Very large eddy simulation of the Red Sea overflow


Ilicak M., OEZGOEKMEN T. M., PETERS H., BAUMERT H. Z., ISKANDARANI M.

OCEAN MODELLING, vol.20, no.2, pp.183-206, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2007.08.002
  • Journal Name: OCEAN MODELLING
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.183-206
  • Keywords: very large eddy simulation, Red Sea overflow, k-epsilon turbulence model, Entrainment, TURBULENCE CLOSURE MODELS, OUTFLOW PLUME, OCEAN MODEL, PART I, ENTRAINMENT, BOTTOM, WATER, CIRCULATION, DYNAMICS, PERFORMANCE
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Mixing between overflows and ambient water masses is a critical problem of deep-water mass formation in the down-welling branch of the meridional overturning circulation of the ocean. Modeling approaches that have been tested so far rely either on algebraic parameterizations in hydrostatic ocean circulation models, or on large eddy simulations that resolve most of the mixing using nonhydrostatic models.