Accession Number:

AD0755233

Title:

A Numerical Model of a Fjord Estuary. I. Basic Considerations and Proposed Finite Difference Schemes,

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Corporate Author:

ALASKA UNIV COLLEGE INST OF MARINE SCIENCE

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Report Date:

1972-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

74.0

Abstract:

It is desired to construct a numerical prediction model of the physical processes of circulation in a fjord estuary. A brief review of meteorological and oceanographic modeling techniques is given. The importance of special coordinate systems and choice of grid schemes are discussed. The review of previous modeling work indicates that physical boundaries and the manner in which they are treated are likely to be major new problems to be solved in coastal models. A three dimensional ten layer model is proposed and a set of finite difference equations given. A simplification to a vertical-longitudinal fjord model is made and this set of equations are also given. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE