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Tidal Simulation In The Faeroe-Shetland Regions Using Spectral And Grid Box Models

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CE990181

Volume

43

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

1,091 kb

Author(s)

S.C.M. Kwong

Abstract

The present study concerns three-dimensional modelling of tides using two different numerical methods to represent the tidal current profile. One uses an expansion in the vertical (a spectral method), whereas the other uses a finite difference grid in the vertical (the grid box approach). A three-dimensional tidal model of the Faeroe-Shetland North Sea region has been developed to examine the spatial distribution of M] tidal elevations and currents in the area. Calculations have been performed using both simple flow- dependent eddy viscosity and one-equation turbulence models. The sensitivity of the tidal current structure to the parameterization of vertical eddy viscosity and the coefficient of bottom friction will be examined in some detail. A comprehensive data set of observed tidal elevatio

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