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A 3D finite-element model of the Adriatic tides
Cushman-Roisin, B.; Naimie, C.E. (2002). A 3D finite-element model of the Adriatic tides. J. Mar. Syst. 37(4): 279-297. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0924-7963(02)00204-x
In: Journal of Marine Systems. Elsevier: Tokyo; Oxford; New York; Amsterdam. ISSN 0924-7963; e-ISSN 1879-1573, more
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Keywords
    Analysis > Mathematical analysis > Numerical analysis > Finite element method
    Modelling
    Motion > Water motion > Water currents > Tidal currents
    Residual flow
    Simulation
    MED, Adriatic [Marine Regions]
    Marine/Coastal
Author keywords
    finite-element model; Adriatic Sea; tidal residual currents

Authors  Top 
  • Cushman-Roisin, B.
  • Naimie, C.E.

Abstract
    A 3D finite-element numerical model is applied to the Adriatic Sea to simulate its tidal motions. This fully nonlinear model includes a free surface, very realistic topography, and an advanced turbulence closure. Comparison with available tidal elevations at coastal stations and with tidal ellipses at a few locations in the open sea demonstrates that the model simulations are highly accurate. The results are then used to determine the 3D distribution of the tidal residual currents.

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