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Two-way nested model of mesoscale circulation features in the Ligurian Sea

Two-way nested model of mesoscale circulation features in the Ligurian Sea
Two-way nested model of mesoscale circulation features in the Ligurian Sea
A coarse resolution primitive equation model of 1/4° resolution is implemented covering the whole Mediterranean Sea. Within this grid a 1/20° resolution model of the Liguro-Provençal basin and the northern part of the Tyrrhenian Sea is embedded. A third fine resolution model of 1/60° is nested in the latter one and simulates the dynamics of the Ligurian Sea. Comparisons between one-way and two-way nesting in simulating the Northern Current (NC) are made. The properties of the Eastern and Western Corsican Current and the Northern Current are investigated with this nesting system. Special attention is given to the variability of the NC. Meanders and interactions with Winter Intermediate Water lenses are shown. Topographic features also lead to a highly variable NC.
two-way nested models, Western Corsican Current, Eastern Corsican Current, Northern Current, Ligurian Sea
0079-6611
171-189
Barth, A.
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Alvera-Azcarate, A.
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Rixen, M.
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Beckers, J-M.
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Barth, A.
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Alvera-Azcarate, A.
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Rixen, M.
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Beckers, J-M.
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Barth, A., Alvera-Azcarate, A., Rixen, M. and Beckers, J-M. (2005) Two-way nested model of mesoscale circulation features in the Ligurian Sea. Progress in Oceanography, 66 (2-4), 171-189. (doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2004.07.017).

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Abstract

A coarse resolution primitive equation model of 1/4° resolution is implemented covering the whole Mediterranean Sea. Within this grid a 1/20° resolution model of the Liguro-Provençal basin and the northern part of the Tyrrhenian Sea is embedded. A third fine resolution model of 1/60° is nested in the latter one and simulates the dynamics of the Ligurian Sea. Comparisons between one-way and two-way nesting in simulating the Northern Current (NC) are made. The properties of the Eastern and Western Corsican Current and the Northern Current are investigated with this nesting system. Special attention is given to the variability of the NC. Meanders and interactions with Winter Intermediate Water lenses are shown. Topographic features also lead to a highly variable NC.

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Published date: 2005
Keywords: two-way nested models, Western Corsican Current, Eastern Corsican Current, Northern Current, Ligurian Sea

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Local EPrints ID: 20391
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/20391
ISSN: 0079-6611
PURE UUID: 9d9ae80a-d8bf-48cd-b82f-9ce55650b90a

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Date deposited: 23 Feb 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:28

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Author: A. Barth
Author: A. Alvera-Azcarate
Author: M. Rixen
Author: J-M. Beckers

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