An OGCM with movable land-sea boundaries

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An ocean general circulation model (OGCM) with wetting and drying (WAD) capabilities removes the vertical-wall coastal assumption and allows simultaneous modeling of open-ocean currents and water run-up (and run-down) across movable land-sea boundaries. This paper implements and tests such a WAD scheme for the Princeton Ocean Model (POM) in its most general three-dimensional setting with stratification, bathymetry and forcing. The scheme can be easily exported to other OGCM's.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)176-195
Number of pages20
JournalOcean Modelling
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2006


  • Estuarine outflows
  • Inundations
  • Ocean general circulation model (OGCM)
  • Princeton ocean model (POM)
  • Tides
  • Tsunamis
  • Wetting and drying


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