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Turbulence energy models in shallow sea oceanography
Davies, A.M.; Luyten, P.J.; Deleersnijder, E. (1995). Turbulence energy models in shallow sea oceanography, in: Lynch, D.R. et al. (Ed.) Quantitative Skill Assessment for Coastal Ocean Models. : pp. 97-123
In: Lynch, D.R.; Davies, A.M. (Ed.) (1995). Quantitative Skill Assessment for Coastal Ocean Models. American Geophysical Union: Washington D.C. ISBN 0-875-90261-8. 510 pp., more

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  • Davies, A.M.; Luyten, P.J.; Deleersnijder, E. (1995). Turbulence energy models in shallow sea oceanography. Coast. Estuar. Stud. 47: 97-123, more

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Keywords
    Eddy kinetic energy; Models; Oceanography; Shallow water; Marine

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  • Davies, A.M.
  • Luyten, P.J., more
  • Deleersnijder, E., more

Abstract
    In this paper a brief overview, using references to published papers for detail, of the development of three dimensional shallow sea models using parameterizations of subgrid scale turbulent motion based upon simple eddy viscosity closure, or the use of turbulence energy models is presented. The variety of physical problems in shallow sea oceanography addressed by these models is illustrated by considering a range of problems from bottom turbulent boundary layers due to wind waves and tides, to problems involving deepening thermoclines resulting from wind forcing. A series of calculations using single point models in the vertical is used to illustrate physical and numerical problems associated with these models, and the degree of vertical resolution required to obtain solutions of a prescribed accuracy and hence guarantee the quality of the model. Some comments are made concerning the nature and accuracy of the data sets that have to be collected to rigorously validate these models.

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