Development and Testing an Ocean Model with Wetting and Drying (WAD) Capabilities for Tidal Areas 

[A project supported by MMS to test WAD and new surface wave energy mixing schemes in idealized and realistic (e.g., Cook Inlet, AK) cases.
PIs: L.-Y. Oey, G. L. Mellor & T. Ezer, AOS Program, Princeton University]

Simulated Bore Propagation in Turnagain Arm (CI, AK)

Idealized Test Cases

dbdb2  Cook Inlet Test Case     map

  • Tides from global model: M2, S2, N2, K1



Oey, L.-Y., A Wetting and drying scheme for POM, Ocean Modelling, 9, 133-150, 2005.

Mellor, G. L. and A. F. Blumberg, Wave breaking and ocean surface layer thermal response, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 34, 693-698, 2003.

Mellor, G. L., The three-dimensional, current and surface wave equatios, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 33(9), 1978-1989, 2003.

Mellor, G. L., Oscillatory Bottom Boundary Layers, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 32, 3075-3088, 2002.

Wang, D.-P., L.-Y. Oey, T. Ezer and P. Hamilton, Nearsurface Currents in DeSoto Canyon (1997-1999): Comparison of Current Meters, Satellite Observation, and Model Simulation. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 33(1), 313-326, 2003

Cummins, P. F. and L-Y. Oey, Simulation of barotropic and baroclinic tides off northern British Columbia. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 27, 762-781, 1997.

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