Ocean Modeling in an Eddying Regime


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

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...

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

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780875904429
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/14/2008
  • Series: Geophysical Monograph Series , #177
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 409
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Matthew W. Hecht and Hiroyasu Hasumi i

Introduction: Ocean Modeling—Eddy or Not
Frank O. Bryan 1

Section 1: Oceanographic Processes and Regimes
Fundamental Question

The Nature and Consequences of Oceanic Eddies
James C. McWilliams 5

Submesoscale Processes and Dynamics
Leif N. Thomas, Amit Tandon, and Amala Mahadevan 17

Gulf Stream Separation in Numerical Ocean Models
Eric P. Chassignet and David P. Marshall 39

Eddy-Resolving Modeling of Overflows
S. Legg, L. Jackson, and R. W. Hallberg 63

High-Frequency Winds and Eddy-Resolving Models
Patrice Klein 83

Resolution Dependence of Eddy Fluxes
Yukio Tanaka and Hiroyasu Hasumi 101

Eddies and Upper-Ocean Nutrient Supply
A. Oschlies 115

Eddies in Eastern Boundary Subtropical Upwelling Systems
X. Capet, F. Colas, J. C. McWilliams, P. Penven, and P. Marchesiello 131

Section 2: Ocean Dynamics and State
From Region to Global Scale

The Fidelity of Ocean Models With Explicit Eddies
Julie McClean, Steven Jayne, Mathew Maltrud, and Detelina Ivanova 149

Common Success and Failure in Simulating the Pacific Surface Currents Shared by Four High-Resolution Ocean Models
Tatsuo Suzuki, Hideharu Sasaki, Norikazu Nakashiki, and Hideyuki Nakano 165

Eddies in Numerical Models of the Southern Ocean
V. O. Ivchenko, S. Danilov and D. Olbers 177

High-Resolution Indian Ocean Simulations – Recent Advances and Issues From OFES
Yukio Masumoto, Yushi Morioka, and Hideharu Sasaki 199

Towards a Physical Understanding of the North Atlantic: A Review of Model Studies in an Eddying Regime
Matthew W. Hecht and Richard D. Smith 213

Towards Eddy-Resolving Models of the Arctic Ocean
Wieslaw Maslowski, Jaclyn L. Clement Kinney, Douglas C. Marble, and Jaromir Jakacki 241

Pacific Upper Ocean Response to Global Warming—Climate Modeling in an Eddying Ocean Regime
Takashi T. Sakamoto and Hiroyasu Hasumi 265

Section 3: Modeling at the Mesoscale
State of the Art and Future Directions

Formulating the Equations of Ocean Models
Stephen M. Griffies and Alistair J. Adcroft 281

Can Large Eddy Simulation Techniques Improve Mesoscale Rich Ocean Models?
B. Fox-Kemper and D. Menemenlis 319

Lateral Mixing in the Eddying Regime and a New Broad-Ranging Formulation
Matthew W. Hecht, Mark R. Petersen, Beth A. Wingate, Elizabeth Hunke, and Mathew Maltrud 339

Eddy-Resolving Global Ocean Prediction
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 353

Unstructured Adaptive Meshes for Ocean Modeling
Matthew D. Piggott, Christopher C. Pain, Gerard J. Gorman, David P. Marshall, and Peter D. Killworth 383

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