WIT Press


Application Of POM And ID OR Hydrodynamic Models In The Nearshore Areas Of North Crete

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HY940112

Volume

8

Pages

8

Published

1994

Size

536 kb

Author(s)

I.K. Tsanis, H. Shen, C. Donnas & A. Eleftheriou

Abstract

Application of POM and ID OR hydrodynamic models in the nearshore areas of North Crete I.K. Tsanis," H. Shen,° C. Donnas/ A. EleftheiW * Department of Civil Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada L8S 4L7 >> Institute of Marine Biology of Crete, Iraklion, Crete, Greece ABSTRACT The two dimensional hydrodynamic components (external mode) of the Princeton oceanic model (POM) and the hydrodynamic model IDOR are applied to the nearshore areas of North Crete to describe the wind-induced depth-averaged currents and transports under different environmental conditions. Model runs were carried out for different directions at different wind speeds. Simulation results indicate that POM does not perform as well as IDOR in cases of very steep bottom topography. The difference is attributed to the formulation of the governing equations in terms of velocity (POM) and water transport (IDOR). INTRODUCTION The Princeton oceanic model (POM) (Blumberg & Mellor, 1987) and the hydrodyna

Keywords