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Main Title Advanced Ocean Modelling Using Open-Source Software / [electronic resource] :
Author Kämpf, Jochen.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2010
Call Number GC1-1581
ISBN 9783642106101
Subjects Geography. ; Physical geography. ; Meteorology. ; Oceanography.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Collation XIII, 181 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
1D Models of Ekman Layers -- Basics of Nonhydrostatic Modelling -- 2.5D Vertical Slice Modelling -- 3D Level Modelling. This book introduces the reader to advanced methods used in the computer-based modelling of fluid processes. This includes nonhydrostatic processes such as breaking internal waves and density-driven convection, but the model code is also used to simulate an El-Niño event! The book contains 25 practical exercises, using freely available Open-Source software suites, which are widely used by the scientific community. In this book, the art of hydrodynamic modelling is made available and transparent to a wider readership. An attractive byproduct of the book is that results are animations rather than still images. Model codes and animation scripts for all exercises are supplied on a website. The reader can adopt model codes for own independent studies