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Ocean Modeling in an Eddying Regime. Volume 177. Geophysical Monograph Series

  • ID: 2489228
  • Book
  • 410 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 177.

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

The volume 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.

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PrefaceMatthew W. Hecht and Hiroyasu Hasumi i

Introduction: Ocean Modeling Eddy or NotFrank O. Bryan 1

Section 1: Oceanographic Processes and RegimesFundamental Question

The Nature and Consequences of Oceanic EddiesJames C. McWilliams 5

Submesoscale Processes and DynamicsLeif N. Thomas, Amit Tandon, and Amala Mahadevan 17

Gulf Stream Separation in Numerical Ocean ModelsEric P. Chassignet and David P. Marshall 39

Eddy–Resolving Modeling of OverflowsS. Legg, L. Jackson, and R. W. Hallberg 63

High–Frequency Winds and Eddy–Resolving ModelsPatrice Klein 83

Resolution Dependence of Eddy FluxesYukio Tanaka and Hiroyasu Hasumi 101

Eddies and Upper–Ocean Nutrient SupplyA. Oschlies 115

Eddies in Eastern Boundary Subtropical Upwelling SystemsX. Capet, F. Colas, J. C. McWilliams, P. Penven, and P. Marchesiello 131

Section 2: Ocean Dynamics and StateFrom Region to Global Scale

The Fidelity of Ocean Models With Explicit EddiesJulie 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 ModelsTatsuo Suzuki, Hideharu Sasaki, Norikazu Nakashiki, and Hideyuki Nakano 165

Eddies in Numerical Models of the Southern OceanV. O. Ivchenko, S. Danilov and D. Olbers 177

High–Resolution Indian Ocean Simulations Recent Advances and Issues From OFESYukio Masumoto, Yushi Morioka, and Hideharu Sasaki 199

Towards a Physical Understanding of the North Atlantic: A Review of Model Studies in an Eddying RegimeMatthew W. Hecht and Richard D. Smith 213

Towards Eddy–Resolving Models of the Arctic OceanWieslaw 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 RegimeTakashi T. Sakamoto and Hiroyasu Hasumi 265

Section 3: Modeling at the MesoscaleState of the Art and Future Directions

Formulating the Equations of Ocean ModelsStephen 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 FormulationMatthew W. Hecht, Mark R. Petersen, Beth A. Wingate, Elizabeth Hunke, and Mathew Maltrud 339

Eddy–Resolving Global Ocean PredictionHarley 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 ModelingMatthew D. Piggott, Christopher C. Pain, Gerard J. Gorman, David P. Marshall, and Peter D. Killworth 383

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Matthew W. Hecht
Hiroyasu Hasumi
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