Accession Number:

ADA609803

Title:

A Community Terrain-Following Ocean Modeling System

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

RUTGERS - THE STATE UNIV NEW BRUNSWICK NJ INST OF MARINE AND COASTAL SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

The long term goal is to design, to develop and to test the next generation primitive equation, Terrain-following Ocean Modeling System TOMS for high-resolution scientific and operational applications ranging from coastal to basin scales. The main objective of this new ONR ocean modeling initiative is to evaluate and to include in TOMS current advances in numerical techniques, computational performance, parallelization, nesting, sub-grid scale parameterizations, and data assimilation. Of particular interest is to develop a generalized terrain-following vertical coordinate system and associated accurate, pressure gradient scheme that provides better flexibility when dealing with complex steep and tall topography. The modular design in TOMS will provide easy coupling with regional operational atmospheric models like COAMPS, bio-optical models, geochemical models, and sediment transport models.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE