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Northern Aegean Sea Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model (NAS-HYCOM)

 

DESCRIPTION:

 The North Aegean model domain and bathymetry (contours in m). Major islands, sub-basins and gulfs are shown. The North Aegean domain occupies the northeastern part of Eastern Mediterranean, between Greece and Turkey.


RESOLUTION:

 1/50 degree, 20 vertical levels (sigma/z-coordinate in the upper model layers and near the shelf and isopycnic coordinate in deep waters)


NESTED: Yes


OUTER MODELS:

MED-HYCOM

1/25 degree Mediterranean Sea HYCOM with the Navy Coupled Ocean Data Assimilation (NCODA) system (collaboration with NRL-SSC)


DATA ASSIMILATION:

NO


FORCING:

 Navy Operational Global Atmospheric Prediction System NOGAPS (1/2o),  POSEIDON / SKIRON System (1/10o)


APPLICATIONS:

North Aegean general circulation
Parameterization of the Dardanelles outflow
Buoyancy-driven flows
Deep water basin renewal


CONTACT:

Villy Kourafalouvkourafalou@rsmas.miami.edu
Ioannis Androulidakisiandroul@civil.auth.gr


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