|Modelling the general circulation of shelf seas by 3D k-epsilon models|
Nihoul, J.C.J.; Deleersnijder, E.; Djenidi, S. (1989). Modelling the general circulation of shelf seas by 3D k-epsilon models. Earth-Sci. Rev. 26: 163-189
In: Earth-Science Reviews. Elsevier: Amsterdam; Lausanne; London; New York; Oxford; Shannon. ISSN 0012-8252, more
Modelling; Ocean circulation; Oceanography; Shelf seas; Tidal models; Marine
One examines the modifications which must be made--and the limitations which must be set--to classical k- epsilon models to extend their application to the simulation of marine mesoscale, synopticscale and macroscale processes which compose the weather-like and general circulations of the sea. The case of the general circulation--for which sub-grid scale fluctuations include such semi-organized motions as tides and storm surges--is discussed in more detail. A 3D k- epsilon model appropriate to the study of the general circulation in a shallow stratified sea is presented and illustrated with the results of a simulation of the general summer circulation in the Northern Bering Sea, made in the scope of the NSF ISHTAR ("Inner Shelf Transfer and Recycling") Program.