WIT Press


A Numerical Simulation Of Summer Circulation For Monterey Bay

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HY980261

Volume

26

Pages

9

Published

1998

Size

877 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

Le Ngoc Ly

Abstract

A three dimensional coastal ocean system for Monterey Bay (MOB) is de- veloped using numerical grid generation to study the summer circulation. The system is a primitive equation coastal ocean modeling system, which consists of a coastal ocean model, numerical grid generation routines, and a grid package which allows the model to be coupled to model grids. In this coastal ocean system, a curvilinear nearly-orthogonal (CNO) grid is used to enhance the model numerical solution. The MOB model has 28 sigma vertical levels, and the CNO coastline- following numerical grid has 131 x 131 grid points, which cover a domain of 150 km by 150 km. The model has horizontal resolutions of 200 m to 2 km, free surface dynamics, and realistic coastlines and bottom bathymetry. The model code is written for a multi-block grid, but a sin

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