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Ocean Modeling in an Eddying Regime


Series: Geophysical Monograph Series Volume: 177

By: Matthew W Hecht (Editor), Hiroyasu Hasumi (Editor)

409 pages, illustrations

American Geophysical Union

Hardback | Jan 2008 | #231586 | ISBN-13: 9780875904429
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This monograph is the first to survey progress in realistic simulation in a strongly eddying regime made possible by recent increases in computational capability. Its contributors comprise the leading researchers in this important and constantly evolving field.

Divided into three parts:
- Oceanographic Processes and Regimes: Fundamental Questions
- Ocean Dynamics and State: From Regional to Global Scale, and
- Modeling at the Mesoscale: State of the Art and Future Directions

Oceanographic Processes and Regimes: Fundamental Questions details important advances in physical oceanography based on eddy resolving ocean modeling. It captures the state of the art and discusses issues that ocean modelers must consider in order to effectively contribute to advancing current knowledge, from subtleties of the underlying fluid dynamical equations to meaningful comparison with oceanographic observations and leading-edge model development. It summarizes many of the important results which have emerged from ocean modeling in an eddying regime, for those interested broadly in the physical science. More technical topics are intended to address the concerns of those actively working in the field.


      Matthew W. Hecht and Hiroyasu Hasumi i
Introduction: Ocean Modeling—Eddy or Not
      Frank O. Bryan 1

Section 1: Oceanographic Processes and Regimes: Fundamental Question
The Nature and Consequences of Oceanic Eddies
      James C. McWilliams 5
Submesoscale Processes and Dynamics
      Leif N. Thomas, Amit Tandon, and Amala Mahadevan 17
Gulf Stream Separation in Numerical Ocean Models
      Eric P. Chassignet and David P. Marshall 39
Eddy-Resolving Modeling of Overflows
      S. Legg, L. Jackson, and R. W. Hallberg 63
High-Frequency Winds and Eddy-Resolving Models
      Patrice Klein 83
Resolution Dependence of Eddy Fluxes
      Yukio Tanaka and Hiroyasu Hasumi 101
Eddies and Upper-Ocean Nutrient Supply
      A. Oschlies 115
Eddies in Eastern Boundary Subtropical Upwelling Systems
      X. Capet, F. Colas, J. C. McWilliams, P. Penven, and P. Marchesiello 131

Section 2: Ocean Dynamics and State: From Region to Global Scale
The Fidelity of Ocean Models With Explicit Eddies
      Julie McClean, Steven Jayne, Mathew Maltrud, and Detelina Ivanova 149
Common Success and Failure in Simulating the Pacific Surface Currents Shared by Four High-Resolution Ocean Models
      Tatsuo Suzuki, Hideharu Sasaki, Norikazu Nakashiki, and Hideyuki Nakano 165
Eddies in Numerical Models of the Southern Ocean
      V. O. Ivchenko, S. Danilov and D. Olbers 177
High-Resolution Indian Ocean Simulations – Recent Advances and Issues From OFES
      Yukio Masumoto, Yushi Morioka, and Hideharu Sasaki 199
Towards a Physical Understanding of the North Atlantic: A Review of Model Studies in an Eddying Regime
      Matthew W. Hecht and Richard D. Smith 213
Towards Eddy-Resolving Models of the Arctic Ocean
      Wieslaw Maslowski, Jaclyn L. Clement Kinney, Douglas C. Marble, and Jaromir Jakacki 241
Pacific Upper Ocean Response to Global Warming—Climate Modeling in an Eddying Ocean Regime
      Takashi T. Sakamoto and Hiroyasu Hasumi 265

Section 3: Modeling at the Mesoscale: State of the Art and Future Directions
Formulating the Equations of Ocean Models
      Stephen M. Griffies and Alistair J. Adcroft 281
Can Large Eddy Simulation Techniques Improve Mesoscale Rich Ocean Models?
      B. Fox-Kemper and D. Menemenlis 319
Lateral Mixing in the Eddying Regime and a New Broad-Ranging Formulation
      Matthew W. Hecht, Mark R. Petersen, Beth A. Wingate, Elizabeth Hunke, and Mathew Maltrud 339
Eddy-Resolving Global Ocean Prediction
      Harley E. Hurlburt, Eric P. Chassignet, James A. Cummings, A. Birol Kara, E. Joseph Metzger, Jay F. Shriver, Ole Martin Smedstad, Alan J. Wallcraft, and Charlie N. Barron 353
Unstructured Adaptive Meshes for Ocean Modeling
      Matthew D. Piggott, Christopher C. Pain, Gerard J. Gorman, David P. Marshall, and Peter D. Killworth 383

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