Ocean Simulation Model for Internal Waves
NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC AND ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS
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Oceanographic simulation models are valuable tools for imitating temperature, salinity, density, sound velocity, and other environmental areas of naval interest. The Naval Oceanographic and Atmospheric Research Laboratory was tasked to implement and operate ocean simulation models. This manual presents the theoretical foundations for the first version of the model, the details of the primary models structure, and the computer programs and instructions for implementing and using the model. The first version of the model was based on the premise that the most important features of interest to the Navy are produced by internal waves. Subsequent versions of the model will incorporate variability produced by shear, fronts, mixed layer processes and turbulent mixing. A full three dimensional, time varying model is expected in about three years.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography