Numerical Modelling of Barotropic Circulation Processes

  • Jürgen Sündermann
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 286)


The dynamics of lakes has a hydrodynamic and a thermodynamic component. By neglection of the latter, assuming a thermally homogeneous water body, a barotropic model is obtained. It is characterized by vanishing horizontal density gradients; the surface slope alone determines the horizontal pressure gradients (H1, section 1)*). Vertical density gradients can be considered by a barotropic multi-layer model (H1, section 5).


Finite Difference Method Passive Tracer Barotropic Model Elbe Estuary Flood Current 
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  • Jürgen Sündermann
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  1. 1.Institute of OceanographyUniversity of HamburgHamburg 13Federal Republic of Germany

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