Accession Number : ADA328931

Title :   Observation and Modeling -- An Integrated Study of Transport through the Strait of Bab al Mandab Task B: Modeling.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 31 Aug 96-30 Aug 97,

Corporate Author : LOUISIANA STATE UNIV BATON ROUGE COASTAL STUDIES INST

Personal Author(s) : Inoue, Masamichi

PDF Url : ADA328931

Report Date : 15 AUG 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The Princeton Ocean Model (POM), that already includes most of the model features described in the proposal, has been chosen for this modeling task. The latest version of the POM code has been installed and optimized to run on the 13M9672-R53 mainframe at LSU. Significant efforts have been devoted to developing and modifying various software to be used for the analysis of model output. After examining all the available bathymetric data sets of the region, it was decided to digitize the nautical charts published by the Defense Mapping Agency in order to resolve important hydrodynamic features at the Strait of Bab al Mandab. This task has been initiated, and it is expected to be completed in the next two months. Presently, we are testing the POM code configured for a preliminary test domain based on the ETOP03 data. This test domain extends from 11.5 to 14 deg N and from 42 to 44.5 deg E, and has at least 2 km horizontal resolution and 11 levels in the vertical. The initial test includes testing sensitivity of various open boundary conditions which could be used along the northern and the southern open boundaries located in the Red Sea and in the Gulf of Aden, respectively.

Descriptors :   *STRAITS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, GULFS, BATHYMETRY, CHARTS, OCEAN MODELS, HYDRODYNAMICS, RED SEA.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE