A Three-dimensional Tidal Model Of The Great Australian Bight Using A New Coastal Boundary Procedure
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B.J. Noye & K. Matthews
A three-dimensional tidal model using finite differences, spherical coordin- ates and an oblique piece wise-linear coastal boundary representation is ap- plied to the Great Australian Bight. The Bight is the site of a national marine park and various fishing industries. This region has not yet been the subject of a three-dimensional numerical model and little observational data is available so depth-dependent numerical predictions will provide a valuable resource. Computed sea surface elevations and current patterns at different depth levels is provided for the M2 and unusually large M?, con- stituents along with comments on some unique flow features of the area.