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Second-generation Louvain-la-Neuve Ice-ocean Model

English title: Second-generation Louvain-la-Neuve Ice-ocean Model
Funder identifier: Contract ARC 04/09-316 (Other contract id)
Acronym: SLIM
Period: September 2004 till August 2009
Status: Completed

Thesaurus terms: Climate; Modelling; Physical oceanography; Sea ice
Geographical term: World Oceans [Marine Regions]
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Institutes (10)  Top | Publications 
  • Université Catholique de Louvain; Science and Technology Sector; Earth and Life Institute; Earth and Climate division (ELIc), more, co-ordinator
  • Université Catholique de Louvain; Ecole Polytechnique de Louvain; Institute of Mechanics, Materials and Civil Engineering; Unité de Mécanique Appliquée (MEMA), more, partner
  • Université Catholique de Louvain; Faculté des sciences appliquées; Architecture, urbanisme, génie civil et environnemental, more, partner
  • University of Reading; Department of Meteorology; Ocean Dynamics and Modelling, more, partner
  • Koninklijke Sterrenwacht van België (ROB), more, partner
  • Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP), more, partner
  • Université Laval; Département de mathématiques et de statistique, more, partner
  • Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), more, partner
  • Université de Liège; Faculté des Sciences; Département d'Astrophysique, Géophysique et Océanographie; GeoHydrodynamics and Environmental Research group (GHER), more, partner
  • Université de Liège; Faculté des Sciences Appliquées; Département Aérospatiale et Mécanique; Mathematical Modelling and Methods (MATHGEN), more, partner

To summarise, the main objective of the present project is to build on the exploratory work that has been done under the auspices of UCL's FSR to develop an ocean model that will be based on an adaptive, unstructured grid, will rely on the finite element method and will resort to parallel computing algorithms to solve the governing equations.

The model will include:
- an embryonic unstructured-grid sea-ice component,
- state-of-the-art parameterisations of subgrid-scale processes,
- a flexible vertical discretisation system,
- various advection schemes,
- an elementary sea-ice data assimilation system.

The model will be able to simulate the circulation in the World Ocean for studying the Earth's climate system,
and will also be tested for a range of geophysical flow problems, including
- the assimilation of sea-ice data,
- circulation in the shelf break region,
- representation of an extended range of space and time scales,
- exploration of an extra-terrestrial oceanography problem.

All aspects of the research work will be carried out in an open-source mode, relying on the close collaboration with colleagues outside UCL.

Publications (11)  Top | Institutes 
  • White, L.; Legat, V.; Deleersnijder, E.; Le Roux, D. (2006). A one-dimensional benchmark for the propagation of Poincaré waves. Ocean Modelling 15(1-2): 101-123., more
  • Hanert, E.; Le Roux, D.Y.; Legat, V.; Deleersnijder, E. (2004). Advection schemes for unstructured grid ocean modelling. Ocean Modelling 7(1-2): 39-58., more
  • Hanert, E.; Deleersnijder, E.; Legat, V. (2006). An adaptive finite element water column model using the Mellor-Yamada level 2.5 turbulence closure scheme. Ocean Modelling 12(1-2): 205-223., more
  • Hanert, E.; Le Roux, D.Y.; Legat, V.; Deleersnijder, E. (2005). An efficient Eulerian finite element for the shallow water equations. Ocean Modelling 10(1-2): 115-136., more
  • Burchard, H.; Deleersnijder, E.; Meister, A. (2005). Application of modified Patankar schemes to stiff biogeochemical models for the water column. Ocean Dynamics 55(3-4): 326-337, more
  • Legrand, S.; Legat, V.; Deleersnijder, E. (2000). Delaunay mesh generation for an unstructured-grid ocean general circulation model. Ocean Modelling 2: 17-28, more
  • Legrand, S.; Deleersnijder, E.; Hanert, E.; Legat, V.; Wolanski, E. (2006). High-resolution, unstructured meshes for hydrodynamic models of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Est., Coast. and Shelf Sci. 68(1-2): 36-46., more
  • Hanert, E.; Legat, V. (2006). How to save a bad element with weak boundary conditions. Comput. fluids 35(5): 477-484., more
  • Le Roux, D.Y.; Sène, A.; Rostand, V.; Hanert, E. (2005). On some spurious modes issues in shallow water models using a linear algebra approach. Ocean Modelling 10(1-2): 83-94., more
  • Vancoppenolle, M.; Fichefet, T.; Bitz, C.M. (2005). On the sensitivity of undeformed Arctic sea ice to its vertical salinity profile. Geophys. Res. Lett. 32(16): L16502 (1-4)., more
  • Pietrzak, J.; Deleersnijder, E.; Schroeter, J. (Ed.) (2005). The Second International Workshop on Unstructured Mesh Numerical Modelling of Coastal, Shelf and Ocean Flows (Delft, The Netherlands, September 23-25, 2003). Ocean Modelling, 10. Elsevier SCI Ltd: [s.l.]. 1-252 pp., more

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