Modelling the Ocean Circulation

  • Pascale Delecluse
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 22)

Abstract

After a brief presentation of the ocean properties, the set of equations used in global ocean modelling is presented. Different technical choices can affect the solution: the system of coordinates, the grid, the numerical algorithms… The impact of physical choices is then presented. Present capacity of numerical modelling is discussed on two examples: a high resolution model of the tropical Pacific and a global circulation model.

Keywords

Convection Stratification Vorticity Advection Subduction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pascale Delecluse
    • 1
  1. 1.LODYC - UMR121 (CNRS-UPMC-ORSTOM) Université Pierre et Marie CurieParis - Cedex 05France

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