ROMS and SUNTANS Continued Development and Support of AESOP and NLIWI
STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
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Our long-term goal is to develop a parallel ocean simulation tool that is capable of simulating processes on a wide range of scales by coupling two vastly different codes, namely the Regional Ocean Modeling System ROMS, Shchepetkin and McWilliams 2005, and the Stanford Unstructured Nonhydrostatic Terrain-following Adaptive Navier-Stokes Simulator SUNTANS, Fringer et al. 2006. The tool will adaptively nest SUNTANS, an unstructured-grid, coastal-scale code, into ROMS, a curvilinear grid, regional-scale code, in regions where the motions are small-scale and so nonhydrostatic. The nested tool will be applied to study highly nonlinear internal waves in the South China Sea in order to develop an improved understanding of mechanisms that govern their generation, propagation, and dissipation.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods