Accession Number : ADA018274

Title :   Applications of Numerical-Hydrodynamical Models in Ocean Analysis/Forecasting. Part I. The Single-Layer Models of Walter Hansen.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,


Personal Author(s) : Laevastu,T. ; Stevens,P.

Report Date : JUL 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : The paper gives a summary review of the numerical hydrodynamical models which have evolved into powerful and useful tools in synoptic oceanographic analysis and prediction, especially for prediction of sea level changes (tides and storm surges) and for prediction of currents. The main mission of this paper is to describe the essential steps in the programming of the numerical hydrodynamical models of Professor Walter Hansen and his associates with the changes and modifications made at Fleet Numerical Weather Central, Monterey, California. One of the essential basic changes is the adaption of the model for computation along an open coast. An example of a program with explanations is given in the Appendix of this paper.

Descriptors :   *Ocean currents, *Tides, Weather forecasting, Hydrodynamics, Finite difference theory, Sea level, Friction, Drag, Wind velocity, Computer programs, Tidal currents, Chesapeake Bay, Gibraltar Strait, Bays, California, FORTRAN

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE