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Idealized process-oriented river plume studies with the HYCOM

 

DESCRIPTION:

 

A BOX-like domain was designed to conduct process-oriented river plume experiments. It is a mid-latitude, f-plane ( f = 10-4 s-1) rectangular basin that is approximately 200 km long in the across-shore direction and 500 long in the along-shore direction. A 25km wide coast is placed in the west side of the basin and the offshore boundaries are open. A simplified estuary is located at the coast. Short black solid line denotes where river discharge is imposed. Dashed lines represent the location of vertical sections.


RESOLUTION:

 2.5 km x 2.5 km, 16 vertical levels (z-levels with a flat bottom basin, sigma levels with a sloping bottom basin).


OUTER MODELS:

No nesting


DATA ASSIMILATION:

No data assimilation


FORCING:

  River discharge imposed at the head of the estuary


APPLICATIONS:

Dynamics of river plumes
Sensitivity tests and model parameterization
Delta river plumes


CONTACT:

Villy Kourafalouvkourafalou@rsmas.miami.edu
Rafael Schillerrschiller@rsmas.miami.edu


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