ROMS and SUNTANS Continued Development and Support of AESOP and NLIWI
STANFORD UNIV CA
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In support of the long term goal of applying a two-way nested simulation tool to study internal waves in the South China Sea, our objectives are three-fold. The first is to study internal waves in Monterey Bay in support of the AESOP DRI Assessing the Effects of Submesoscale Ocean Parameterizations, and the second is to study fundamental internal wave processes in the South China Sea in support of the NLIWI DRI Nonlinear Internal Waves Initiative. The third objective is to develop a two-way coupled SUNTANS-ROMS simulation tool that can be applied to an arbitrary domain of interest. Because recent work employing separate SUNTANS and ROMS simulations has focused on the California coastal current and internal waves in the Monterey Bay region, the west coast was the obvious choice as the study site for the development of the coupled tool, although the ultimate goal is to apply it to the South China Sea.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Computer Programming and Software