Finite Element Modeling of Coastal Circulation
DARTMOUTH COLL HANOVER NH
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The long-term goal is to develop finite element procedures for nearshore and shelf-scale operations using unstructured grids which can be adapted in a real-time data assimilative manner. Initial application is to the Yellow Sea, with technology transfer from parallel efforts in the Gulf of Maine. Objectives are to 1 Develop a realistic circulation model for the Yellow Sea. Processes must include tides and tidal rectification, wind, remote forcing, and baroclinicity. 2 Develop and archive climatological circulation for the Yellow Sea, in 6 bimonthly seasons. 3 Develop data-assimilative methods for shipboard limited-area nowcasting and forecasting using inverse methods and the above results as prior estimates.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Numerical Mathematics