Modeling the Dardanelles Strait outflow plume using a coupled model system

Cheryl Ann Blain, Mustafa Kemal Cambazoglu, Vassiliki H. Kourafalou

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Abstract

The ADvanced CIRCulation Model, ADCIRC, and the HYbrid Coordinate Ocean Model, HYCOM, are coupled in the Northern Aegean Sea. Over its 62 km, the Dardanelles Strait connects the Aegean Sea to the Marmara Sea. The Dardanelles outflow spreads to the Aegean Sea as a buoyant plume showing seasonal characteristics. The unstructured nature of the ADCIRC mesh provides the resolution necessary to model flow in the narrow strait whose minimum width is about 1 km. During one-way coupling efforts, ADCIRC is initialized using interannual solutions for temperature, salinity, velocity and water surface elevation fields taken from a larger domain HYCOM-AMB model, covering the Aegean, Marmara and Black Seas. Experiments using the one-way coupled model system are targeted at early February and late May of 2003 representing typical winter-spring and summer-fall conditions, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMTS/IEEE Biloxi - Marine Technology for Our Future
Subtitle of host publicationGlobal and Local Challenges, OCEANS 2009
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
EventMTS/IEEE Biloxi - Marine Technology for Our Future: Global and Local Challenges, OCEANS 2009 - Biloxi, MS, United States
Duration: Oct 26 2009Oct 29 2009

Publication series

NameMTS/IEEE Biloxi - Marine Technology for Our Future: Global and Local Challenges, OCEANS 2009

Other

OtherMTS/IEEE Biloxi - Marine Technology for Our Future: Global and Local Challenges, OCEANS 2009
CountryUnited States
CityBiloxi, MS
Period10/26/0910/29/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering

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    Blain, C. A., Cambazoglu, M. K., & Kourafalou, V. H. (2009). Modeling the Dardanelles Strait outflow plume using a coupled model system. In MTS/IEEE Biloxi - Marine Technology for Our Future: Global and Local Challenges, OCEANS 2009 [5422421] (MTS/IEEE Biloxi - Marine Technology for Our Future: Global and Local Challenges, OCEANS 2009).