations for later analysis

Shifting the poles of the spherical coordinates

Bottom friction,