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Two-way nested model of mesoscale circulation features in the Ligurian Sea
Barth, A.; Alvera-Azcárate, A.; Rixen, M.; Beckers, J.M. (2005). Two-way nested model of mesoscale circulation features in the Ligurian Sea. Prog. Oceanogr. 66(2-4): 171-189.
In: Progress in Oceanography. Pergamon: Oxford,New York,. ISSN 0079-6611; e-ISSN 1873-4472, more
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    VLIZ: Open Repository 231468 [ OMA ]

Author keywords
    two-way nested models; Western Corsican Current; Eastern Corsican

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  • Barth, A., more
  • Alvera-Azcárate, A., more
  • Rixen, M.
  • Beckers, J.M., more

    A coarse resolution primitive equation model of 1/4° resolution is implemented covering the whole Mediterranea Sea. Within this grid a 1/20° resolution model of the Liguro-Provencal basin and the northern part of the Tyrrhenian Sea is embedded. A third fine resolution model of 1/60° is nested in the latter one and simulates the dynamics of the Ligurian Sea. Comparisons between one-way and two-way nesting in simulating the Northern Current (NC) are made. The properties of the Eastern and Western Corsican Current and the Northern Current are investigated with this nesting system. Special attention is given to the variability of the NC. Meanders and interactions with Winter Intermediate Water lenses are shown. Topographic features also lead to a highly variable NC.

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