Accession Number:

ADA537780

Title:

Finite Element Modeling of Coastal Circulation

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

DARTMOUTH COLL HANOVER NH

Report Date:

1998-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE