Izvestiya, Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics

, Volume 52, Issue 4, pp 335–340 | Cite as

Main directions in the simulation of physical characteristics of the World Ocean and seas



A brief analysis of the oceanographic papers printed in this issue is presented. For convenience of the reader, the paper by K. Bryan, a prominent scientist and expert in modeling the physical characteristics of the ocean, is discussed in detail. The remaining studies are described briefly in several sections: direct prognostic modeling, diagnosis–adaptation, four-dimensional analysis, and operational oceanography. At the end of the study, we separately discuss the problem of the reproduction of coastal intensification of temperature, salinity, density, and currents. We believe that the quality of the simulation results can be best assessed in terms of the intensity of coastal currents. In conclusion, this opinion is justified in detail.


ocean modeling baroclinicity adaptation of characteristics four-dimensional analysis operational oceanology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Numerical MathematicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Hydrometeorological Research Center of the Russian FederationMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Shirshov Institute of OceanologyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  4. 4.Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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