A nested-grid ocean model: with application to the simulation of meanders and eddies in the Norwegian Coastal Current

Oey Lie-Yauw Oey, Chen Ping Chen

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Abstract

A two-way interactive, nested-grid, primitive-equation model is developed here for coastal ocean applications. To demonstrate its robustness, the model is applied in a February/March 1988 real-time simulation of meanders and eddies in the Norwegian Coastal Current, initialized from a 585 days' quasi-equilibrium calculation. The simulation includes meteorological forcings, inflows/outflows across the open boundaries (inflow of the North Atlantic warm water in particular), tides, coastal and Baltic discharges, and wintertime hydrography for depths >500 m. From March 20 to 31, the development of a meander between the Froya and the Halten Banks is simulated. The timing and location of the meander agree well with observed hydrography. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20,063-20,086
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research E: Planets
Volume97
Issue numberC12
StatePublished - 1992

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