Ocean Modeling in an Eddying Regime

Ocean Modeling in an Eddying Regime

Editor(s): Matthew W. Hecht, Hiroyasu Hasumi

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

Print ISBN: 9780875904429

Online ISBN: 9781118666432

DOI: 10.1029/GM177

About this Book

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 177.

This monograph is the first to survey progress in realistic simulation in a strongly eddying regime made possible by recent increases in computational capability. Its contributors comprise the leading researchers in this important and constantly evolving field.

Divided into three parts

  • Oceanographic Processes and Regimes: Fundamental Questions
  • Ocean Dynamics and State: From Regional to Global Scale, and
  • Modeling at the Mesoscale: State of the Art and Future Directions

The volume details important advances in physical oceanography based on eddy resolving ocean modeling. It captures the state of the art and discusses issues that ocean modelers must consider in order to effectively contribute to advancing current knowledge, from subtleties of the underlying fluid dynamical equations to meaningful comparison with oceanographic observations and leading-edge model development. It summarizes many of the important results which have emerged from ocean modeling in an eddying regime, for those interested broadly in the physical science. More technical topics are intended to address the concerns of those actively working in the field.

Table of contents

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    2. Towards Eddy-Resolving Models of the Arctic Ocean (pages 241–264)

      Wieslaw Maslowski, Jaclyn Clement Kinney, Douglas C. Marble and Jaromir Jakacki

    3. Eddy-Resolving Global Ocean Prediction (pages 353–381)

      Harley E. Hurlburt, Eric P. Chassignet, James A. Cummings, A. Birol Kara, E. Joseph Metzger, Jay F. Shriver, Ole Martin Smedstad, Alan J. Wallcraft and Charlie N. Barron

    4. Unstructured Adaptive Meshes for Ocean Modeling (pages 383–408)

      Matthew D. Piggott, Christopher C. Pain, Gerard J. Gorman, David P. Marshall and Peter D. Killworth

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