Journal of Oceanography

, Volume 63, Issue 2, pp 333–339 | Cite as

Application of finite volume coastal ocean model to hindcasting the wind-induced sea-level variation in Fukuoka bay

  • Kazuhiro Aoki
  • Atsuhiko Isobe
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The wind-induced sea-level variations at Hakata tidal station in winter are reproduced realistically using a one-way nested model. This nested model is constructed with a structured finite-difference Princeton Ocean Model (POM) for the Tsushima-Korea Straits, and an unstructured Finite Volume Coastal Ocean Model (FVCOM) for Fukuoka Bay divided into triangular-cell grids. The correlation coefficient and root-mean-square error between observed and modeled results are 0.742 and 1.88 [cm], respectively. Moreover, the results show that the nested model with FVCOM is more accurate than the model in which FVCOM is replaced with a high-resolution POM for Fukuoka Bay. This indicates that the nested model constructed with structured and unstructured models works effectively in hindcasting the wind-induced sea-level variations.


Sea-level variation one-way nested model FVCOM POM QuikSCAT 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Earth System Science and Technology, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering SciencesKyushu UniversityKasuga-Koen, KasugaJapan

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