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Coupled wave and current modelling in the MARIE project

Wolf, Judith; Osuna, P.; Bolanos-Sanchez, R.; Monbaliu, J.; Arcilla, A.. 2007 Coupled wave and current modelling in the MARIE project. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 9 (07248). 1 p..

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Abstract/Summary

The MARIE (Modelling and Assimilation in RofI Environments) Project is studying wave-current interaction in ROFI environments, comparing the Ebro Delta/Catalan Shelf in the NW Mediterranean with Liverpool Bay in the Irish Sea on the NW European continental shelf. Liverpool Bay is a macrotidal shallow-water region influenced by the outflow from the Rivers Mersey and Dee. The wave climate is moderate, fetchlimited, with a maximum significant wave height of over 5m. The Catalan Shelf is microtidal with marked stratification and a relatively narrow shelf, influenced by occasional intense wind events with a maximum Hs of about 6m. Therefore these 2 regions show marked contrasts in their oceanographic conditions. Results of idealised and realistic cases using the coupled POLCOMS-WAM wave and current modelling system are presented. The interactions between the river plume, other currents (wind-driven, tidal and thermohaline) and waves are investigated with this ‘state-of-the-art’coupled model system which includes the latest formulations of wave-current interactions.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Programmes: Oceans 2025 > Shelf and coastal processes
ISSN: 1029-7006
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: 1607-7962/gra/EGU2007-A-07248
Additional Keywords: OVERSEAS CO-AUTHORS NISCJUN07 CONFERENCE ABSTACT REF LLM6211C LLH3301 PROG2 THEME 3 WAVE MEASUREMENT AND ANALYSIS MODELLING LIVERPOOL BAY IRISH SEA POLIRISH
NORA Subject Terms: Marine Sciences
Date made live: 13 Oct 2008 12:46
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/2677

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