A model simulation of circulation in the northeast Atlantic shelves and seas

Oey Lie-Yauw Oey, Chen Ping Chen

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Abstract

A three-dimensional, primitive-equation simulation of the circulation in the northeast Atlantic shelves and seas, defined by 51°-76°N latitudes and 20°W-22°E longitudes, has been conducted for the period February-March 1988. The simulation was initialized from a 585-day quasi-equilibrium calculation and included realistic meteorological forcing, inflows/outflows across the open boundaries, tides, coastal and Baltic discharges, and relaxation to wintertime climatology for model depths >500 m. The calculation is the first part of an overall effort to nest a high-resolution region for simulation of eddies and fronts in the Norwegian Coastal Current. This paper presents detailed simulation strategies and discusses results from the coarse-grid region to study the larger-scale model response induced by atmospheric forcing. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20,087-20,115
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research E: Planets
Volume97
Issue numberC12
StatePublished - 1992

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