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Gravity Plume On a Continental Slope

An important test of any ocean model is the ability to represent the flow of dense fluid down a slope. One example of such a flow is a non-rotating gravity plume on a continental slope, forced by a limited area of surface cooling above a continental shelf. Because the flow is non-rotating, a two dimensional model can be used in the across slope direction. The experiment is non-hydrostatic and uses open-boundaries to radiate transients at the deep water end. (Dense flow down a slope can also be forced by a dense inflow prescribed on the continental shelf; this configuration is being implemented by the DOME (Dynamics of Overflow Mixing and Entrainment) collaboration to compare solutions in different models).

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Date Of Record Release 2009-04-14 19:09:35
Description An important test of any ocean model is the ability to represent the flow of dense fluid down a slope. One example of such a flow is a non-rotating gravity plume on a continental slope, forced by a limited area of surface cooling above a continental shelf. Because the flow is non-rotating, a two dimensional model can be used in the across slope direction. The experiment is non-hydrostatic and uses open-boundaries to radiate transients at the deep water end. (Dense flow down a slope can also be forced by a dense inflow prescribed on the continental shelf; this configuration is being implemented by the DOME (Dynamics of Overflow Mixing and Entrainment) collaboration to compare solutions in different models).
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Source Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Laboratory for Energy and the Environment
Keyword Oceans, Gravity plumes, Continental slopes, Non-hydrostatic, Dynamics of Overflow Mixing and Entrainment (DOME), Ocean modeling
Selector Conlin
Date Of Record Creation 2009-04-14 19:04:40
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Date Last Modified 2010-01-24 17:05:06
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-04-14 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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