Accession Number:

ADA470266

Title:

A Numerical Simulation of the East Asian Seas in March 2002: Effect of Vertical Grid Choice

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS OCEANOGRAPHY DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-10-26

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The sensitivity of vertical grid choice in the hybrid Navy Coastal Ocean Model NOOM is discussed for the Yellow Sea, East Asian Sea, JapanEast Sea domain. In particular, the logarithmically stretched hybrid vertical prnfile used operationally at the Naval Research Laboratory is compared to six variations. The variations include a full z-level run, a full sigma coordinate run, and other hybrid constructs that modify the hybrids transitions depth or the structure of the operational grid. The results are compared to each other and some limited observations in the framework of setting up a rapidly relocatable ocean model. The comparisons show that the operational vertical gnd structure is a good first guess design for a rapidly relocatable ocean model.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE