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Three-Dimensional Coastal Ocean Models

Three-Dimensional Coastal Ocean Models

Norman S. Heaps (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-66504-6

Mar 2013, American Geophysical Union

208 pages

Select type: O-Book


Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Coastal and Estuarine Sciences, Volume 4.

The AGU Monograph Series on Coastal and Estuarine Regimes provides timely summaries and reviews of major process and regional studies, both observational and theoretical, and of theoretical and numerical models. It grew out of an IAPSO/SCOR/ECOR working group initiative several years ago intended to enhance scientific communications on this topic. The series' authors and editors are drawn from the international community. The ultimate goal is to stimulate bringing the theory, observations, and modeling of coastal and estuarine regimes together on the global scale.

Norman Heaps: In Memoriam
John M. Huthnance vii

Christopher N. K. Mooers ix

A Description of a Three-Dimensional Coastal Ocean Circulation Model
Alan F. Blumberg and George L. Mellor 1

Turbulent Energy Closure Schemes
B. Johns and T. Oguz 17

A Three-Dimensional Model of Tidal Propagation Using Transformations and Variable Grids
John Noye and Malcolm Stevens 41

Spectral Models in Continental Shelf Sea Oceanography
Alan M. Davies 71

Three-Dimensional Models of Coastal Circulation: An Engineering Viewpoint
C. Koutitas 107

Simple Models to Simulate Three-Dimensional Tidal and Residual Currents
Kim-Tai Tee 125

On the Application of a Three-Dimensional Numerical Model to the Waters Between Vancouver Island and the Mainland Coast of British Columbia and Washington State
J. O. Backhaus, P. B. Crean, and D. K. Lee 149

Nearshore Response of Stratified Models to Wind Forcing
T. J. Simons 177

Similarity Model of the Baltic Sea Rein
Tamsalu and  Pentti Malkki 189

Three-Dimensional Prognostic Models
V. P. Kochergin 201